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Tale of Caution: What Happens if I’m in the Hospital, Incapacitated, and Without a Health Care Directive

2020-08-11T20:26:05+00:00

During this COVID-19 pandemic, having documents in place outlining your wishes for your health care decisions is crucial. In this example, Joe Smith ends up in the hospital and is unable to speak for himself. He does have immediate family present as his two daughters came with him to the hospital. However, they disagree on what action should be taken for their father. Without an Advance Health Care Directive, Joe’s family may be left fighting and forced to go to court for a conservatorship. Furthermore, no one knows for sure what Joe’s health care wishes actually are. [...]

Tale of Caution: What Happens if I’m in the Hospital, Incapacitated, and Without a Health Care Directive2020-08-11T20:26:05+00:00

What We Can Learn from Buzz Aldrin’s Guardianship Fight

2020-06-29T22:32:45+00:00

What We Can Learn from Buzz Aldrin’s Guardianship Fight On July 20, 1969, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the second human in history to walk on the moon. These days, at the ripe old age of 88, Buzz is dealing with issues that are much more down to earth: The loss of control that comes through the appointment of a guardian (the Florida version of what we in California call a conservator). Although we don’t know all the facts about Buzz’s condition, we can still take some lessons from his current ordeal. Does Buzz Aldrin Need a Guardian? In May, two [...]

What We Can Learn from Buzz Aldrin’s Guardianship Fight2020-06-29T22:32:45+00:00