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What Constitutes Undue Influence in California?

How do older adults in California make decisions about important financial issues and healthcare matters? And when should we worry that they may have …

Answered by Jeffrey Forer, 8 months ago

Has Someone You Know in California Been a Victim of Elder Abuse?

When you have an elderly loved one who cannot live on his or her own any longer, it can be frustrating to question whether they’re receiving …

Answered by Jeffrey Forer, 8 months ago

In Connecticut, if I leave any part of my estate to my disabled son, he will lose his Medicaid financial eligibility. Should I leave my son’s share of my estate to my daughter with instructions for her to “take care of your brother”?

No. If your daughter is sued, files for divorce, files for bankruptcy or becomes seriously ill, the funds will quickly dissipate with no protection …

Answered by Linnea J. Levine, 3 years ago

In Connecticut, is there a legal means to hold a person given power of attorney by an elderly parent accountable for how this person manages, spends down and transfers the elderly parent’s assets?

Unfortunately, there are times when an adult child abuses the powers given to him by his parent’s power of attorney, and makes …

Answered by Linnea J. Levine, 3 years ago

In Connecticut, is it true that my house is exempt when I apply for home care?

The equity in your house is protected while you or your spouse resides there as long as the equity in your home is $814,000 or less. If you transfer …

Answered by Linnea J. Levine, 3 years ago

Can I sue for will or trust fraud in California?

Yes. In California, there are several types of will and trust fraud. One common type of trust fraud involves a situation where the trustee engages in …

Answered by Joel R. Bryant, 3 years ago

How do I file a Complaint against a nursing home in California?

There are several types of complaint you should consider filing, and I will discuss each in turn. In California, most nursing homes are regulated by …

Answered by Joel R. Bryant, 3 years ago

What kind of estate planning do I need in Colorado?

Wills in addition to General Financial Powers of Attorney and Medical Durable Powers of Attorney (POA) are highly recommended estate planning …

Answered by Marco Chayet, 4 years ago

How does probate work for an estate in Colorado?

Probate is the legal process under which an estate is established to disperse the decedent's assets through his or her Will, or …

Answered by Marco Chayet, 4 years ago

How do I get a guardianship or a conservatorship in Colorado?

A guardianship case is started by the filing of a Petition for the Appointment of a Guardian for an Incapacitated Person by the petitioner in the …

Answered by Marco Chayet, 4 years ago

Will New York State take my home and my other assets before I can qualify for Medicaid to pay for a nursing home or home care?

The greatest concern expressed by my clients is whether or not they will outlive their money, particularly when it comes to paying for nursing home …

Answered by Felicia Pasculli, 4 years ago

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