Archive for the ‘Elder Law’ Category

What Are Recent Changes in Law Regarding Nursing Home Abuse?

Although nursing home abuse is an ongoing problem, thanks to public education and government action, some things are starting to improve. In fact, several recent changes in law will help protect people living in full-time care facilities. However, there are also some potential new laws that seem to protect nursing homes more than they do […]

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Posted on:
July 26th, 2018

Category:
Elder Law

How to Protect Your Loved One from Elder Abuse

At one time, the term “elder abuse” was foreign to most people. Today, it is something that people know about all too well. Like millions of other people, you have probably watched news reports or videos showing an elderly person getting hit, kicked, yelled at, or abused in some other way. However, it often involves […]

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December 22nd, 2017

Category:
Elder Law

What Types of Cases Does an Elder Law Attorney Handle?

An elder law attorney is a legal professional who deals with matters that impact the lives of older or disabled individuals. Just as you have legal needs as a younger adult, you will need an attorney’s assistance as you age, but pertaining to different matters. Unfortunately, many people never seek help from an elder law […]

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August 24th, 2017

Category:
Elder Law

Common Warning Signs of Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

Currently, close to two million people in the US live in nursing homes. Most long-term care facilities do a great job of protecting the residents, but even then, bad things happen in the form of neglect and abuse. While neglect and abuse often go hand-in-hand, they have somewhat different meanings. Neglect is when someone fails […]

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May 24th, 2017

Category:
Elder Law

What Services Does an Elder Law Attorney Provide?

Most people are relatively familiar with what personal injury, corporate, real estate, and family law attorneys do, but few understand the services of an elder law attorney. Typically, an elder law attorney deals with legal matters that impact the lives of an elderly or disabled individual. Some of the most common cases include guardianship, Social […]

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June 16th, 2016

Category:
Elder Law

How Does a Child Become Emancipated from the Parents?

Emancipation is a legal process whereby a teenager gains independence from the parents or guardian. While sad, there are times when taking this legal action is in the teenager’s best interest. Since it’s a drastic measure, you need to seek the services of a qualified attorney when considering emancipation. If you cannot afford a lawyer, […]

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December 8th, 2015

Category:
Elder Law

Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney for Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home neglect, also referred to as elder abuse, is a serious problem. According to the latest statistics, more than 40 million people over the age of 65 within the U.S. experience abuse or neglect, most at the hands of caregivers. Nursing home neglect comes in different forms, including: Social/Emotional Neglect – Patient is repeatedly […]

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Posted on:
November 8th, 2015

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Civil Litigation and Appeals | Criminal | Elder Law | Personal Injury Law