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Britney faces two psych evaluations

Jan Heger March 10, 2008 ( Britney Spears’ conservatorship hearing has concluded, after a physician’s report on the singer’s status was submitted and attorney Samuel Ingham gave the court an update on her well-being. Brit faces not one but two psychiatric evaluations in May, as both the probate court (where her conservatorship case Keep Reading…


Justice often slow for elder crimes

Experts Seek Tools to Fight Rise in Abuse Thomas Goldsmith, Staff Writer ( or 919-829-8929) March 10, 2008 The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) CLINTON – So far, Mary Morris has spent three years and $73,000 to get back just part of the $475,000 that was withdrawn from her mother’s accounts by the relative Keep Reading…


“You would not believe some of the stuff we see”

Fraudsters, Even Family Members, Prey on Elderly Ann Marie McQueen ( March 2, 2008 The Ottawa Sun When she went to see her elderly dad at his nursing home, the 63-year-old woman, his primary caregiver and keeper of his power of attorney, found he was gone. Her older brother — the one her 87-year-old Keep Reading…


Does power of attorney mean power to steal?

Madison Twp. Resident Guilty of Stealing from Woman  Tracey Read February 22, 2008 Tracey Read ( The News-Herald (Willoughby, Ohio)  Janice Kucera smiled Thursday as a Madison Township woman was convicted of befriending Kucera’s octogenarian mother to get power of attorney over her. Lisa Hanusosky, 53, went on trial Tuesday in Lake County Common Keep Reading…


Too many probate judges or too few ethics?

Too Many Probate Judges Op-Ed March 2, 2008 The Hartford Courant,0,2153907.story A recent story in The Courant about small-town probate courts with little reason to exist conjured up the image of a judge drumming his fingers on his desk, blank legal pad at the ready, looking out the window in vain for a customer; Keep Reading…

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