Family members often chose to care for their loved ones rather than hiring professional caregivers. This choice often serves the needs and desires of the person in need of care, but there are some important issues to consider regarding payment to family members.
Larry Dawes, MSW, outlines a few considerations in this short article. It is well worth reading before taking on the task of caring for a family member and receiving payment for providing that care.
Colleen J. Watters is a dedicated estate planning and probate lawyer. She also specializes in special needs and pet care planning. A graduate of Lincoln School of Law, a member of the California State Bar since 2008, a native of Sacramento, an active volunteer with the American River Parkway Foundation and the Placer SPCA.