Archive for the ‘Elder Law’ Category

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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

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Elder Law
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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

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Elder Law
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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

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Elder Law
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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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November 8th, 2015

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Civil Litigation and Appeals | Criminal | Elder Law | Personal Injury Law
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How to Create an Incontestable Will

Even among people who love one another, the death of a close family member can bring out the worst in them. To divide assets, it is imperative to get help in creating an incontestable will. During a painful time, family members often allow emotions to take over, especially if someone feels slighted by a will. […]

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September 24th, 2015

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Elder Law
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Key Decisions for a Power of Attorney

While the term “power of attorney” is well-known, not everyone realizes there are variations to this legal document or fully understands the key decisions that need to be made. Types of Powers of Attorney A power of attorney can be appointed to an individual or organization, which legally becomes known as the “attorney.” The four […]

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May 22nd, 2015

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Elder Law
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How Elder Law Protects Our Seniors

Elder law is considered by many legal professionals as one of the areas of law that is fast gaining traction and need. This is mainly because the baby boomers are approaching their senior years (60 years and older) and their population is huge – approximately 80 million. Add to this the threat to entitlements like […]

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May 15th, 2015

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Elder Law