FAQs on Wills

Some Frequently Asked Questions About Wills During the course of drafting Wills for clients, there are common questions asked of me about various options and clauses which can be or are included, in the first draft. Here are a few:  Common Disaster     I

By |2021-06-08T14:03:05-04:00February 16th, 2021|Estate Planning, Robert Shanahan|

Elder Abuse

Elder abuse has been defined as an intentional act which creates a serious risk of physical, emotional or financial harm to an elderly person.  The act can be a failure to provide or obtain the care needed by an elderly person, to financial theft or

By |2020-04-14T15:58:34-04:00October 19th, 2018|Elder Law, Robert Shanahan|

Guardianship Abuse

Guardianship abuse reports have been in the news repeatedly, https://www.nextavenue.org/guardianship-u-s-protection-exploitation.  Reports of the guardianship system being used to steal and exploit those unable to help themselves are on the rise. Criticism of “the System”, how one becomes a guardian, and the lack of oversight of

By |2021-12-07T06:23:23-04:00July 31st, 2018|Elder Law, Guardianships, Robert Shanahan|

Identity Theft

Identity theft continues to be a serious problem, and it is one with which we should be very concerned.  Recently, I invited David B. Watts, an experienced private investigator and author https://www.accidentalpi.com, to speak to my firm’s Client Care Program members Data Collection Via Your

By |2022-02-10T02:11:58-04:00December 1st, 2017|Announcements, Elder Law, Robert Shanahan|

Facebook: What Should Happen to People’s Online Identity When They Die?

The Facebook “Hard Questions” blog recently addressed the issue of what should happen to people’s online identity when they die.  https://newsroom.fb.com/news/2017/08/what-should-happen-to-online-identity/ This is a wonderful article expressing the emotional and practical issues surrounding one’s online postings after death and how, at least one company is

Get Advice from an Experienced Elder Law Attorney

Elder law has become an increasingly important practice area because more people are living longer. The practice of elder law involves the following: Estate planning Disability planning Arranging for care, Social Security, and retirement benefits Long-term care insurance Long-term care planning Medicaid Healthcare directives Nursing

By |2020-04-14T16:26:45-04:00January 23rd, 2017|Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianships, Robert Shanahan|

Employee or Independent Contractor

Determining whether a person is operating as an employee or an independent contractor is significant for many reasons, including taxation purposes, coverage under key employment statutes such as Workers’ Compensation Act, Law Against Discrimination, and Unemployment Compensation Law, tortious liability, and in determining the duties

By |2021-12-03T05:27:25-04:00March 21st, 2016|Business, Nicole Voigt, Robert Shanahan|

Collaborative Mediation and Family Disputes

By: Robert J. Shanahan, Jr. Esq. During this month, I have joined a team of presenters in teaching a four-session course on Collaborative Law, sponsored by the Hunterdon County Bar Association. The course presents basic training for lawyers and other professionals who wish to practice

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