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Son Must Pay for Mother's Care Under Filial Responsibility

A Pennsylvania appeals court holds that a son is required to pay for his mother’s care under the state’s filial responsibility law even though the mother does not have outstanding medical bills and the son claims he had an abusive childhood. 202 more words

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