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 »

I’m a Snowbird Stuck in Hawaii. Will an Out-of-State Power of Attorney and Advance Health-Care Directive Work During Quarantine?

When Governor Ige signed our stay-at-home order on March 23, many snowbirds and retirees, who were staying in their second homes, found themselves stuck in Hawaii for a little longer than they originally planned. From a legal standpoint, many part-time residents of the Aloha State may now be wondering whether their legal documents, such as… 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 »