The Caregiver's Journey

Legal Issues

Legal issues to protect your family and your service member/veteran with TBI include:

  • Guardianship 
  • Power of Attorney (POA) 
  • Medical POA, medical directives 
  • Trusts 
  • Life trusts, life insurance, and listing beneficiaries on life insurance policies 
  • Living wills

You may need to consider these issues to make good decisions about your family’s future. It may also seem hard at first.

Take your time to read this section carefully. It provides the basics of each legal concept. Discuss your personal situation with an attorney or social worker/case manager who has experience with legal matters.

Each state has its own set of rules regarding these legal documents. You will need to find out what the rules in your state are from someone with legal expertise.