Domestic Staff (& Risks) Not Just for Rich Anymore

A common elder law issue is the most appropriate way to pay a family member to care for an elderly person at home. Does there have to be a written contract? Can one just promise a share of the estate in exchange for services now? What’s the going market rate?

Those are important questions, but three times in the last three weeks I’ve been impressed with the high stakes of a question connected to paying a family member to help you stay in your home that doesn’t occur to many people: is the caregiver an employee? Read More...