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Searching for a Support System (Part 3)

       In last week’s blog post I explained some options for our hypothetical client, Jane Doe, who has a limited family and friend support system. Neighbors, friends from different walks of life and professionals both on the health care and legal/financial side can be alternatives. I have found in my years of practice […]

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Lessons Learned from the Fight over Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem, the actor and radio personality best known as the host of American Top 40, a nationally syndicated radio program which aired in the 1970’s and 80’s, has recently been in the news for a different reason.  His second wife and the children from his marriage to his first wife have been fighting over […]

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Your Child is Turning 18 – What Does it Mean? (Part 3)

Last week we were discussing when it is appropriate for a parent to apply for guardianship of a child who turns 18.  But, what if guardianship isn’t suitable?  There is another option, called conservatorship.   Conservatorship is sort of a middle ground between a guardianship and power of attorney.   There is no determination of incapacity […]

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Your Child is Turning 18 – What Does it Mean (Part 2)

Last week we were discussing an issue which many parents are unaware of, the fact that they no longer have the legal right to make financial and medical decisions on their child’s behalf once he/she turns 18.  A power of attorney and health care directive can be a good solution.  But, they aren’t the perfect […]

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