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What to Do When Someone Dies

I often receive calls from people who have just lost a loved one and want to know what to do. Often, these calls occur within two days of the event, and the callers are either “shell-shocked” or, understandably, upset.  They are very worried about how

What to Do When Someone Dies2020-04-21T14:43:03-04:00

What a Guardian Must Do When the Ward Dies

BY ROBERT J. SHANAHAN, JR. ESQ. Generally, a court order creating a guardianship for an incapacitated person terminates upon the death of the ward.  The guardian is relieved of his or her responsibilities as guardian and may not take any further action with regard to

What a Guardian Must Do When the Ward Dies2021-12-03T05:23:11-04:00

Collaborative Law in the Elder Law Field

By: Robert J. Shanahan, Jr. Esq. BACKGROUND Collaborative Law has been mainly used and developed in the Family Law arena, but it was never intended to be limited to Family Law. Collaboration, by attorneys, with accountants, physicians, social workers and others, has been happening in

Collaborative Law in the Elder Law Field2021-12-03T05:22:18-04:00

New Jersey Judiciary Launches Volunteer Guardianship Monitoring Program

New Jersey Chief Justice, Stuart Rabner, announced a statewide program to monitor court appointed guardians and their care of the state’s most vulnerable citizens, the elderly and disabled who rely on legal guardians to manage their financial and health-related decisions. The plan calls for volunteers

New Jersey Judiciary Launches Volunteer Guardianship Monitoring Program2020-04-20T15:30:12-04:00

Not Updating Your Will is a Huge Financial Mistake

The February 2013 edition of Consumer Reports (CR) has an interesting article on “7 Money Stumbles to Avoid”. CR completed a study about American’s money habits and found “several common and insidious blunders that could cause significant financial, and sometimes emotional, pain.” Guess what was

Not Updating Your Will is a Huge Financial Mistake2020-04-20T15:57:20-04:00

Bob Shanahan voted Vice President of Volunteer Guardianship, One on One, Inc.

The Board of Directors of Volunteer Guardianship, One on One, Inc. has elected Bob Shanahan as its Vice President. Volunteer Guardianship. One on One, Inc. is an organization which trains and supports volunteers to become guardians for those who cannot act for themselves and have no

Bob Shanahan voted Vice President of Volunteer Guardianship, One on One, Inc.2020-01-07T14:52:00-04:00

When Caring for Mom and Dad

Being an Elder Care attorney for over fifteen years, I have seen so many people in anguish over caring for their aging parents. Many times, I have heard men and women say, "The pressure is killing me." Most of the time, it is the women

When Caring for Mom and Dad2020-04-21T14:53:12-04:00
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