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Hospital Legal Rights in Connecticut

  New Policy to Address the Problems Caused by Observation Status Henry Weatherby President at Weatherby & Associates, PC A visit to the hospital can be physically and emotionally jarring for patients and their family members or… Read More
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Life Care Planning: Life Beyond Law

What is a life care planning law firm? How is it different from a typical elder law firm? The answers to these questions describe what makes Weatherby & Associates truly unique. They also reflect the passion and commitment of the firm’s staff t… Read More
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Pay Attention to Your Estate Plan: Chris Rock’s Expired Prenuptial Agreement

While most marriages are entered into with a great deal of bliss and optimism, nonetheless many of those marriages end in divorce.  From an estate planning perspective, it always prudent for a marrying couple to enter into a prenuptial agreement tha… Read More
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Care Agreement to be in Writing

Quite often when counseling clients we must stress the importance of documenting things in writing.  One of the planning contexts where that is crucial is in the area of Medicaid eligibility.  Specifically, while it usually fairly straightforward t… Read More
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Caregivers: Know your Assisted Living Options

February is National Caregivers Month. One task that can be daunting for family caregivers is identifying the assisted living community that best fits their loved one’s unique needs. It is important for caregivers to be able to identify the differe… Read More
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Top Twenty Problems with Skilled Nursing Facilities (Part Three of Four)

Navigating the care of a loved one in a skilled nursing facility can seem very daunting for family members and friends entrusted with the role of advocate. Justice in Aging compiled a handbook called “20 Common Nursing Home Problems—and How to Re… Read More
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Divorce with Dementia

Can an individual suffering from dementia legally divorce his or her spouse?  Or to put it another way, can someone with dementia possess the legal right to divorce and initiate a lawsuit yet at the same time to lack the capacity to manage property… Read More
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Impact of Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage: Part 2 of 2

Last time we gave a brief description of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.  Same sex marriage is now a right nationwide.  Now that same-sex couples have the op… Read More
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Do You Know How the New Connecticut Law Affects Your Power of Attorney?

Do You Know How the New Connecticut Law Affects Your Power of Attorney? The legislature of the State of Connecticut, after years of debate, has adopted comprehensive new laws concerning powers of attorney for financial matters.  Overall, the new la… Read More
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Self-Advocacy at the Doctor’s Office

Did you know that the average amount of time a patient has with their doctor during an appointment is about 15 minutes? It is imperative that patients maximize their time with their chosen medical professionals to help ensure positive outcomes. Patie… Read More
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