50Plus - Legal Topics

Information about wills, advance directives, estate planning, and other topics of interest to adults over 50.

  • AARP - Estate Planning
    Articles and news information covering wills, trusts and estates.
  • American Bar Association: Public Resources
    In the "consumer law" section of its website, the ABA offers a wide range of reliable information for the general public, including how to get legal help, how the courts and law work, real estate and tax related information, and more.
  • National Center on Elder Abuse
    This organization, maintained by the U.S. Administration on Aging, serves as a gateway to resources on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It offers research and statistics, community education programs as well as links to laws related to elder abuse. Another important feature is an up-to-date listing of state elder abuse helplines and hotlines across the country.
  • Senior Law Home Page
    Through this website (maintained by a private law firm), senior citizens, their families, attorneys, social workers, and financial planners can access information about elder law, Medicare, Medicaid, guardianship, estate planning, trusts and the rights of the elderly and disabled.
  • State Bar of California
    State Bar Association offers wide range of reproducible fact sheets and pamphlets, many of particular interest to seniors; topics include: wills, estate plans, living trusts and elder abuse.
  • Your Living Will: The New Advance Health Care Directive
    From the California Medical Association, this site features information about (as well as a non-reproducible sample copy of) advance health care directives which a person can use to appoint a health care agent and to express their health care wishes. A separate living will is not necessary if wishes about life-sustaining treatment have been specified in an Advance Health Care Directive.

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- How long is a generation (25 years or 50 years)?

- How many states touch the Mississippi River (8 or 10)?

- How many colors in a rainbow (7 or 8)?

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