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 |2019-09-11T21:25:52-04:00October 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 |2019-09-11T21:26:15-04:00July 31st, 2018|Announcements, Guardianships, Robert Shanahan|

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 |2019-09-11T21:48:18-04:00January 23rd, 2017|Elder Law, Estate Planning, Guardianships, Robert Shanahan|

Tools for Caregivers

Caregivers of elderly parents often experience a parent who routinely makes donations to every charity or cause sending a mailing or who solicits on the phone. It becomes a big problem when an elderly parent gives away thousands of dollars when they are themselves in

By |2019-09-11T21:53:31-04:00April 22nd, 2016|Elder Law, Robert Shanahan|