Guardianship & Conservatorship. Legal news and articles for April 26 - 30, 2017

How the state failed William DeanBurdette & Rice Announces Mark Caldwell Presentation on Guardianship and Guardianship Disputes Under Texas LawGuardianship panel hears stories of anger, loss, regretArrest a ruse? Courtnay Montgomery's attorney respondsLee County Bar Association to host Law in the Mall SaturdayLegal steps to take with dementiaChildren's Social Security Numbers Continue to Go Unprotected in MinnesotaClaudia Lawrence: Missing persons 'guardianship' bill clears ParliamentClaudia Lawrence: Missing persons 'guardianship' bill clears - BBCClaudia's Law approved by House of LordsTrump's Cuts to Legal Aid Programs Would Hurt Low-Income TexansSpecial guardianship orders: are they being used safely?Burdette & Rice Announces Presentation on Probate Litigation for Attorneys in Frisco and Nearby North Texas CitiesHigh court's guardianship panel plans first meetingNew Nevada guardianship laws aim to increase accountability for ...

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Lee County Bar Association to host Law in the Mall on Saturday, April 29
Island ReporterApril 19, 2017

The following free public seminars will be presented by volunteer attorneys at Law in the Mall: Simple Wills and Estates 10 a.m., Power of Attorney, Guardianship and Guardian Advocate cases 11 a.m., and Family Law noon. "The Lee County Bar Association ...more »

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How the state failed William Dean
Press HeraldApril 30, 2017

Was it a massive overreach by a government body or simply a series of missteps exacerbated by poor communication? The Maine Attorney General's Office, which represented DHHS in the lawsuit, declined to comment on the case other than to say, “The Law ...more »

Burdette & Rice Announces Mark Caldwell Presentation on Guardianship and Guardianship Disputes Under Texas Law
BenzingaApril 30, 2017

quipped Elliott Burdette, Managing Director of Probate Litigation at Burdette and Rice. "Mark keeps up-to-date with changes and trends in Texas guardianship law, with an eye to guardianship disputes and litigation. Everyone who was in attendance was ...more »

Guardianship panel hears stories of anger, loss, regret
Albuquerque JournalApril 29, 2017

Supreme Court guardianship commission Vice Chairwoman Patricia Galindo explains the specifics of the New Mexico laws governing guardianships and conservatorships Friday in Albuquerque. (Colleen Heild/Journal).more »

Arrest a ruse? Courtnay Montgomery's attorney responds
Palm Beach PostApril 28, 2017

As a result of the arrest warrant issued right before she was scheduled to testify in the guardianship challenge, Courtnay did not appear in court as planned for cross-examination and Circuit Judge Rosemarie Scher threw out her case. Despite some ...more »

Lee County Bar Association to host Law in the Mall Saturday
Cape Coral Daily BreezeApril 28, 2017

The following free public seminars will be presented by volunteer attorneys at Law in the Mall: Simple Wills and Estates 10 a.m., Power of Attorney, Guardianship and Guardian Advocate cases 11 a.m., and Family Law noon. During Law Week each year, the ...more »

Legal steps to take with dementia
Times Herald-RecordApril 27, 2017

Although true for anyone more than 18 years of age, it is imperative that someone afflicted with Alzheimer's or dementia sign a power of attorney and health-care proxy/living will. In a power of attorney, you appoint people to make legal, business and ...more »

Children's Social Security Numbers Continue to Go Unprotected in Minnesota
Alpha News MNApril 27, 2017

The bill, H.F. 1243, would allow anyone who has guardianship or legal authority over a minor under 16 to file for a credit freeze with the three credit reporting bureaus. “This is certainly something we should give parents the ability to do if they so ...more »

Claudia Lawrence: Missing persons 'guardianship' bill clears Parliament
BBC NewsApril 27, 2017

A bill that aims to assist the families of missing persons has cleared its parliamentary stages. The Guardianship (Missing Persons) Bill is known as Claudia's Law, in memory of Claudia Lawrence who went missing on her way to work in York in 2009. The ...more »

Claudia Lawrence: Missing persons 'guardianship' bill clears - BBC
BBC NewsApril 27, 2017

The bill allows a court to appoint a guardian to manage the financial affairs of a missing person.more »

Claudia's Law approved by House of Lords
The Press, YorkApril 27, 2017

CHANGES to the law, named for missing York woman Claudia Lawrence, have been approved by the House of Lords. The amendments to guardianship legislation, known as Claudia's Law, will make it easier for the families of people missing for more than ...more »

Trump's Cuts to Legal Aid Programs Would Hurt Low-Income Texans
Houston PressApril 27, 2017

President Donald Trump's discretionary budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, released last week, would cut funding entirely from 19 organizations, including the Legal Services Corporation, a federal nonprofit founded in 1974 that provides grants for ...more »

Special guardianship orders: are they being used safely?
Communitycare.co.ukApril 27, 2017

Despite £20m in the adoption support fund allocated for therapeutic support services, there are still concerns that children in special guardianship placements are missing out. Case law and statutory guidance state that allowances given to guardians ...more »

Burdette & Rice Announces Presentation on Probate Litigation for Attorneys in Frisco and Nearby North Texas Cities
PR Web (press release)April 27, 2017

Burdette & Rice, PLLC is a probate, estate, and guardianship dispute law firm, with lawyers dedicated to listening to their clients, being fully present to them, and advocating their clients' positions in the simplest and most persuasive way possible ...more »

High court's guardianship panel plans first meeting
Albuquerque JournalApril 26, 2017

The 16-member guardianship study commission will take public comment from 9:30 a.m. to noon on suggested changes and improvement to the state guardianship system. The meeting is expected to run until 4 p.m.. Barry Massey, a Supreme Court ...more »

New Nevada guardianship laws aim to increase accountability for ...
KTNV Las VegasApril 26, 2017

LAS VEGAS (NV) - A Contact 13 investigation has led to long-overdue changes in state law. Abuse and exploitation have run rampant in our adult guardianship ...more »

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