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Guardianship

Is Elder Guardianship A New Form Of Human Trafficking?

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 09.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

As the 71st session of the General Assembly of the United Nations begins this week to discuss international issues that affect the lives of millions t...

What's the Best Way to Choose a Guardian for Your Kids?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

Focusing on these issues may point more toward one or another potential guardian. But once you've answered these questions to your mutual satisfaction, there's still another important consideration.

Legal Alternatives to a Guardianship for an Elderly Incapacitated Individual

Brad Reid | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

This comment provides a brief and incomplete educational introduction to legal alternatives to a court ordered and supervised guardianship for an elde...

A Legal Introduction to Guardianship for an Incapacitated Individual

Brad Reid | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Brad Reid

There are individuals who are unable or unwilling to recognize their loss of capacity or may be exploited by hangers-on. These are just a few of the many difficult circumstances in which a guardianship may be necessary.

5 Reasons to Plan Ahead for the End-of-Life

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

The evidence is clear that you should start planning now for the end-of-life to make sure you have the peace of mind that you hope for during your last days.

How the Daughter of One of America's Most Beloved Actors and Others Are Calling for Change

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 08.04.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

Conservators and guardians are often given overbroad authority over conservatees' and wards' lives. Stories of conservatees and wards being isolated or imprisoned by court-appointed protectors are far too common.

Conservatorship Conundrum: You Can Be Reduced to the Status of an Infant With as Few Rights as a Felon

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 07.28.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

Two types of probate conservators can be appointed. A conservator of the person is responsible for handling the conservatee's health care and other basic needs, while a conservator of the estate is responsible for handling the conservatee's financial matters.

Conservatorship Conundrum: Court Process That Can "Unperson" You Within Minutes

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 07.22.2016 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

The cold hard fact is that a conservatorship can strip a person of his or her basic freedoms -- sometimes in just a matter of minutes.

Convincing a Loved One With Alzheimer's to Move to a Nursing Home

Marie Marley | Posted 06.06.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

No one wants to place their loved one with Alzheimer's in a nursing facility. But sometimes, that's the best (or only) alternative, especially for those in the mid to late stages of the disease.

MD Expands Opportunities for Abused, Undocumented Children

Christina Wilkes | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Christina Wilkes

The new bill recognizes that if these children succeed, Maryland succeeds. Hopefully more states will follow the lead of Maryland and a handful of other jurisdictions and close this harmful gap between federal and state laws.

What You Should Know Before Requesting a Third Party to be Named Guardian of Your Adult Child

Chana Frid | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Chana Frid

Often, parents will request to be appointed their child's guardian. Sometimes, though, due to extenuating circumstances, parents may request that a different individual or organization be appointed instead.

If You Can Wait Until Your Child Is Age 27 to Let Them Have Money, Do It

Don McNay | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Few 18-year-olds are prepared to handle a large lump sum of money. Laws prevent people from buying alcohol until age 21. It is assumed that people who can't legally buy a beer can somehow be responsible for handling thousands and sometimes millions of dollars.

Celebrating Families on Adoption Day

Judith Sandalow | Posted 01.21.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

On Saturday, I celebrated the 26th annual Adoption Day at the D.C. Superior Court with several Children's Law Center clients as their relationships were formally recognized with a final decree of adoption.

I'm Dying To Tell You: Estate Planning And Other Existential Agitations

Debra Ollivier | Posted 05.16.2012 | Fifty
Debra Ollivier

The resistance to the process is as logistical as it is ontological, because estate planning is linked to the unpleasant task of death planning, and who wants to think about that? But when children come into the picture parents often enter the Kingdom of Anxiety, and concerns about what we leave behind are harder to sweep under the carpet.

We Were Both 13

Zeynep Lokmanoglu | Posted 01.09.2012 | Women
Zeynep Lokmanoglu

The newspaper photo of the young girl never escaped my mind. I had a room that was mine, a door that could offer me privacy even from my parents. She had been deprived of her own body.

4 Dangerous Myths About Choosing a Guardian

Jacoba Urist | Posted 12.24.2011 | Parents
Jacoba Urist

Parents would rather talk about pretty much any other part of their personal life than leaving behind their children. But when they finally do start talking, almost everyone has the same misconceptions.

Children Getting Too Much Money, Too Soon

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Many young people who blow their money look back and wish they had a second chance to do it right.