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Let’s kick this up a notch. I haven’t written much on my blog lately and I am now ready to get back at it in full force in the very near future.
I need your help. I’m looking for folks who’d be interested in:
- writing for Elder Advocates and the cause in general
- joining the “think tank”
- telling a personal experience
I am so grateful to see that the site I started many years ago has almost 23,000 views. Just imagine what more is in store.
Contact me from link in main menu with subject line “No Mo.”
Something is taking place to bring light to Elder Abuse & Guardianship Abuse.
Powers of attorney have been mentioned or discussed in this blog several times. “Powers of Attorney”
and “Weaknesses in Powers of Attorney,” in particular, explained the importance of a well-drafted power of attorney. An aspect that has not been discussed is revocation.
The ability to revoke a power of attorney is a major advantage over court-ordered guardianship or conservatorship (guardianship of the person’s worldly estate). A principal who signs a power of attorney may revoke it at any time. A legally-incapacitated person, and even a person who consented to guardianship, cannot revoke the guardian’s appointment. He or she must file a petition with the court to terminate the guardianship. It can be very difficult to persuade the court to terminate a guardianship. Many judges are very paternalistic and in many courts persons who are subject to the authority of a guardian or conservator have very few…
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- ‘Silent Crime’ — Defrauding Elders Grows in Ethnic Communities (newamericamedia.org)
A lottery win has spawned a financial elder abuse claim: A mother is accusing her son of stealing her $51 million lottery jackpot. As ABCnews.com reports, financial elder abuse is a growing problem and, this lottery case notwithstanding, often in the shadows because the elderly are too embarrassed to admit they’ve been scammed.
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