Guardianship & Conservatorship. Legal news and articles for February 25 - 28, 2017

Congressman Clark Brings Project Citizenship Director To Trump Address15 Biggest Countries Where Domestic Violence is LegalThe Trump budget: Keep civil legal aid off the chopping blockCouri joins Law Office of Steven G. JonesPinellas college notebook: Forums tackle water issues, judicial bias, climate change and moreVirginia elderly have Andy Hook as new law and policy shaper: "All of us are going to get older"Zimbabwe's Marriage Laws Need Urgent HarmonisationNews and CEU opportunitiesDouble Punishment: After Prison, Moms Face Legal Battles to Reunite With KidsClaudia's Law suffers following Tory MP's delaying tacticsBreaking down Saudi's male guardianship systemLawyers organize full-service fair for women in needPesch: Parents may be liable for children's misdeedsArkansas State approves updated agreement for Mexico campusLuciano: When nursing home says hit the road, what if you can't walk?

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Lecture series offers seniors 'preventive medicine' for avoiding legal woes
St. Augustine RecordFebruary 5, 2017

and “How Can You Avoid The Need For a Guardianship?” Wall said part of the reason that she offers the classes is because rumors based on half-truths or misunderstood situations can often circulate through the senior community, causing some, in that ...more »

New law office opening in Creamery Building
Newsbf.comFebruary 14, 2017

... his practice, he said, will be to build up his clients' legal well-being through offering affordable help with wills/estates, adoption/guardianship, property law, personal injury, contract law, civil litigation, employment law, civil rights ...more »

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Congressman Clark Brings Project Citizenship Director To Trump Address
Patch.comFebruary 28, 2017

Serrato was the senior staff attorney at the Volunteers Lawyers Project before she joined Project Citizenship, and was responsible for training and mentoring pro bono attorneys in civil litigation, family law, and guardianship law, from 2005 to 2014 ...more »

15 Biggest Countries Where Domestic Violence is Legal
Insider Monkey (blog)February 28, 2017

Per Freedom House, “In Saudi Arabia in particular, guardianship laws make it very difficult for battered wives to find a safe haven.” There are also many African countries, in which women have lesser or no power to voice out even their opinions. There ...more »

The Trump budget: Keep civil legal aid off the chopping block
Minneapolis Star TribuneFebruary 27, 2017

The most frequent cases involve family law (e.g., protecting victims of domestic violence, guardianship proceedings), consumer issues (e.g., protecting the elderly and vulnerable from being victimized by unscrupulous lenders), housing (e.g., landlord ...more »

Couri joins Law Office of Steven G. Jones
Herald & ReviewFebruary 27, 2017

As a member of the Law Office of Steven G. Jones team, Diane will assist clients in adoptions, business planning, child custody and child support cases, criminal defense, driver's license reinstatement, guardianship and wills and estate planning.more »

Pinellas college notebook: Forums tackle water issues, judicial bias, climate change and more
Tampabay.comFebruary 27, 2017

Three local experts will join her: Paul Boudreaux, professor of environmental law at Stetson University College of Law; Christopher F. Meindl, associate professor of geography at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and Doug Robison, who ...more »

Virginia elderly have Andy Hook as new law and policy shaper: "All of us are going to get older"
Virginian-PilotFebruary 27, 2017

In that capacity, Hook, who has practiced law for 42 years, will have a firsthand role in shaping statewide policy and law to improve the quality of legal services provided to the elderly. ... “Years ago, I noticed that clients' major concern was that ...more »

Zimbabwe's Marriage Laws Need Urgent Harmonisation
AllAfrica.comFebruary 27, 2017

Another legislative patchwork is found in section 68 of the Administration of Estates Act, Chapter 6:01 which recognises an unregistered customary law marriage as a marriage for intestate succession purposes, in other words where the husband dies ...more »

News and CEU opportunities
Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFebruary 27, 2017

This timely update will feature information on new federal regulations surrounding nursing homes, patient access to experimental drugs, state laws that impact in-home care providers as well as changes to Guardianship/Conservatorship rules. We will ...more »

Double Punishment: After Prison, Moms Face Legal Battles to Reunite With Kids
Truth-OutFebruary 26, 2017

Plus, so long as she is behind bars, there's always the threat of the Department of Social and Health Services filing a petition to grant guardianship to her mother-in-law, allowing her to make decisions about Richardson's involvement and contact with ...more »

Claudia's Law suffers following Tory MP's delaying tactics
The Northern Echo (registration)February 26, 2017

A BILL dubbed Claudia's Law has been hit by Parliamentary delaying tactics and must now wait another month before it can be passed. The Guardianship (Missing Persons) Bill will create a new legal status of guardian of the property and affairs of anyone ...more »

Breaking down Saudi's male guardianship system
RFIFebruary 26, 2017

For that reason, the guardianship system is particular, because it is based on a “set of law that is written and customary norms, where officials use their own authority to request guardian permission for women, or in things that are not written in the ...more »

Lawyers organize full-service fair for women in need
Austin American-StatesmanFebruary 26, 2017

The boy couldn't get it because his parents weren't around and his aunt did not have guardianship. So the attorney did all the paperwork for her that day and followed up with her to make sure she could get her nephew the life-saving transplant he ...more »

Pesch: Parents may be liable for children's misdeeds
Pacific Daily NewsFebruary 26, 2017

All parents of minor children should be aware that if their child, through willful misconduct, causes injury or death to another person, or damages someone else's property, the law automatically holds the parents, along with their child, legally liable ...more »

Arkansas State approves updated agreement for Mexico campus
KATVFebruary 26, 2017

“The police can't help you, adult protective services can't help you and if you go to the courts there's no legal recourse unless you fight an entire guardianship battle or power of attorney." It took eight months in court, battling her stepmom for ...more »

Luciano: When nursing home says hit the road, what if you can't walk?
Peoria Journal StarFebruary 25, 2017

With legal guardianship over Jason, his parents in October took him to live at Washington Christian Village, walking distance from their home. They visit daily and often take him ... No law forces a facility to accept a patient. Washington Christian ...more »

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