What happens when a guardianship gets contentious?

An estimated 1.3 million adults are under guardianship in this country, perhaps 85 percent of them over 65.  Click the link to read the article from AARP Magazine and learn about what happens when a court-ordered guardianship in the Davis family leads to isolation and exploitation in the article “What Happens When a Guardianship Gets

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Without Safety Net Of Kids Or Spouse, ‘Elder Orphans’ Need Fearless Fallback Plan

About 22 percent of older adults in the U.S fall into the category of “elder orphans” or are at risk of doing so.  Click the link to read the article from Kaiser Health News and learn more about the rising issue of ‘Elder Orphans’ in the article “Without Safety Net of Kids or Spouse, ‘Elder

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BENEFITS OF PROFESSIONALS WORKING TOGETHER

There are often situations in which an older person needs the services of an attorney and medical professionals. A recent article in Bifocal, a publication of the American Bar Association, highlighted six scenarios in which such a collaboration would be beneficial to the older patient-client’s well-being, as well as the professionals. This issue of ElderCounselor

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REASONS EVERYONE NEEDS A POWER OF ATTORNEY

The benefits of a highly detailed, comprehensive power of attorney are numerous. Unfortunately, many powers of attorney are more general in nature and can actually cause more problems than they solve, especially for our senior population. This issue of the ElderCounselor highlights the benefits of a comprehensive, detailed power of attorney, including some of the

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