Yearly Archives: 2015

Accidents Happen: The Truth about Trucks on the Road

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Commercial trucks present distinctive challenges on the road. In addition to the fact that truck drivers must be uniquely qualified to move cargo between cities or states, they must also be licensed to control thousands of pounds of truck on a road system populated with smaller vehicles. Driving commercial trucks is not for the faint…

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Get It Together: How Living Wills Save Time, Money and Lives

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Less than half of America's over 65 population has a living will. This shocking news, made public by Consumer Reports, should cause Americans everywhere to re-evaluate their end-of -life priorities and what they are doing to avoid costly mistakes. Consider the following 4 facts about living wills. Not having a living will means someone else will make…

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Elder Abuse May Include Stealing

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One of the scariest things that can happen to a person when they age is to suffer from elder abuse.  In a recent Livermore, California, case it became clear that the court doesn’t just view physical harm or neglect to qualify for the definition of elder abuse anymore.  Stealing money from elderly – which could…

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Nursing Home Debt Collection: A Form of Elder Abuse?

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Nursing homes allow families to provide care for their loved ones when they do not have the skills, resources or ability to provide that attention themselves. But what happens when the nursing home isn’t paid due to bill disputes or other issues? Many of them seek to obtain legal guardianship of the resident and in…

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What the ABLE Act Passage Means for Your Family

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One of the common issues that an elder law attorney faces is assisting family members with matters associated with caring for a disabled family member. Oftentimes, these consultations occur because the caretaker simply cannot afford the additional costs of maintaining the level of care necessary for a person with disabilities. Fortunately, Congress passed the ABLE…

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Four Times Grandpa Simpson Got the Short End of the Stick

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Critically acclaimed television show, The Simpsons, is hailed as one of America’s funniest comedies. It counts over 30 Primetime Emmy awards as part of its enormous award collection. Focusing on the nuclear family of mother Marge, father Homer, and their three children, Bart, Lisa and Maggie, The Simpsons follows the daily foibles of a middle…

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