Elder Abuse is a very serious issue, and one that effects 4.3 million elders every year. That means that about 1 in 10 of the country’s senior citizens. Elder Abuse can come from nursing home attendants, home aids, or even family members. Abuse of the elderly can affect both men and women, almost equally. There [...]
In today’s day and age, so much of what we do is online. More and more of what we do is paperless. We do our taxes online, have private files on our computers, and have passwords to secure our accounts. When you die, who will gain access to these files, and what do you want [...]
If you become incapacitated and unable to make medical decisions for yourself, it can be difficult for your physician and family to follow your wishes without proper legal documents. Advanced Directives (health care proxy and living will) mitigate this issue by your designation of a health care agent to make decisions for you relating to [...]
When planning for your estate, one of the biggest issues many families face is the loss in value when funds are transferred from one family member to another. When someone in your family dies, the estate left behind should strengthen your family financially; but without the proper planning, estate taxes and other fees may end [...]
A Health Care Proxy and Living Will are documents that allow your wishes to be carried out should you become incapacitated and unable to care for yourself; such as in the event of a declining mental state or the reliance of life support. Anyone over the age of 18 can and should create a Health [...]
This article will endeavor to detail the seven year odyssey of a contested guardianship proceeding in the Matter of Samuel S. Many guardianship proceedings are extremely contested; however, this case was the most contentious in my career. It involved three Supreme Court proceedings (habeas corpus, guardianship and a plenary action) and two appeals. The latter [...]
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