Posts Tagged ‘Attorney’

What are & How do we use Powers of Attorneys and Living Wills?

Healthcare Decisions Day is to encourage hospitals, and hospices to participate in a State-wide effort to provide clear and consistent information to the public about advance directives. The Elder Law Office of David Wingate did a presentation to Frederick Memorial Hospital on April 16, 2013 on Advance Directives and Powers of Attorneys. This Seminar was sponsored by: The Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLCHospice of Frederick County

Frederick Gounty Commissioners Grant Proclomation

Hospice of Frederick County, and the Elder Law Office of David Wingate are leading an effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare (living wills) decision making in an effort that has culminated in requesting the Frederick County Board of Commissioners to recognize April 16th, 2013 as “Healthcare Decisions Day.” “This Healthcare decisions day is an important day of awareness and education focused on encouraging everyone, including those who are healthy and in their prime of their lives, to think about and document care treatment preferences before a crisis,” states Laurel Cucchi, Director, Hospice of Frederick County.  “Advance Directives (Living…

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November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month. Join us for a FREE showing of The Notebook.

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month.  Join us for a FREE showing of  The Notebook starring James Garner and Gena Rowlands as a couple whose lives are impacted by Alzheimer’s.   Bring a friend and enjoy the movie on us. There will be popcorn and other concession items for your enjoyment at a discount price. Hope to see you there! Wed November 7th 1:30 – 3:30 pm Holiday Cinemas 100 Baughmanns Ln. Frederick, MD 301-663-9230 RSVP Sponsored by:                                                                           The Elder Law Office of David Wingate, Right At Home and the Alzheimer’s Association                             

Elder Law Office participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

A sea of purple covered Frederick Sunday afternoon as people participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. The crowd walked from the Maryland School For the Deaf around Frederick, through Baker Park. Most wore the purple shirts designed for the effort. "We're walking, of course, in honor of the people who have the disease, and also for the people who are caring for someone” states David Wingate, Elder Law Attorney. For those who still wish to make donations, it is not too late. Visit, or mail in a donation. The Alzheimer's Association will take donations through the rest of…

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When a Family Member Serves as Trustee – “Fair and Honest Is Not Enough”

Parents typically face two choices when selecting a trustee to manage a special needs trust for their child when the parents have died. One choice is a professional trustee–a bank or trust company or an individual who is in the business of serving as a trustee. Of course, professional trustees charge fees, and many banks and trust companies have a minimum trust balance requirement in order to serve as trustee. The other choice is to name a family member to serve as trustee, such as a sibling of the trust beneficiary or some other trusted family member. However, in most…

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The Washington Attorney General’s Office wants to be sure consumers aren’t misled by LegalZoom’s cost-saving claims.

I just would caution everyone to take caution in disclosing personal, confidential, identifying information about yourself and/or your estate.