Estate and Financial Planning for People Living with COPD

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Estate and Financial Planning for People Living with COPD


Martin Shenkman

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"COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. Emphysema and chronic asthmatic bronchitis are the two main conditions that make up COPD. Estate-planning is crucial for those living with a chronic condition, as they must express their preferences whether to receive long-term care at home rather than in a nursing home in the event that they become more disabled, and it is more important for one who has a chronic illness to name a power of attorney.

Estate and Financial Planning for People Living with COPD covers all of those topics plus:

  • How to write your will
  • How to determine how much life insurance your family needs
  • How to figure out whether you need a living trust
  • Learn about powers of attorney
  • When to work with a lawyer, if you need to

Product Details

  • Publication Date November 02, 2012
  • Page Count 224
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303342

About The Author(s)

Martin Shenkman CPA, MBA, JD ,MD

Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, JD, is an attorney in private practice in Teaneck, New Jersey and New York City. He has appeared on The Today Show, NBC Evening News, CNBC, CNN-FM and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Money, The New York Times, and other publications.

Mr. Shenkman is the author of thirty-two books and more than seven hundred articles. His books include: Living Wills and Health Care Proxies; Estate Planning after the 2001 Tax Act; Homeowner's Legal Bible; Divorce Rules; Marketing for CPAs; and Estate Planning Step by Step.

Mr. Shenkman received his BS from Wharton School, his MBA from the University of Michigan, and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law.

Table of Contents

"1. Financial Planning: The Basics
2. 7 Steps of Estate Planning
3. COPD and How a Chronic Illness Affects Estate Planning
4. Organizing Legal, Financial, and Other Information: The Key to Your Security
5. Power of Attorney: Authorizing Someone to Take Legal Action for You
6. Ensuring Access to Your Medical Records: HIPAA
7. Your Health Care Proxy and Living Will: Designating Someone to Make Health Care Decisions for You
8. Emergency Child Medical Form
9. Your Will: Distributing Assets and Caring for Your Loved Ones
10. Revocable Living Trust: Maintaining Control and Protecting Yourself When You Have COPD
11. Charitable Giving
12. Other Considerations
13. Getting Started"