Category: Elder Law

Signs That Your Parent Needs a Guardianship

As your parents get older, you may realize that they are more forgetful.  This can manifest itself in subtle ways at first, such as forgetting to close the garage door, repeating stories, or not knowing what day of the week it is.  These memory lapses may intensify over the years, and what begins as “senior… Continued

The Best Apps to Make the Lives of Seniors Easier

We don’t commonly associate seniors with technology but there are many great ways to use technology to make seniors lives easier.  Although learning how to use certain types of technology and electronic devices can be challenging, there are many useful apps that can help.  In this article, we explore some of the best apps for… Continued

How To Handle Social Media Accounts After Death

Social media is an important part of our lives these days. Most seniors, who use the internet, are on Facebook or other platforms, which can be a great way to stay in touch with family and friends. Other forms of social media have grown in popularity in the last decade as well, including Instagram, Twitter,… Continued

An Overview of Life Estate Deeds in Maryland

If you own real estate in Maryland, it is important to consider and make informed decisions about these types of assets. A life estate deed can be a valuable tool to help you legally pass your real property assets to your heirs and avoid the probate process, while also preserving tax benefits.  This type of… Continued

Medicaid Planning is not Estate Planning

Does your estate plan protect assets from long-term care costs? Does it include a strategy for long-term care?  Many people think that if they’ve done an estate plan, they have covered long-term care or Medicaid planning issues.  Nothing could be further from the truth. Medicaid planning is not estate planning and you’ll need an Elder… Continued

What is Probate and Why Should I Care?

What is Probate and Why Should I Care? When an individual dies, unless, they have a trust, their assets first have to pass through probate before they can be transferred to beneficiaries. Probate is the legal process of validating a person’s will and making distribution pursuant to the terms of the will. During probate, the… Continued

Do I Need Advance Healthcare Directives?

None of us wants to think about having an illness, being incapacitated, growing older, or how to care for a family member in these situations.  But, advance care planning is an important step you can take for yourself and your loved ones, at any age.  After all, none of us knows when a car accident,… Continued

Frame & Frame Welcomes Attorney Veronica Zoberbier

Frame & Frame Attorneys at Law welcomes Attorney Veronica Zoberbier to the firm. Veronica will be leading the firm’s estate planning practice in Frederick, MD. Veronica has been working in the legal field since 2001 and is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association. Her areas of expertise include Wills, Trusts and Powers of… Continued

Elder Romance and Marriage

Romance is often associated with the young. Somehow, our society generally believes that the elderly have outgrown the emotions that come with dating. Yet, older adults find just as much enjoyment as teenagers do from the excitement, compassion, and love that companionship provides. In today’s world, finding love again at an older age is more… Continued

Livable Communities for Elders and Others In Maryland

AARP’s Where We Live: Communities for All Ages is a free publication created by the Maryland Health Commissioner, community leaders, and non-profits, and highlights the issues and goals that certain communities are working towards to make neighborhoods, towns, and cities better places to live. Several Maryland communities made the list this year because of the… Continued