Hunterdon County Elder Law Attorney

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|

Dementia and Signing Legal Documents

Dementia creates serious problems, no doubt. Among them is the compelling issue of who will make decisions for a person suffering from dementia, and who has the right to appoint such a decision-maker?  What are the spouse’s rights? How about the children, individually? More importantly,

By |2018-08-17T14:48:35-04:00August 17th, 2018|Elder Law, Guardianships|

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|