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Checklist for Detecting and Dealing with Elder Financial Abuse

The elderly are particularly vulnerable to scams or to financial abuse by family members or others in need of money.

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Film on Financial Abuse of the Elderly Features ELA Attorney

A documentary film about financial abuse of the elderly that stars Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney and features Florida ElderLawAns...

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Conviction of Astor's Son Helps Other Financial Elder Abuse Cases

Advocates for the elderly say the conviction of legendary New York socialite Brooke Astor's son on charges of financially abusing ...

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ElderLaw 101

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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