Legal Concerns

Articles about legal rights and concerns for people with cancer.


Estate Planning

This article provides an overview of estate planning and what is included in planning your estate.

Advance Care Planning

This article provides information about advance care planning as well as tips and resources for planning and documenting your wishes for your medical care in the event you were unable to speak for yourself.

Financial Power of Attorney

This article provides an overview of financial power of attorney and  the powers given to someone who you appoint to be financial power of attorney.

Standby Guardianship

This article provides an overview of standby guardianship, which allows an individual with a disabling medical condition or terminal illness to appoint another person to care for their children without giving up parental rights.

Child Custody and Grandparents' Custody Rights

This article provides a brief description of types of child custody (physical and legal) as well as special information about grandparents interested in custody of a grandchild. For a parent coping with cancer, this article can help you get started in thinking about arrangements for your children.

Blogs

Brown Bag Chat: Legal & Financial Challenges Facing People with Cancer
by Carolyn Vachani, MSN, RN, AOCN
April 7, 2010

Grandparents’ Custody Rights
by Rodney Warner, JD
February 19, 2010

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