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To Gift or not to Gift, that is the Question!

Older clients regularly pose the question of whether they should gift their house to their children. Under Medicaid laws, transferring ownership of a home, usually in the form of a gift, is subject to…
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Thinking of putting off your estate planning – think again after you read this!

Despite being a rare event, wrong site surgery is the number-one operating room safety concern for 65 percent of operating room nurses in the United States, according to a new national survey conducted…
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Durable Powers of Attorney - Part III

The durable power of attorney can be an effective and efficient alternative to the guardianship process. However, it simply is not a foolproof method to ensure guardianship may not be necessary.  There…
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Durable Powers of Attorney - Part II

A durable power of attorney is only an effective alternative to guardianship if a third party will recognize the document.  It is important to understand what options the third party has when presented…
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Is there an easy way to avoid guardianship?

Seniors have a number of legitimate concerns about the costs associated with the guardianship process. However, there is an easy (and inexpensive) way to generally avoid guardianship while still being…
NEW YORK JUDGE ALLOWS SERVICE OF DIVORCE PAPERS THROUGH FACEBOOK!!

NEW YORK JUDGE ALLOWS SERVICE OF DIVORCE PAPERS THROUGH FACEBOOK!!

A judge in Brooklyn, NY allowed a woman to serve her divorce papers to her husband via Facebook. So, can you now divorce your spouse through Facebook, Twitter (How about #IDivorceyou!), or maybe just send…
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Why guardianship may still be necessary…

Banks can refuse to honor a durable power of attorney (DPOA) if they suspect financial fraud.  We recently received a call from a social worker who had a patient whose son needed to pay for mom’s care…
Aging at Home on the Rise

Aging at Home on the Rise

A new survey of hundreds of federally sponsored local agencies that assist aging Americans has found increased efforts to help the elderly remain in their homes as they grow older, a policy known as “aging…
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More Ammunition for Social Workers to Encourage Exercise

More Ammunition for Social Workers to Encourage Exercise New study results from the University of Kansas bolster the adage that "heart healthy is brain healthy." The investigation shows neighborhoods…
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New Study on Elder Abuse Reveals Cause for Concern

The first study to look at the scope of negative aggression between residents of U.S. nursing homes has found that almost one in five people who live in these facilities are involved in such encounters…
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The Blame Game

An article entitled  “Social workers and journalists are hindered by mutual suspicion” recently appeared in an on-line edition of The Guardian.  The article discussed the fact that the media generally…
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Giving Back: Thanksgiving Donations and Volunteer Opportunity

  It's that time of year again. Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved holidays of all.  According to CNN.com, Thanksgiving is America’s second favorite holiday after Christmas. Thanksgiving is a…
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Right to Die Issues Create Ethical Dilemmas

Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old terminally ill woman suffering from brain cancer, ended her life in Oregon. Maynard was diagnosed with a brain tumor and said she planned to take prescribed medication to…
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Teen Invents Sensor to Help Alzheimer's Patients

NBCNews.com (Sept. 14, 2014) It's nice to bring positive news about Alzheimer's. This story from NBC News is especially touching because of the person at its center: a fifteen-year old who is making…
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Free Shredding Event - Saturday, Nov. 15

In his efforts to advocate for Senior Safety; Elder Law Attorney Lee Drizin wishes to inform seniors of the next free shredding event in Las Vegas. This is a safe and convenient way to get rid of old documents: November…
Durable Powers of Attorney – Friend or Foe?

Durable Powers of Attorney – Friend or Foe?

Seniors routinely execute Durable Powers of attorney which nominate someone to be in control of their financial affairs when they are no longer able to do so. However, at the recent American Bar Association’s…
Tax Scheme Took Advantage of Mentally and Physically Impaired Las Vegas Seniors

Tax Scheme Took Advantage of Mentally and Physically Impaired Las Vegas Seniors

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, a Southern California man was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison Monday in a tax scheme that took advantage of 32 mentally or physically impaired seniors…
WHAT YOU SEE MATTERS...

WHAT YOU SEE MATTERS...

On September 22, 2014, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court upheld a decision that the sister, and not the mother, of a cognitively impaired woman should be awarded guardianship.  The…