Elder Law

North Carolina Woman Guilty of Elder Abuse after Spending Victim’s Life Savings

Elder abuse and neglect is a growing problem in the United States. If you have an elderly loved one who could be vulnerable to abuse or neglect, a recent news story illustrates how easily your loved one could become an elder abuse victim. In a shockingly short period of time, a North Carolina woman drained an elderly man of his life savings. The Story According to news reports, …  read more

Veterans Day Is the Perfect Time to Review Your VA Benefits – Are You Entitled to Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits?

In the United States, November 11th is designated as Veterans Day every year. Chosen because it was the day that marked the end of the U.S. involvement in World War I, Veterans Day is a day to remember fallen soldiers and honor the men and women who have risked their lives in service to their country as members of the nation’s military. If you are a veteran, or you are the surviving …  read more

North Carolina Secretary of State Warns Seniors About Financial Abuse

Sadly, elder abuse and neglect is a widespread problem in the United States. Worse still, it is a growing problem. As the older population in the U.S. continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, predators who prey on the vulnerable among us are specifically targeting the elderly. Financial exploitation of the elderly is one specific type of elder abuse that lawmakers and public officials …  read more

What Your Greensboro, North Carolina Elder Law Attorney Can, and Cannot, do For You

A lot of people who first contact a North Carolina elder law attorney have never heard of elder law, and do not really know what an elder law attorney does. If you have thought about contacting a lawyer because of a legal issue you are facing but are not sure if you should talk to an elder law attorney, all you have to do is call us and ask. Until then, here is some important information …  read more

When Your Aging Family Member Needs Help: Guardianship, Elder Law, and Your Legal Options

When people talk to us about the concerns they have about an aging family member, we often have to guide them through a variety of issues, including guardianship, incapacity planning, and other elder law-related topics. For many of these people, this is the first time they've spoken to a lawyer. The legal process itself can be intimidating and stressful, and be doubly so when you don't …  read more

Basic Questions About Estate Planning – What is Long-Term Care?

Long-term care is an issue that many people are confronted with without having the proper preparations in place. Whether it arises unexpectedly, gradually, or as a natural consequence of the aging process, long-term care is often a difficult issue to prepare for. Not only are people often reluctant to face the possibility that they might require long-term care, but many people are …  read more

Basic Questions About Estate Planning – What if my Elderly Parents Need a Guardian?

All of us lose abilities as we age, but for children of elderly parents, knowing what to do, and when to do it, when you think your parents need a guardian can be difficult. No one likes to see their elderly parents get older, but stepping in to do the responsible thing is something many people have to do every year. Today, as a part of our ongoing series on basic questions about estate …  read more

Do You Need to Talk to an Elder Law Attorney in North Carolina?

The question of when you might need to speak to an elder law attorney in North Carolina is not always easy to answer. What does an elder law attorney do? How can an elder law attorney help you? What if you don't need help yourself, but need help for a loved one? Today we are going to take a little time to try to answer these questions so you can know when you might need to speak to an …  read more

‘Granny Scammers’ Prey on Elderly With the Aid of Social Media

A new group of con artists, known as 'granny scammers, are taking advantage of information posted on social media accounts to try to con unsuspecting seniors out of money. The scammers are posing as loved ones or family members and contacting seniors asking for money. The scammers are scouring social media outlets for details or information that support their ruse, and are targeting …  read more

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