Ask the Law Mother: Should I Have a Joint Checking Account with My Mom?

A question from Bridget in Grapevine: “I manage my mom’s finances for her. My mom wants to add me as a signatory to her checking account. According to the signature card the bank wants me to sign, the account will be a joint account (with rights of survivorship). Are we doing this the right way? […]

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Ask the Law Mother-Am I Responsible for My Mom’s Care?

A tough question from Sue S. in Dallas: “I am in the process of moving my elderly mom into a nursing home. Her health needs have become too much for me to handle at home. Between finding the right place for her and trying to make sense out of her finances, Medicaid, and the contracts […]

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