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- Florida Nursing Home Deaths after Hurricane Irma under Investigation
Investigations are underway as to why eight residents of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Florida died in the days after Hurricane Irma swept through the state.
- Elder Financial Abuse: Protecting Those Who Can No Longer Take Care of Themselves
When the media reports on elder abuse, physical abuse almost always seems to come to the forefront, and for good reason: the physical safety of the elderly, those that often cannot protect themselves, is and should be the first concern for protecting our older friends and relatives.
- What Happens if I Need a Guardian?
A guardian is a person who is given legal authority over another person because of reason of incapacity. If a court determines that a person is unable to make decisions for himself or herself, it may appoint a guardian. A guardian can be given authority over the person, his or her assets or both. The process involved in appointing a guardian is dependent on state law and the circumstances.
- Protecting the Elderly in Texas
A state's elderly residents are among their most vulnerable residents. Recent Texas legislative issues/news announces a new state law scheduled to take effect in September. No longer will nursing homes with multiple citations for repeated violations get a break from hefty fines imposed by regulators.
- Helping Your Widowed Parent Organize Their Assets
The loss of a loved one can be devastating, especially when it is a parent. In order to help your elderly parent cope with the passing of his or her spouse, it is essential to help them have their legal and financial obligations in order.
- Nursing Home Abuse in New Jersey
A tragic fact is that sometimes there are people who are working in nursing homes, taking care of the elderly, that abuse or neglect the patients in their care.
- New Jersey Estate Tax Law
As well as paying inheritance tax if you are the named recipient in a will people of New Jersey are also subject to additional Estate Tax if the value of the property is deemed taxable as well as adjusted gifts being taxable.
- Custody: Crossing State Lines with Children
It is no secret to any practicing family law attorney that Family Court can get very ugly. It often evolves into a competition where each party frequently crosses the proverbial line in an effort to make the other party look bad.
- Same-Sex Relationship Abuse in New Jersey
Same-sex relationships face the same issues that every other relationship may have to deal with, including abuse.
- Introduction to Elder Abuse and Negligence in Florida
In Florida, elder abuse and neglect is quite common, so it’s important to recognize the common signs.