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(Last updated 8/8/2023) The central and initial issue in every guardianship and conservatorship case is whether the proposed ward has decision-making capacity. In other words, can the proposed ward make and communicate significant decisions about himself (or herself) and can the proposed ward make and communicate significant decisions about his (or her) finances? For purposes […]

2022 Special Needs Planning Symposium We don’t always give a shout out for symposiums sponsored by others, but we’ll make an exception here. The 2022 Special Needs Planning Symposium looks like an all-star cast for anyone on the West Coast who works with special needs individuals (especially if you can’t make it to Stetson). Two […]

On September 1, 2021, the Administration for Community Living posted a guest blog titled “BE WITH: Combating Social Isolation, Loneliness, and Suicide Risk. The blog post describes “how one project is helping build capacity within the aging network to help address social isolation and loneliness and prevent suicide amongst older adults.” Contributors include Laura Shannonhouse, […]

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The best way to avoid fraud is to be aware and to do your due diligence when someone asks for or demands money. For example, there are scammers calling, impersonating law enforcement, and telling callers they must pay money or they will be arrested. See City of Portland – Phone Scam Fraud Impersonating Police Office. […]

The following language was used in a contract dispute where a Motion for Summary Judgment was filed in Superior Court: “The standard on motion for summary judgment is whether any genuine issue of material fact exists and, if not, whether the moving party is entitled to judgment as a matter of law. See O.C.G.A. § […]

The University of Alabama School of Law Director, Elder Law Clinic The University of Alabama School of Law seeks applicants for the position of Director for its Elder Law Clinic. The Director oversees and conducts all phases of legal advocacy for clinic clients, teaches and supervises clinic students, and manages law clinic staff. The position […]

The National Guardianship Association announced a date correction for the following event: Is it Alzheimer’s or Normal Aging Thursday, August 26, 2021 @ 1 p.m. Eastern (12 p.m. Central, 11 a.m. Mountain, 10 a.m. Pacific) Many people confuse normal aging memory issues as early warning signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia. Understanding the differences can prevent a great deal […]

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