Guardianship & Conservatorship. Legal news and articles for May 21 - 31, 2017

Leading Texas Probate Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces Successful Presentation on Medical vs. Legal IncapacityGuardianship updateGrandparents of seven children from Glen Carbon in guardianship disputeJudge takes guardianship from Santa Ana man after he's suspected of stealing $488000 from 95-year-oldLaw firm entitled to $36k in unpaid legal fees, court rules, but not all it soughtEvening recognizes outstanding pro bono advocatesEditorial: Guardianship secrecy in NM is ripe for reformPlaintiff in guardianship case wants the judge to step asideTrump lavishes praise on Saudis, but silent on human rightsTrump embraces Saudi royals, sets aside human rightsTrump lavishes praise on Saudis, but silent on human rightsLike past first ladies, Melania Trump skips headscarf in Saudi ArabiaIn Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump opts to keep her head bareLocal state legislators share their successesIn Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump opts to keep her head bare

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Saudi King issues new law on women's guardianship
Khaleej TimesMay 5, 2017

"This (male guardianship) has always been an obstacle to women and demeaning because unfortunately some guardians abused their authority over women and took advantage," Arab News quoted Maha Akeel, director of the public information and ...more »

Like past first ladies, Melania Trump skips headscarf in Saudi Arabia
CBS NewsMay 20, 2017

... an ultraconservative interpretation of Islamic Shariah law where unrelated men and women are segregated in most public places. Women are banned from driving, although rights advocates have campaigned to lift that ban. Guardianship laws also require ...more »

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Leading Texas Probate Law Firm, Burdette & Rice Announces Successful Presentation on Medical vs. Legal Incapacity
PR Web (press release)May 31, 2017

David has practiced exclusively in estate planning, probate and guardianship related matters since becoming a licensed attorney in Texas. Prior to attending law school, David worked as a merchant mariner. Included among his experiences was piloting a ...more »

Guardianship update
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)May 27, 2017

The New South Wales Attorney-General has asked the NSW Law Reform Commission to review and report on the desirability of making changes to the Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW) (Act). On 28 February 2017 Question Papers 4, 5 and 6 were released for ...more »

Grandparents of seven children from Glen Carbon in guardianship dispute
STLtoday.comMay 26, 2017

According to court documents, Nancy and Henry Campbell of Glen Carbon, the children's paternal grandparents, filed a petition for guardianship after the parents, Cristy and Justin Campbell, died March 16. More than a month later, Cristy Campbell's ...more »

Judge takes guardianship from Santa Ana man after he's suspected of stealing $488000 from 95-year-old
OCRegisterMay 26, 2017

SANTA ANA — An Orange County Superior Court judge on Thursday, May 25, took guardianship away from a suspended Santa Ana attorney who is the trustee for a 95-year-old woman he billed more than $488,000 to help her get her driver's license back.more »

Law firm entitled to $36k in unpaid legal fees, court rules, but not all it sought
Indiana LawyerMay 24, 2017

A Vincennes firm scored a partial victory in the Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday after the court upheld the award of more than $36,000 in unpaid legal fees for guardianship and estate work. The appeals court remanded the case for reconsideration ...more »

Evening recognizes outstanding pro bono advocates
Sun SentinelMay 24, 2017

"We are very proud to be able to recognize such amazing attorneys, law firms and the William & Helen Thomas Charitable Trust Foundation for ensuring that all the vulnerable children, families, seniors and individuals in our community have access to our ...more »

Editorial: Guardianship secrecy in NM is ripe for reform
Albuquerque JournalMay 23, 2017

... to difficulty getting information, they have been threatened with fines and penalties for revealing matters they learned in their own cases. In theory, only a docket sheet in a guardianship case is considered a public record. But many clerks don't ...more »

Plaintiff in guardianship case wants the judge to step aside
Albuquerque JournalMay 22, 2017

The daughter of a deceased Albuquerque author suing a commercial guardian and conservator firm is questioning the impartiality of the judge in the case, citing in part his appearance in April with representatives of the guardianship industry at an ...more »

Trump lavishes praise on Saudis, but silent on human rights
Lake Placid NewsMay 22, 2017

Women are banned from driving, although rights advocates have campaigned to lift that ban. Guardianship laws also require a male relative's consent before a woman can obtain a passport, travel or marry. Often that relative is a father or husband, but ...more »

Trump embraces Saudi royals, sets aside human rights
The Detroit NewsMay 22, 2017

Guardianship laws also require a male relative's consent before a woman can obtain a passport, travel or marry. Saudi Arabia also routinely carries out executions by beheading, including some in public. Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and senior ...more »

Trump lavishes praise on Saudis, but silent on human rights
Albuquerque JournalMay 21, 2017

Women are banned from driving, although rights advocates have campaigned to lift that ban. Guardianship laws also require a male relative's consent before a woman can obtain a passport, travel or marry. Often that relative is a father or husband, but ...more »

Like past first ladies, Melania Trump skips headscarf in Saudi Arabia
WSAWMay 21, 2017

Women are banned from driving, although rights advocates have campaigned to lift that ban. Guardianship laws also require a male relative's consent before a woman can obtain a passport, travel or marry. Often that relative is a father or husband, but ...more »

In Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump opts to keep her head bare
ABC NewsMay 21, 2017

Women are banned from driving, although rights advocates have campaigned to lift that ban. Guardianship laws also require a male relative's consent before a woman can obtain a passport, travel or marry. Often that relative is a father or husband, but ...more »

Local state legislators share their successes
Greeley TribuneMay 21, 2017

State legislators representing districts throughout Weld County boasted a productive legislative session, passing bills to boost the housing market, pilot an office for public guardianship and more. ... The bill is expected to be signed into law Tuesday.more »

In Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump opts to keep her head bare
WCVB BostonMay 21, 2017

... an ultraconservative interpretation of Islamic Shariah law where unrelated men and women are segregated in most public places. Women are banned from driving, although rights advocates have campaigned to lift that ban. Guardianship laws also require ...more »

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