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We regularly post links to news articles and other resources that related to Elder Law and Special Needs Law. We focus on general news, health and healthcare news, special needs news, events, government sources, financial and retirement news and legal news. Some cited resources are for professionals, but most are news or other helpful articles […]

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We regularly post links to news articles and other resources that might be of interest to our viewers. We focus on general news, health and healthcare news, special needs news, events, government sources, financial and retirement news and legal news. Only headlines are listed so you can use this page like a newspaper, reading only […]

In Washington v. Glucksberg, 521 U.S. 702 (1997), the U.S. Supreme Court held that Washington’s prohibition against causing or aiding a suicide does not violate the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. In Glucksberg, the Court found assisting with a suicide had always been a crime in Washington State and that it remainde a […]

In McAlister v. Clifton (Ga. 4/19/2022), the Georgia Supreme Court heard a case challenging the equitable caregiver statute, O.C.G.A. § 19-7-3.1. There, the trial court awarded Wendi Clifton, McAlister’s domestic partner, visitation rights to McAlister’s adopted daughter, Catherine. McAlister contended the equitable caregiver statute was unconstitutional facially and as applied to Clifton. McAlister also appealed […]

Elle

In Cupples v. Holmes (Tenn. Ct. App. 3/31/2022), a child’s maternal grandparents alleged they had significant visitation with their grandchild until the mother was admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation facility due to use of illegal drugs. After the father was awarded custody, he prevented the grandparents from visting. The case was heard without a jury […]

In Estate of Bane (Tenn. Ct. App. 3/23/2022), Martha Bane gave her son, John Bane, a power of attorney with “full power and authority to do and perform all acts and things whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done . . . as I might or could do if acting personally.” She also executed a […]

Mason

February 18th is National Caregiver’s Day! General News Sources: Will Social Security run out of money? Here’s what could happen to your benefits if Congress doesn’t act Georgia AG Carr Warns Georgians to Beware of Romance Scams | FBI Warning North Macedonia President Walks Girl With Down’s Syndrome To School After She Was Bullied What […]

The Rule Against Perpetuities routinely stumps law students and lawyers, and can turn home-made documents into disasters. A deed, trust Will, or other document that violates the Rule Against Perpetuities may be invalid in part or in whole, causing anticipated distributions to be uncertain or preventing them from happening at all.  See Wikipedia: Rule Against […]

The right to privacy has evolved as America has aged. It began as protection from intrusions into the home. “The Fourth Amendment provides — “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated; and no warrants shall issue but upon […]

This case concerns a dispute under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The issue was whether Plaintiff’s mental and physical condition were in issue by filing a malpractice suit and whether the trial court erred by allowing, but not requiring, ex parte oral communications with health care providers. On appeal the court held […]

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