The ABA Commission on Law and Aging is the recipient of the 2012 ClearMark Award for Legal Documents for its universal power of attorney guide and form Giving Someone a Power of Attorney for Healthcare.
Marking the first time the White House has recognized World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, on June 14, 2012, the White House Office of Public Engagement, with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its Administration for Community Living, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau hosted an historic conference on elder abuse.
Divorce in the Golden Years is a well- researched and clearly written book addressing the unique issues of divorce in later life. I recommend this book without reservation for family law attorneys who occasionally represent older clients and for elder law attorneys who occasionally advise a client in a divorce matter.
There are many good reasons to create a last will and testament (will) prior to death.
Identity theft has become so ubiquitous that it is critical for all of us to know how to protect against it and how to respond when it happens. To help consumers, the Federal Trade Commission has posted several new resources on how to spot identity theft and what victims should do.
On May 17, the Arlington County, Va., Bar Association, with partners from the county government and Legal Services of Northern Virginia, hosted the 35th Annual Senior Law Day. The focus, which was the ABA’s 2012 Law Day theme, was “Elder Rights: No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.”