Who Is Watching Vermont’s Legal Guardians? By TAYLOR DOBBS @TAYLORDOBBS click to enlarge MATT MORRIS Bruce Thomas and two of his siblings waged a costly court battle for eight years, alleging that their brother Paul abused his legal power as their elderly mother’s court-appointed guardian and bled her holdings of $1.1 million.
Stop Theft From Elders: A Checklist to Age-Proof a Home Against Theft
Most people think of “age-proofing” a home for an elder as installing grab bars in the shower and tacking down the throw rug in the living room to make a home physically safer for an elder. I want to take that concept one step further and offer you a quick checklist to age-proof a home […]
Is My Mom Dying?
NOTE: This post is also available in audio by clicking the link above. The audio version of this post can be downloaded for listening on mobile devices. This question usually comes in the form of a phone call from the one of the children of an elder I represent. This question is always […]
How to Stop Thefts from Elders and the Dead
Dear Reader, this post is available in audio and print format, you can also download the audio post and listen to it later. Preventing thefts and recovering assets stolen from vulnerable adults, elders and the dead has been the focus of my elder law practice for the past decade. These forms of thefts are a […]
Sitting Vigil at a Death Bed: A Checklist
Dear Readers, this post is also available in audio form through Soundcloud.com, by clicking the icon below you can listen to the audio version of the post. You can also download the audio version as well. Four young adults were sitting vigil at their mother’s death bed and they were completely unprepared for what […]