Use Estate Planning to Avoid Adult Guardianship—and Elder Abuse

Elder abuse can take a wide variety of forms, but we think the worst of the worst is caused by unscrupulous adult guardians appointed by a court to care for seniors who are no longer able to care for themselves. And though you may not want to believe such a thing could happen, you need to know that without the right planning in place, even the seniors in your own family could be at risk.

In fact, there are currently 1.5 million American adults under guardianship, with an estimated 85% of...

An article by Collin Nyeholt:

Victims of sexual harassment and assault need to understand how the law empowers them to fight back. 

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission tells us that “[h]arassment can include ‘sexual harassment’ or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. 

But, “the law doesn’t prohibit simple teasing, offhand comments, or isolated incidents that are not very serious” because “harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile...

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Yours, mine and ours … in today’s modern family, it’s oh so common. The blended family is the
product of 2nd (or more) marriages, in which one or more of the parties comes with children
from a prior marriage. And then, they may even go on to have children together.
If you have or are part of a blended family, it’s important to understand how estate planning
could be exactly what you need to keep your family out of conflict and in love, both during life,
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