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NEW The Trans Person's Guide to Get or Change All of the Life Documents

This publication is chock-full of specific steps and how-to’s to help transgender people in New York State manage the process of changing names, gender markers, and identity documents from driver’s licenses to passports. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
NEW Whitman-Walker Health

Whitman-Walker Health is a Washington DC community health center specializing in HIV/AIDS care and lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender care. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   202.745.7000

Read more: Health, HIV & Aging, Legal Resources, Mental Health, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Improving Aging Services for LGBT Veterans

This fact sheet gives information on current (as of April 2014) information on LGBT veterans' benefits and concerns. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Veterans, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
FreeState Legal Project

FreeState Legal Project non-profit legal organization located in Baltimore city that is dedicated to advocating on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Marylanders. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   410.625.LGBT (5428)

Read more: Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations

 
Benefits for Same-Sex Couples Post DOMA

This December 2013 webinar looks at the implications of the June 2013 U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 the Defense of Marriage Act on benefits for same-sex couples. MORE >


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Read more: Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Supreme Court's DOMA decision and New York

Thinking about getting married in New York now that part of DOMA has been overturned? Read through this article by Thomas Sciacca, Esq. for an overview of different considerations. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Older Adults

 
How Medicare is Affected by DOMA's Overturn

This fact sheet briefly describes how your access to Medicare may be affected if you are in a legal marriage, after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act on June 26, 2013. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
After DOMA: What it Means for You - Medicare

This publication from a number of LGBT legal and advocacy groups addresses the spousal protections of Medicare, the federal health insurance program for adults 65 and older, as well as for certain younger people with disabilities. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Hospital Visitation Directives Video

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About Hospital Visitation Directives MORE >


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Read more: End of Life Decisions, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
HUD Ruling Video

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Ruling MORE >


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Read more: Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Health Care Proxies & Living Wills Video

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About Health Care Proxies & Living Wills MORE >


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Read more: End of Life Decisions, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
LGBT & HIV Housing Discrimination Video

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About LGBT & HIV Housing Discrimination MORE >


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Read more: HIV & Aging, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Funeral Directives Video

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About Funeral Directives MORE >


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Read more: End of Life Decisions, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Federal Nursing Home Reform Act Video

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Importance of Wills

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About Wills MORE >


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Read more: End of Life Decisions, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Social Security Benefits and DOMA: Can I do Anything Now to Preserve My Rights?

This document summarizes how to preserve seniors' rights to Social Security benefits until the day the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is gone. MORE >


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Read more: Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
GLBT Seniors Advocacy Project

The GLBT Seniors Advocacy Project of San Francisco presents its mission, services provided and contact information. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Legal Plans (Alzheimer's)

Legal Plans' is a brochure with recommendations for assisting the caregiver and the person with dementia in making legal arrangements. MORE >


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Read more: Alzheimer's / Dementia, Caregiving, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
One-Sheet: Social Security Benefits and DOMA

This document, written prior to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in June 2013 overturning Section 3 of DOMA, summarized how to preserve seniors' rights to Social Security benefits. MORE >


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Read more: Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Trans Aging: We're Still Here!

This fact sheet offers an overview of some of the issues facing transgender older adults and answers some common questions. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Legal Resources, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Giving Someone a Power of Attorney For Your Health Care

This guide, with an easy to use legal form for all adults, is prepared by the American Bar Association. MORE >


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Read more: End of Life Decisions, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations

 
Fair Housing Federal Law: The Facts

Natalie Chin discusses how LGBT seniors can protect themselves from housing discrimination through learning about the polices and laws for housing. Though there is no federal law for housing discrimination as it applies to this population, many local states have policies that can further help any individual that has faced unfair treatment. Protection from discrimination also extends to nursing homes with the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act. MORE >


Read more: Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Freedom to Serve: The Definitive Guide to Military Service

This guide provides lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender service members with a comprehensive overview of laws and policies that are relevant to their military service, as well as practical information for advocates and friends of gay and transgender service members. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Driver's License Policies State by State

This interactive map, developed by National Center for Transgender Equality, shows the policies of each state for changing name and gender designation on driver's licenses. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
A Blueprint for Equality

The Blueprint for Equality presents an ambitious agenda for the transgender equality movement through federal policy change. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Ensuring LGBT Access to HUD Housing Programs

This article discusses the new HUD regulations that aim to protect LGBT individuals and couples. In addition, the article overviews what to do if one suspects that housing discrimination is occurring. MORE >


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Read more: Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Fair Housing and Transgender People

This document outlines the housing rights of transgender people and how to file complaints of housing discrimination. MORE >


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Read more: Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Area Agencies on Aging and LGBT Older Adults

Each state has a local Area Agency on Aging. They provide a number of important services to aid older adults and ensure that they are able to stay in their homes. This article discusses how and why LGBT older adults can take advantage of these services. MORE >


Read more: Aging / General Issues, Caregiving, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Understanding the New Passport Gender Change Policy

This resource from the National Center for Transgender Equality provides information about when you need a passport and addresses specific concerns for transgender people, including how to change your name and gender information on your passport, how to apply for a new passport, and more. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
LGBT Guidelines for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

This publication includes the hospital guidelines as mandated by the Department of Health & Human Services regarding hospital visitations and designation of a health care representative pertinent to the LGBT population. MORE >


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Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Health, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
A Know-Your-Rights Guide for LGBT Elders in California

This publication is designed to inform LGBT older adults of various available services and benefits, including LGBT-friendly housing and service providers and benefits for people with disabilities. It also overviews California's anti-discrimination laws and how to address discrimination or mistreatment. MORE >


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Read more: Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Legal Issues Faced by LGBT Older Adults

The legal issues discussed in this article are exclusive to the LGBT population and are issues that their heterosexual, non-transgender counterparts do not have to face. (Note: some of these issues may have been impacted by the US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA in June 2013.) MORE >


Read more: Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Protect Your Rights - Fair Housing

This document serves to inform LGBT people on how to protect themselves against housing discrimination. MORE >


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Read more: Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Standing Up To Stigma

A video by The Graying of AIDS Project, produced for AARP, about a man forced out of his assisted living facility because he has HIV. MORE >


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Read more: Caregiving, HIV & Aging, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
HIV/AIDS Know Your Rights

People living with HIV/AIDS are entitled to certain protections under federal law. Learn more about your rights. MORE >


Read more: Employment / Workforce, HIV & Aging, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
In My Own Words

Dr. Robert Franke, a 75-year-old retired university provost and minister, relocated to Little Rock while still living independently to be closer to his daughter, Sara Bowling Franke. The next day, Fox Ridge of?cials abruptly ejected Dr. Franke from the facility because he has HIV. Here, both Dr. Franke and his daughter Sara tell their story. MORE >


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Read more: Caregiving, HIV & Aging, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
NYS Marriage Equality: Focus on Estate Planning

Trusts and Estates attorney, Tom Sciacca, Esq., details the importance of estate planning in relation to New York State's passage of marriage equality. MORE >


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Read more: End of Life Decisions, Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, LGBT Older Adults

 
LawHelpCalifornia.org

Providing information about various legal matters of interest to older adults in California. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources

 
Nondiscrimination Laws in the U.S.

This document is a detailed, color-coded map of the United States of America that shows which states have laws banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression. MORE >


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Read more: Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Creating an Estate Plan: A Legal Perspective

Proper planning will ensure that your property is distributed upon your death as you wish. It makes dealing with the issue of your death easier for your partner and your family. Furthermore, proper planning can save on taxes, allowing more property to be passed to your loved ones. MORE >


Read more: Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Lo Que Todas las Personas LGBT de Más Edad Deben Saber Sobre los Testamentos

Aunque el testamento es parte esencial de cualquier planificación del patrimonio, es especialmente importante para las personas LGBT. En un testamento, tú designas quién recibirá tus bienes al tú morir. También nombras a una persona para que tome decisiones importantes acerca de tu patrimonio, la cual es denominada tu "representante personal" o "albacea". MORE >


Nancy J. Knauer

Read more: Caregiving, En Español, Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, LGBT Older Adults

 
Medicaid and the LGBT Community

The eligibility rules for Medicaid are complicated, and can contain traps for the unwary. This article provides an overview of the rules that apply to those in the LGBT community who might need Medicaid, particularly those who might need long-term care in a nursing home. Note: This publication was created before the June 2013 US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA, so some information contained herein may no longer be applicable. MORE >


Read more: Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
LGBT Long-Term Care Issues

LGBT elders in long-term care facilities (along with their families and friends) need to know their rights and the red flags of mistreatment. The aim of this article is to give the current state of affairs, outline some forms of discrimination that LGBT elders face in nursing homes, and discuss some ways we can fight this mistreatment. MORE >


Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Elder Abuse, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
The Importance of Wills

A will is an essential part of any estate plan, but this is especially true for LGBT people. An estimated two-thirds of all people die without a will (i.e., “intestate”), but dying intestate can have devastating consequences for LGBT people because, in the majority of instances, the law does not recognize our chosen families – our partners, friends, and caregivers. MORE >


Read more: Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Asuntos del Cuidado a Largo Plazo Para Personas LGBT

Las personas lesbianas, gay, bisexuales y transgénero (LGBT) de más edad que viven en centros de cuidado a largo plazo (y sus familiares y amigos) deben conocer sus derechos y las señales del maltrato. Este artículo delinea los tipos de discriminación a los que pueden estar sujetos las personas LGBT de más edad en centros de envejecientes, como también varias maneras de atacar el problema. MORE >


Read more: Culturally Competent Care and Training, Elder Abuse, End of Life Decisions, En Español, Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
El Medicaid y la Comunidad LGBT

Las reglas de elegibilidad para el Medicaid son complicadas y pueden resultar problemáticas para quienes no están bien informados. Este artículo ofrece un panorama general sobre las reglas que aplican a las personas LGBT que podrían necesitar Medicaid, particularmente aquéllas que podrían necesitar cuidado a largo plazo en un hogar de envejecientes. Las reglas de Medicaid son bastante distintas para personas individuales y para las parejas del mismo sexo que para las parejas heterosexuales casadas. MORE >


Read more: En Español, Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, LGBT Older Adults

 
Creación y Protección de Derechos Legales Personales y Financieros

La planificación del patrimonio correcta te ayudará a garantizar que la persona de tu elección pueda cumplir tus deseos en caso de tú quedar discapacitado. Sin la planificación debida, podría designarse a alguien para que tome decisiones médicas y financieras en tu nombre que no cumpla con tus deseos. MORE >


Read more: En Español, Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, LGBT Older Adults

 
Planificación del Patrimonio

La planificación del patrimonio correcta te ayudará a garantizar que tu propiedad se distribuya tal como quieres después de tu muerte. Le facilita a tu pareja y a tu familia lidiar con tu muerte. Aún más, la planificación adecuada puede significar pagar menos en impuestos, lo cual permite que una cantidad mayor de bienes vayan a tus seres queridos. MORE >


Read more: Caregiving, En Español, Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, LGBT Older Adults

 
Planning for Incapacity

Proper planning can ensure that your wishes are carried out by the person of your choice in the event of your incapacity. Without proper planning, someone may be appointed to make medical and financial decisions for you, which may not be in accord with your wishes. MORE >


Read more: Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, LGBT Older Adults

 
SAGE Production's short video on LGBT Older Adults & Social Security

This video, created before the June 2013 US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA, was a primer on Social Security disparities between LGBT adults and their heterosexual counterparts. MORE >


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Read more: Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Tom Sciacca, Esq. on Whether to Marry

Tom Sciacca, Trusts and Estates attorney, discusses the legal impact of marrying your partner. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Tom Sciacca, Esq. on Wills

Tom Sciacca, Trusts and Estates attorney, discusses the importance of Wills to the LGBT community. MORE >


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Read more: Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources

 
Tom Sciacca, Esq. on Advance Directives

Tom Sciacca, Trusts and Estates attorney, discusses the importance of Advance Directives to the LGBT community. MORE >


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Read more: Caregiving, End of Life Decisions, Legal Resources

 
Lifelines: Documents to Protect Your Family

This publication contains information about essential documents that will help you protect yourself and your loved ones in the event of illness, disability, or death. Note: This publication was created before the June 2013 US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA, so some information contained herein may no longer be applicable. MORE >


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Read more: Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
The Legal Documents Every LGBT Older Adult Needs

Examples of what you need to put in writing to protect your financial, health care and end-of-life decisions. MORE >


Read more: End of Life Decisions, Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources

 
LOS DOCUMENTOS LEGALES QUE TODAS LAS PERSONAS LGBT DE MÁS EDAD NECESITAN

Lo que necesitas poner por escrito para proteger tus decisiones financieras, de cuidado de la salud y de fin de la vida. MORE >


Read more: Caregiving, End of Life Decisions, En Español, Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Talking About Transgender-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Laws

This short booklet gives the reader talking points when faced with conversations that cite falsehoods or misinformation about transgender inclusion (such as "bathroom panic"). It also highlights non-discrimination policies and ultimately summarizes why transgender people should be protected with regard to employment, housing, and public accommodations. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Take the Power: Tools for Life and Financial Planning

Lambda Legal has prepared this toolkit, with information on creating wills, protecting your medical and end-of-life decisions, and more, so that you can take the power and create a more secure future for yourself and your family. MORE >


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Read more: End of Life Decisions, Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Toma el control: Herramientas de planificación legal y financiera

Lambda Legal ha preparado esta guía para ayudarte a tomar el control, de manera que puedas crear un futuro más seguro para ti y tu familia. MORE >


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Read more: End of Life Decisions, En Español, Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
LGBT Older Adults: Rethinking Aging Laws for Today's Older Adults

This brief describes how current federal and state laws are based around the assumption of marriage and thus exclude same-sex couples, widowed men and women—LGBT and heterosexual alike—and those who never married. This brief offers concrete policy recommendations that would increase the breadth of older adults protected under aging policies. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
LGBT Older Adults and Estate Tax and Inheritance

This issue brief details how current estate and inheritance laws fail to recognize LGBT people's relationships, contributing to LGBT older adult's financial insecurity. MORE >


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Read more: End of Life Decisions, Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources

 
LGBT Older Adults: Facing Legal Barriers to Taking Care of Loved Ones

This brief discusses the exclusions LGBT people face in caregiving laws, such as the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, and the barriers they may face when visiting a partner or making end-of-life or medical decisions. Note: This publication was created before the June 2013 US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA, so some information contained herein may no longer be applicable. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care

 
LGBT Older Adults: Falling Through the Safety Net

This brief documents the unequal treatment LGBT older adults face under three key aspects to successful aging: financial security, good health and health care, and community engagement. Note: This publication was created before the June 2013 US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA, so some information contained herein may no longer be applicable. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
A Guide to Changing California & Federal Identity Documents to Match Your Gender Identity

This guide provides details on how people can petition to change their name and gender in California on various state and Federal documents, including information regarding the Social Security Administration, U.S. Passport Agency, Department of Motor Vehicles, and birth certificates. MORE >


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Read more: Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Overcoming Voting Obstacles

Transgender people may find voting to be an intimidating process for many reasons. This document lays out the issues that transgender people may face when attempting to vote and ways to overcome those issues. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Gay and Lesbian Elders: Estate Planning and End-of-Life Decision Making

This one-click download through SSRN will take you to a law review article discussing estate planning for gay and lesbian elders. MORE >


Read more: End of Life Decisions, Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
LGBT Older Adults: NYS Nursing Homes

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults have many legal rights while in the care of a nursing home in New York State, including the right to be free from discrimination, neglect and emotional and physical abuse. MORE >


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Read more: Housing / Homelessness / Long Term Care, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Planning Tips for LGBT Individuals and Couples

Offers guidance and advice to LGBT Boomers in the areas of legacy planning,employee benefits, health care, financial and retirement planning. MORE >


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Read more: Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, LGBT Older Adults

 
Still Out, Still Aging

Expanding on insights gained from its 2006 award-winning Out and Aging study conducted in partnership with the American Society on Aging's LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN), "Still Out, Still Aging" provides both an update and broader scope in looking at the LGBT population in comparison to the general population. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
State by State Guide to Laws That Prohibit Discrimination Against Transgender People

This fact sheet (from 2010) covers what states specifically have laws against discriminating against transgender people in employment, housing, and public accommodations. States covered include: CA, CO, HI, IL, IA, MD, ME, MN, NJ, NM, NC, OR, RI, VT, WA, and Washington DC. MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Tips for Representing LGBT Victims of Domestic Violence in Court

This is a short tip sheet for attorneys working with LGBT domestic violence cases. MORE >


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Read more: Elder Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence / Domestic Abuse, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Planning with Purpose: Legal Basics for LGBT Elders

Provides basic information about select areas of the law that are important to LGBT elders, especially individuals and couples who are age 55 and over. Note: This publication was created before the June 2013 US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA, so some information contained herein may no longer be applicable. MORE >


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Read more: End of Life Decisions, Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources, Social Security / Medicaid / Medicare / Health Care, LGBT Older Adults

 
Ombudsman Locator

The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center provides a listing for every state's ombudsment. Long-term care ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes and assisted living facilities. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Culturally Competent Care and Training, Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network

Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. is a client-centered organization that provides leadership, funding, and support to improve the availability and quality of civil legal aid and direct legal services for low income people and victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   717.236.9486

Read more: Legal Resources, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Oregon Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman

Oregon Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman is an independent state agency that responds to a wide variety of resident concerns, including problems with resident care, medications, billing, lost property, meal quality, evictions, guardianships, dignity and respect, and care plans. The program serves residents in nursing facilities, residential care facilities, assisted living facilities and adult foster care homes. They are resident-centered advocates for those struggling with the complexities of the long term care system. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800-522-2602

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Senior Citizens’ Law Office: Pride in Aging Project

The Project provides  legal representation, advocacy, and outreach to older LGBT individuals in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties.  Staff help with advance directives, financial powers of attorney,  estate planning, Medicare and Medicaid, long term care options, and housing issues. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   505-265-2300

Read more: Financial Security / Retirement, Legal Resources

 
Legal Services Alabama

Legal Services Alabama (LSA) is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to providing access to justice and quality civil legal aid and assistance to educate and empower Alabama's low-income community. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-866-456-4995

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Advance Directive: Alabama

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Alaska Legal Services Corporation

Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) is a private, nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Alaskans. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   888-478-2572

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Alaska Law Help

AlaskaLawHelp is a guide to civil legal services and resources for low-income persons and seniors in Alaska.  MORE >


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Read more: Legal Resources

 
Advance Directive: Alaska

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Arizona Division of Aging and Adult Services

The Division of Aging and Adult Services provides a comprehensive array of services to help people achieve or maintain their highest level of independence and self-sufficiency. Services and programs reach a diverse population of Arizonans from homeless youth to older adults. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-877-767-2385

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Arizona Law Help

A general website with a number of legal topics. It is a project of the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education in partnership with Southern Arizona Legal Aid Inc., Community Legal Services, Inc., DNA People's Legal Services, Inc., and the William E. Morris Institute for Justice with support from Legal Services Corporation. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   866-637-5341

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Arizona Judicial Branch: Seniors & Probate

The Arizon Judicial Branch provides a list of links related to seniors and probate law. MORE >


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Arizona Law for Seniors

www.lawforseniors.org is a program of the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education with support from the Arizona Supreme Court and State Bar of Arizona that provides several legal resources and information for older adults in Arizona. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (888) 264-2258

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Advance Directive: Arizona

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Arkansas Legal Services Partnership

Two nonprofit organizations that provide free legal services to low-income Arkansans in non-criminal cases. They provide free advice and representation for legal issues involving family law, consumer law, landlord/tenant law and many other non-criminal matters. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-9 LAW AID

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Advance Directive: Arkansas

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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California Dept. Of Consumer Affairs

Provides links to legal aid societies that provide free legal advice, representation, and other legal services in noncriminal cases to the economically disadvantaged. The societies are located in most major metropolitan areas throughout the state. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (800) 952-5210

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California Senior Legal Hotline

Provides free legal advice and brief services by phone to California residents 60 and over. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800-222-1753

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Advance Directive: California

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Colorado Legal Services

Colorado Legal Services is a non-profit corporation that has assisted persons with low income and seniors in the State of Colorado for over 85 years. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   303.837.1321

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Colorado Bar Association: Educational Materials & Brochures

The Colorado Bar Association's list of legal brochures available for people living in Colorado. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   303.860.1115

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Advance Directive: Colorado

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Connecticut Network for Legal Aid

This website is designed to help people with very limited income find help for their legal problems. It will try to answer questions and give legal information and tools to help you represent yourself. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800-453-3320

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Advance Directive: Connecticut

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Legal Services Corporation of Deleware

Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc., is a private, non-profit law firm whose mission is to use the practice of law to help low-income families in Delaware. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   302-734-8820

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Legal Handbook for Older Delawareans

An interactive legal handbook for older Delawareans produced by the Committee on Law and the Elderly of the Delaware State Bar Association MORE >


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Advance Directive: Delaware

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Florida Legal Services, Inc.

Florida Legal Services, Inc. (FLS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to provide civil legal assistance to indigent persons who would not otherwise have the means to obtain a lawyer. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (850) 385-7900

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Florida Law Help

Providing information about various legal matters of interest to older adults in Florida. MORE >


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Advance Directive: Florida

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Georgia Legal Services Program

The mission of the Georgia Legal Services Program is to provide access to justice and opportunities out of poverty for low-income Georgians. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (800) 498-9469

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Legal Aid - GA

Georgia's website guide to free legal information for seniors. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-888-257-9519

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Advance Directive: Georgia

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i

The Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i is a public interest, not-for-profit law firm whose mission is to achieve fairness and justice through legal advocacy, outreach and education for those in need. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (800) 499-4302

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i (for seniors)

Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i's website guide to free legal information for seniors. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (800) 499-4302

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Advance Directive: Hawai'i

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Idaho Legal Aid Services

Idaho Legal Aid Services is a nonprofit statewide law firm dedicated to providing equal access to justice for low income people through quality advocacy and education. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (866) 345-0106

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Idaho Senior Living Council

The Idaho Senior Living Council is designed to be a free source for helping Senior Citizens find the right fit to their current and long-term needs in the Treasure Valley of Idaho. MORE >


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Advance Directive: Idaho

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Illinois Legal Aid Online

Illinois Legal Aid Online develops technology and information to increase access to justice for Illinois residents. MORE >


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Illinois Department of Aging: Legal Services

The mission of the Illinois Department on Aging is to administer quality and culturally appropriate programs that promote partnerships and encourage independence, dignity, and quality of life. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800-252-8966

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Advance Directive: Illinois

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Indiana Pro Bono Commission

Provides a list of organizations that provide legal services to low income clients by district. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800-279-8772

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Indiana Legal Services - Senior Law Project

Provides free legal services to the low income and elderly of Indiana MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (800) 869-0212

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Indiana Law on Aging (publication)

A 62-page guide, sponsored by the Indiana Bar Foundation and Indiana State Bar Association about the laws and legal services for older adults in Indiana. MORE >


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Advance Directive: Indiana

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Iowa Legal Aid: Legal Hotline for Older Iowans

The Legal Hotline is a special project of Iowa Legal Aid that provides legal advice and other services to Iowans who are 60 or older. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800-992-8161

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Advance Directive: Iowa

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Kansas Legal Services

Kansas Legal Services, a statewide non-profit organization, is dedicated to helping low income Kansans meet their basic needs through the provision of essential legal, mediation and employment training services. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-723-6953

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Kansas Legal Services: Elder Law Hotline

Legal service hotline for people over age 60 in Kansas. MORE >


888-353-5337

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Advance Directive: Kansas

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Legal Aid: Network of Kentucky

Kentucky's legal services programs use this website to offer information about their programs, offices, services, and legal topics. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   866-452-9243

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Legal HelpLine for Older Kentuckians

The Legal HelpLine for Older Kentuckians is a service of the Access to Justice Foundation (AJF). It is a service intended to help elderly Kentuckians with legal issues. The service provdes legal advice and assistance to persons age 60 and older and their caregivers. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-200-3633

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Advance Directive: Kentucky

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Louisiana Governor's Office of Elderly Affairs: Legal Assistance

The purpose of Legal Assistance is to assist older individuals in securing their rights benefits and entitlements. Legal Assistance means legal education, advice or representation by an attorney or other appropriate assistance by a paralegal or law student under the supervision of an attorney and includes counseling or representation by a non-lawyer where permitted by law. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800-355-0970

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Advance Directive: Louisiana

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation

The Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation was established by the state legislature 28 years ago to ensure that low-income people with critical, non-criminal legal problems would have access to legal information, advice and representation. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   617-367-8544

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MassLegalHelp

Massachusetts legal aid programs put together this website to help you find practical information about your legal rights. MORE >


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Massachusetts Bar Association: Elder Law Education Program

A website service of the Massachusetts Bar Association, including an online guide to elder law resources in Massachusetts. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (617) 338-0695

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Advance Directive: Massachusetts

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Maryland Legal Aid

Legal Aid Bureau offices provide free civil legal assistance to low-income people and people over 60 in need throughout Maryland - in urban and rural settings, for children, the disabled, residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, migrant farmworkers, and those whose basic necessities, including housing, custodial relationships and health, are at risk. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (800) 896-4213

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The People's Law Library of Maryland

Maryland's Peoples Law Library (PLL) is a legal information and self-help website maintained by the Maryland State Law Library, MORE >


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Advance Directive: Maryland

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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HelpMELaw

Use HelpMELaw to find: People who may be able to help you with a specific legal problem and information about laws that affect you. MORE >


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Maine Legal Services for the Elderly

Provides free, high quality legal services to Maine’s socially and economically needy elderly age 60 and over. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-750-5353

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Advance Directive: Maine

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Michigan Legal Aid

MichiganLegalAid.org provides help with legal problems to low income residents of Michigan. On this site you will find information about the law and about places to go for help with legal and related problems. MORE >


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Michigan Offices of Services to the Aging: Legal Assistance

Legal assistance programs designed to provide information and referral, advice and counsel, legal education, and direct legal representations to Michigan's older adults. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-347-5297

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Elder Law of Michigan

Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. (ELM), a 501(c)(3), is a nonprofit charitable organization that promotes and protects the rights, health and economic well-being of older adults and people with disabilties providing information, advocacy, legal advice and professional services. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   866-400-9164

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Advance Directive: Michigan

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Minnesota Legal Services Coalition

The Minnesota Legal Services Coalition (MLSC) is an association of seven Minnesota regional legal services programs.  MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   651-228-9105   

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LawHelpMN.org

Providing online information about various legal matters of interest to older adults in Minnesota. MORE >


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Advance Directive: Minnesota

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Legal Services Corporation (online listing for Mississippi)

Provides a list of Legal Services Corporation offices across the state. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-498-1804

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MSLegalServices.org

Providing information about various legal matters of interest to older adults in Mississippi. MORE >


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Advance Directive: Mississipi

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Legal Services of Missouri

This site is designed to help find legal documentation, court forms, informational pamphlets, and legal articles. Search using common terms or by subject matter. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (417) 881-1397

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Missouri Seniors' Legal Helpline

Provides a list of common legal terms that seniors often run into when dealing with legal issues. It also offers answers to frequently asked questions on some topics of interest to seniors. MORE >


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Advance Directive: Missouri

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Montana Legal Services Association

Provides free legal assistance in civil cases to low-income people. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-666-6899

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MontanaLawlHelp.org

Providing information about various legal matters of interest to older adults in Montana. MORE >


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Advance Directive: Montana

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Legal Aid of Nebraska

Legal Aid of Nebraska provides free legal representation to underprivileged citizens and to cultivate self-sufficiency among their clients. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800-527-7249

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Legal Aid of Nebraska (durable power of attorney)

Information from Legal Aid of Nebraska on durable power of attorney. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   402-348-1069

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Advance Directive: Nebraska

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Nevada Legal Services

Nevada Legal Services (NLS) is a non-profit organization providing free legal services to low income Nevadans. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (877) 693-2163

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Nevada Legal Services: Senior Helpline

Through a collaboration with the Washoe County Senior Law Project, Nevada Legal Services has implemented a toll-free Helpline to assist seniors needing legal advice throughout Nevada that provides free legal assistance to any Nevada resident age 60 or older. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (877) 693-2163

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Advance Directive: Nevada

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

Read more: Legal Resources

 
New Hampshire Legal Assistance: Senior Citizens Law Project

NHLA offers legal advice and representation on a number of issues faced by seniors. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-888-353-9944

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Advance Directive: New Hampshire

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Legal Services - New Jersey

LSNJ coordinates the statewide Legal Services system, which provides free legal assistence to low-income New Jerseyans for their civil legal problems. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   888-576-5529

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Advance Directive: New Jersey

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

Read more: Legal Resources

 
State Bar of New Mexico: Lawyer Referral for the Elderly

A lawyer referral program for the elderly provided by the State Bar Association of New Mexico. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-876-6657

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LawHelpNM.org

Providing information about various legal matters of interest to older adults in New Mexico. MORE >


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Advance Directive: New Mexico

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

Read more: Legal Resources

 
New York State Office for the Aging - Legal Assistance

Provides links to information on where older adults can get legal help in New York state. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800-342-9871

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LawHelp.org/NY

Providing information about various legal matters of interest to older adults in New York. MORE >


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Advance Directive: New York

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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SAGE: Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic offers pro bono legal assistance to SAGE clients and members in NY. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   212-741-2247

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Law Association of Greater New York (LeGaL)

The LeGaL Foundation offers walk-in clinics, referral services and other resources for members of the LGBT community in the NYC area. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (212) 353-9118

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The New York Legal Assistance Group: LGBT Project

A not-for-profit law office that provides free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers.The full-service agency provides consultations, representation and advocacy on a broad range of legal issues. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   212-613-5000 X5107

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Legal Aid North Carolina: Senior Law Project

The LANC Senior Law Project (SLP) specifically serves clients that are 60 years of age or older.  Special priority is given to the population consisting of those seniors with the greatest economic or social need.  MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   877-579-7562

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LawHelp.org/NC

Providing information about various legal matters of interest to older adults in North Carolina. MORE >


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Advance Directive: North Carolina

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Elder Law Clinic at Wake Forest University

The Elder Law Clinic provides free legal assistance to moderate income seniors, and serves as a resource center for lawyers and other professionals MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   336.713.8630

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Legal Services of North Dakota

LSND’s mission is to provide high quality legal advice, education and representation to low-income North Dakotans as well as disadvantaged elderly in areas of civil law. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |    1-866-621-9886

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Advance Directive: North Dakota

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Ohio Legal Services: Senior Legal Issues

Provides legal assistance to low income Ohioans. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   866-529-6466

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Advance Directive: Ohio

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma provides free online information about civil legal problems Oklahomans face. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-888-534-5243

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OK Law

Providing information about various legal matters of interest to older adults in Oklahoma. MORE >


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Advance Directive: Oklahoma

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Oregon State Bar Association: Legal Information for Seniors

The Oregon State Bar Association's information page for older adults living in Oregon. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (800) 452-8260

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OregonLawHelp.org

Providing information about various legal matters of interest to older adults in Oregon. MORE >


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Advance Directive: Oregon

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Senior LAW Center

SeniorLAW Center is a nonprofit organization which improves the lives of older Pennsylvanians and protects their rights through legal representation, education and advocacy. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-877- 727-7529

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PALawHelp.org

Providing information about various legal matters of interest to older adults in Pennsylvania. MORE >


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Advance Directive: Pennsylvania

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Rhode Island Legal Services Senior Citizens Program

Rhode Island Legal Services Senior Citizens Program helps low income persons 60 and older with legal advice and assistance. This program assists seniors with problems relating to housing, Social Security, Medical Assistance, Medicare, Food Stamps, and other problems. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-662-5034

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HelpRILaw.org

This website provides a number of links to places to find help with various legal issues. MORE >


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Advance Directive: Rhode Island

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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South Carolina Legal Services

South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) provides free legal services in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of  South Carolina. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-888-346-5592

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LawHelp.org/SC

Providing information about various legal matters of interest to older adults in South Carolina. MORE >


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Advance Directive: South Carolina

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

Read more: Legal Resources

 
Office of the Attorney General: Legal Services for Senior Citizens

The Office of the Attorney General of South Dakota has a program that guarantees legal services to people age 60 and over, regardless of income or resources. The Office of Adult Services and Aging has contracted with the same legal corporations to provide these services. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-952-2333

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Help South Dakota

HelpSouthDakota.com provides centralized information regarding legal issues that may affect all South Dakotans at some point in their lives. MORE >


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Advance Directive: South Dakota

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Tennessee Bar Association (links to Legal Aid)

Tennessee Bar Association's map of the eight Legal Aid or Legal Services organizations in Tennessee. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (800) 899-6993

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Advance Directive: Tennessee

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


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Texas Legal Services Center

Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) is a non-profit legal office which provides assistance and training to poverty law advocates and their clients in the areas of litigation support, education and communication. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-622-2520

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TexasLawHelp.org

Providing information about various legal matters of interest to older adults in Texas. MORE >


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Advance Directive: Texas

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Utah Legal Services

Utah Legal Services seeks to protect the rights of the disadvantaged and persons of limited means by legal representation, advocacy, and education throughout Utah. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (800) 662-4245

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Utah Legal Services: Senior Hotline

A dedicated hotline to senior legal services in Utah MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800-662-1772

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Advance Directive: Utah

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Vermont Legal Aid: Elder Law Project

The Elder Law Project consists of the Senior Citizens Law Project (SCLP) and the Medicare Advocacy Project (MAP), and focuses on the legal needs and problems of seniors. The project provides a full range of legal services including advice, assistance with documents, and representation. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-889-2047

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Vermont Law Help's Elder Law Page

Vermont Law Help's Elder Law Page providing information of use to Vermont's seniors. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-889-2047

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Advance Directive: Vermont

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Virginia Legal Aid Society

A non-profit organization providing free legal information, advice and representation in civil cases to low-income families and individuals in Central, Southside and Western Tidewater Virginia. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-866-534-5243

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VALegalAid.org

Get answers to legal questions, find a legal aid office near you, find court information and/or find public forms you may need.  MORE >


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Advance Directive: Virginia

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Office of Civil Legal Aid

he mission of the Office of Civil Legal Aid is to work within the judicial branch and with the Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Board to ensure justice for low income residents of Washington State through the funding and oversight of effective, economical and responsive state-funded civil legal aid services and to ensure accountability for state-appropriated funds dedicated to this purpose MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (360) 704-4135

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WashingtonLawHelp.org

Providing information about various legal matters of interest to older adults in Washington. MORE >


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Advance Directive: Washington

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Provides civil legal aid to individuals, families and communities in the District who could not otherwise afford to hire a lawyer. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   202-628-1161

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Legal Counsel for the Elderly

Legal Counsel for the Elderly is a free service for people who are 60 years or older, living in the District of Columbia, and are in need of legal assistance. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   202-434-7700

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LawHelp.org/DC

Providing information about various legal matters of interest to older adults in Washington, DC. MORE >


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Advance Directive: D.C.

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


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Legal Aid of West Virginia

Advocates for low-income, vulnerable West Virginians, seeks equal access to justice, and creates system change in order to improve client safety, health, housing, income and access to resources. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   (800) 642-8279

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West Virginia Senior Legal Aid, Inc.

Needy senior West Virginians age 60 and over anywhere in the state can get help through this website. They particularly strive to deliver respectful and culturally competent services to all of West Virginia's seniors, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-800-229-5068

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Advance Directive: West Virginia

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


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Legal Action of Wisconsin: SeniorLAW

Legal Action of Wisconsin (Legal Action) is a non-profit law firm that ensures equal justice for low-income people. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   414-278-1222

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services: Advance Directive Forms

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has advance directive forms available online. These forms are designed to be completed without the assistance of an attorney MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   608-266-1865

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Advance Directive: Wisconsin

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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Legal Aid of Wyoming

A non-profit law firm dedicated to providing free legal assistance to low-income citizens of Wyoming. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   1-877-432-9955

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WyomingLawHelp.org

Providing information about various legal matters of interest to older adults in Wyoming. MORE >


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Advance Directive: Wyoming

Caring Connections provides free advance directives and instructions for each state that can be opened as a PDF (Portable Document Format) file. MORE >


Go to Web Site   |   800.658.8898

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