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Elder Abuse Not Always Easy To Spot: The Art Dealer And The Deli Owner
October 29, 2020

How can you protect yourself from exploitation and financial abuse if you become incapacitated?  These crimes can be hard to spot. After all, perpetrators go to great lengths to present themselves as helpers, not hustlers. Fortunately there are steps you…

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Florida Seniors Get More Protection From Financial Exploitation Under New Law
August 27, 2020

Vulnerable seniors are getting more protection from financial exploitation, thanks to a new Florida law that went into effect on July 1, 2020. The new law increases the ability of financial advisors to take action when they suspect their elderly…

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Tranquility Base Landing For The Aldrin Family
Tranquility Base Landing For The Aldrin Family
April 2, 2019

Buzz Aldrin became the second man to walk on the moon when the Apollo 11 lunar module landed gracefully in the Sea of Tranquility. But in recent years, Aldrin’s relationship with his children has been anything but tranquil. As noted…

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Sumner Redstone Estate Battle- The Wheel Has Come Full Circle
Sumner Redstone Estate Battle: The Wheel Has Come Full Circle
January 9, 2019

It’s been as much a Shakespearean tragedy as a legal battle over an elderly billionaire’s assets. The story features power grabs, on-again, off-again lovers, betrayal, and money… lots and lots of money. In my post of 2016 I described the…

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Buz Adlrin
Houston, We Have A Problem
July 3, 2018

Houston, we have a problem! Nearly 50 years after becoming the second man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin is undertaking a more earthly mission: fighting guardianship proceedings  to stay in control of his own affairs. In May, two of…

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Stan Lee
Be Your Own Superhero: Protect Yourself From Financial Predators With a Predator Protection Trust
June 27, 2018

Spider Man. Ant Man. The Fantastic Four. The Hulk. These comic book superheroes sprang from Stan Lee’s imagination and made their creator a wealthy man. But at 95, the Marvel mogul’s own powers appear diminished, potentially putting him and his…

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Senior Abuse
New federal law addresses increasing incidence of elder abuse by court-appointed guardians
January 28, 2018

The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act became law in October, 2017. The result of rarely-seen bipartisan cooperation in Washington, the law seeks to stem the growing tide of elder abuse and fraud by court-appointed guardians, as well as curb…

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nursing home abuse
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect A Growing Problem: Here’s How to Prevent It, Spot It, Report It
December 11, 2017

This post on nursing home abuse and neglect is contributed by Attorney Michael Brevda of the Senior Justice Law Firm. If you have a possible case of nursing home abuse and neglect, please call the The Karp Law Firm to…

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Financial Abuse
Rule to curb senior financial exploitation coming in 2018
May 9, 2017

Older Americans are losing $2.9 billion to financial exploitation each year, according to a 2011 Met Life survey. That may be too conservative a figure, given the reluctance of victims to report the crime for reasons that include embarrassment over…

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Bad Medicaid advice and a questionable guardian equal a double nightmare for Palm Beach County resident
December 18, 2016

We frequently remind blog readers of two important planning steps to take: First, get guidance from a Florida Bar Certified Elder Law Attorney when pursuing long-term care Medicaid benefits. Second, make plans to avoid court-ordered guardianship in the event of…

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