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Guardianship and Conservatorship

Every adult is assumed to be capable of making his or her own decisions unless a court determines otherwise.

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Court Rules That Aunt Who Helped Nephew Buy Home in Exchange for the Promise of a Place to Live Has a Case

Often seniors will make deals with other members of their family to secure their care or living arrangements ...

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Elderly Couple May Be on the Hook for Adult Son's Medical Bills

An elderly Pennsylvania husband and wife are being asked to pay their deceased adult son's medical bills under a law making family members responsible for a loved ones' unpaid bills. 

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Some Seniors Getting Sticker Shock When Moving From Hospital to Nursing Home

A growing number of Medicare recipients are spending days in the hospital before moving to a nursing home, only to find that ...

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Book Review: Everyday Law for Seniors

Seniors confront many issues that require a basic understanding of   the law.

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IRS Issues Long-Term Care Premium Deductibility Limits for 2013

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is increasing the amount taxpayers can deduct from their 2013 taxes ... 

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Medicare Fraud Costs Billions: Here's How You Can Help

Medicare fraud is often in the news, but what is it, exactly?

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More Seniors Eligible for Big Medicare Drug Subsidy

A million low-income seniors have become eligible for a big assist on prescription drug expenses this year ...

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