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Q: When Do I Need a Guardianship?


The standard under which a person is deemed to require a guardian differs from state to state. And even within some states the standards are different, depending on whether a complete guardianship or only a conservatorship over finances is being sought. 1,293 more words

Estate Planning

Go Set A Court Appointed Guardian

Sad, if true; true to life, in any case. This would certainly explain Lee’s decision—if, in fact it was a decision she took, at this late stage—to publish trunk material to the detriment of one of her most compelling characters, and ultimately, her legacy.

Ancillary Jurisprudence


Another case handled by Brian A. Raphan, P.C. was on the Cover Page of the New York Law Journal last week.

I was appointed as Special Referee by the Supreme Court of the State of New York to perform a forensic review of Nassau County attorney Martha Brosius’ handling of a senior citizen’s financial affairs.  393 more words

Elder Care

Laurel Hartshorn, Elder Law Attorney

Laurel Hartshorn, ESQ. – Elder Lawyer

PHONE: 724-352-0001

What is Elder Law?

Elder law focuses on legal needs and concerns of older or disabled individuals and their families. 101 more words

Single Parents: Protect Your Children with a Proper Estate Plan

Taking the time to formulate an estate plan can often seem like a daunting process. This is particularly true for the single parent. The single parent is likely struggling to balance the demands of taking care of the children, home and working a job outside of the home. 570 more words

Estate Planning

The Illinois Jihad

Ken Ditkowsky



“There is no dispute the elder cleansing is wrong. There is no dispute that a ‘cover up’ of corruption by a public official (such as Larkin) is wrong.

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