Robert J. 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 |2020-04-14T16:56:57-04:00July 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 |2020-04-15T16:44:59-04:00December 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