It seems like a simple question. It's the first question in the interview for many estate plans. But the answer may be far from simple. There are many issues involving children with unmarried parents, adopted children, stepchildren and children conceived through assisted reproductive technology. Establishing parentage is important for securing a child's benefits such as support, social security, veteran's benefits and inheritance rights.
Long-term care includes a broad range of medical and support services for people with a degenerative condition (such as Parkinson's or stroke) a prolonged illness (such as cancer) or a cognitive disorder (like Alzheimer's). It involves providing assistance with the activities of daily living and supervision if needed.