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We must allow our seniors to drive as long as it is safe, but no longer, and continue to develop affordable alternatives that minimize the loss of freedom, independence, and mobility.
There are different laws and procedures in place regarding the mature driver’s licensing in each of the states, including renewal requirements and reporting procedures for unsafe drivers.
Elder drivers are a serious problem, not just because of their age, but because of the issue many have with being unable or unwilling to stop driving for emotional reasons.
The judge who hears your case wants the same thing you do: the independence provided by driving a vehicle, as long as it is safe for you to do so.
Some of the new safety features presently included in commercial passenger vehicles leave something to be desired.
With good planning and proper evaluation, an older driver can prolong safe driving well into one's eighties and beyond.
In a national study, elder law attorneys listed complex ethical issues and elder abuse as two of the most frequent issues that arise in their practices. These are also two of the areas where attorneys most feel that they need additional continuing legal education.
Legal structures should adapt to reflect the United States’ cultural shift toward more single-person households and provide greater protections for this demographic.
The state-granted license to drive, which legally is a privilege, is a right that is dear to us. How can we balance this while also seeing that unsafe drivers are off the road while safe ones continue to operate their cars?
The ABA Commission on Law and Aging and the APA have produced three widely recognized handbooks on capacity assessment—one for lawyers, one for judges, and one for psychologists.
Married taxpayers must carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of utilizing spousal lifetime access trusts.
Setting up and operating a WiFi network entails less effort than ever before, but it does require that you give some thought to ethical, practical, and safety considerations in your professional and personal lives.
Lawyers who represent elderly clients, or who themselves become clients and might need some assistance, should remember the attorney-client privilege's narrowness and fragility.