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Guardianship

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.

Hospital Files $9.2 Million Claim Against Deceased Woman's Estate

AP | Posted 09.26.2011 | Business

TAMPA, Florida (AP) - Tampa General Hospital has filed a $9.2 million claim against the estate of a woman who died after spending five years in the ho...

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.