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Elder financial abuse (EFA) is a societal blight resulting in estimated losses to victims of $2.9 billion annually. Attorneys who advise elders and other at-risk adults must strive to recognize their clients’ risk for EFA and endeavor to design protective estate plans that will help prevent it.
Forty years after its initial drafting, the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act is undergoing revisions to clarify the law of security deposits, include new provisions to protect tenants who have the victim of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, and respond to other new issues of importance to landlords and tenants.
Properly navigating a probate administration in any one state can be challenging enough, but oftentimes the client’s estate—and the attorney’s practice—is not neatly confined within one state’s boundaries. Fortunately, for certain types of assets and smaller estates, clients can avoid full probate proceedings and, in some states, any court involvement whatsoever.
Private lenders need to consider key areas of concern when dealing with the borrower, municipality, and other lenders involved in the project.
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