Elder Law

blog post image

There comes a time in many people’s lives when they can no longer handle their day-to-day affairs, including the financial aspects of their life. Financial demands are difficult to deal with even for healthy adults, so older Americans sometimes struggle due to changes in life circumstances or health issues.

Read More
blog post image

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are 1.6 million veterans living in Texas. Yet only a fraction of these vets are getting all of the benefits they deserve. Many veterans simply do not realize that they and their family members are eligible for benefits because there is a persistent rumor that only people who are seriously injured ...

Read More
blog post image

We all want to be in control, to go where we want at our leisure. As we age, however, our senses and reaction times begin to slow which can make getting behind the wheel increasingly hazardous. It is important to be realistic about the driving abilities of loved ones as they reach a certain stage and to prepare accordingly.

Read More
blog post image

Not only do they subject the elders in their care to physical or emotional abuse or humiliating violations of their right to privacy, but these so-called “caregivers” are recording and broadcasting the abusive incidents on social media themselves! And taking the time to hit “record” arguably adds a chilling element of premeditation and planning to the despicable behavior.

Read More
blog post image

Known as the “silent epidemic,” the federal government estimates as many as 1 in 9 Americans over age 60 has experienced some form of elder abuse. Of course, elder abuse can include physical and sexual assault, it can also involve much more subtle types of harm. From financial exploitation to neglect, elder abuse continues to be a growing problem in ...

Read More
blog post image

In the words of Indiana’s Director of Adult Protective Services, elder financial abuse is “a drain on our resources if we don’t get a handle on it” – and, from the looks of it, Indiana authorities are far from having a handle on this widespread and devastating problem.

Read More
blog post image

People are living longer than ever before. With increasing lifespan comes the undeniable fact that more and more elderly people will be unable to care for themselves. Some of these people will be cared for in long-term care facilities and others will be cared for by their loved ones in a home setting.

Read More