Advance Health-Care Directives and Your Graduating Senior

Graduating during the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders is a mixed emotional bag as seniors participate in drive-through, parade-style, and video conference graduation ceremonies. Maui graduates are spending time in small family gatherings instead of rocking community centers. If you had a high school senior in your home, you know things are about to change, but you’re… Read More »

Planning Documents Every Family Needs… Now More than Ever

The outbreak of COVID-19 represents a threat to both our physical and our emotional well-being. It reminds us that we live in an uncertain world. Proper planning allows us to take control of our personal and financial affairs now and in the future. In a time like this, planning is more important than ever… and… Read More »

Coronavirus Update: Office Safety and Future Meetings

Here at Obenauf Law Group we are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its ramifications for our clients, their families, and our staff. As such, we have chosen to  work from home while observing social isolation. We are using online and phone meetings.  You can use your home computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone for… Read More »

Let 2017 Be the Year of the Superagers!

Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital studied the brains of 65-year-olds with the memory and attention of 25-year-olds. Their conclusion? Work hard at something. “Vigorous exercise and bouts of strenuous mental effort” may do the trick, says last week’s New York Times article (How to Become a Superager) by one of the study’s authors, Lisa Feldman Barrett. This is… Read More »

Waiting

I understand why you haven’t spoken to your parents about getting a power of attorney. It’s awkward. And you don’t want to seem greedy or controlling. Plus, parents are difficult. You have to take time off work to meet with the lawyer. And you have to pay for it! Perhaps you might find it helpful… Read More »

NPR Investigation Reveals Dishonorable Discharges for Soldiers with PTSD

When Staff Sgt. Eric James entered his therapist’s office with his audio recorder, he wasn’t trying to launch an investigation into the Army’s treatment of soldiers with PTSD and traumatic brain injury. He was just looking to protect himself from being kicked out of the Army and a dishonorable discharge with no benefits. Yet his… Read More »