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Raising a Grandchild (Part 1)

       It is estimated that 2.7 million grandparents are raising their minor grandchildren in their homes.  The reasons for this are varied.  The birth parents may be unable to care for their children because of physical or mental illness, substance abuse, incarceration, homelessness, poverty, or unemployment.  In many cases the grandparents didn’t expect […]

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Hospital Escape Story – Part 2

                Last week I was telling you about a story related to me by a parent of children who just turned age 18 and which reinforced for her the importance of having proper legal documents in place now that would allow her to make important decisions for her children.                 So, where did everything go […]

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Buzz Aldrin’s Legal Fight

       As the population ages so do our celebrities who face many of the same elder related legal issues as the rest of us.  Buzz Aldrin is yet another example of this.   His story caught my attention last month.  Aldrin, a local guy, was born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey and is known along […]

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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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Sobering Story About Lack of POA

       June is a month for celebrations.  Whether it’s friends or family it seems there is always a prom, high school or college graduation or wedding to celebrate every year.  It’s the good stuff in life.  While I certainly don’t want to ruin the party, this week I do want to share a call we […]

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