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NEW Creating End-of-Life Documents for Trans Individuals

This publication is a guide to creating end-of-life documents with specific language that protects the interests of transgender individuals in having their gender identity and expression respected. MORE >


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Start End of Life Planning Early

End of life planning article from the American Society on Aging blog. MORE >


Read more: Aging / General Issues, End of Life Decisions, 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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Health Care Proxies & Living Wills Video

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


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Funeral Directives Video

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About Funeral Directives MORE >


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Importance of Wills

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About Wills MORE >


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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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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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Tom Sciacca, Esq. Explains the Importance of Marriage Equality in NYS

Tom Sciacca, Trusts and Estates attorney, discusses the importance of marriage equality in New York State pertaining to end-of-life decisions and estate planning. MORE >


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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

 
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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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 >


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Four Conversations Caregivers Need to Have. Now.

Do you know your loved one’s health care and financial wishes? Talk about it now, so you can protect those decisions. MORE >


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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 >


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Guide to Senior Care: Medicare, Home Care and Assisted Living

This publication is designed to help children in deciding how to best support their senior parents. It offers options and tools on how to best be supportive to their loved ones, while still maintaining if independence if possible. MORE >


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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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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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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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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 >


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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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