Category: Updates

Undue influence as a form of elder abuse

Elder abuse is often a component of the Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) cases discussed on this web site.  While the abuse in our cases is usually emotional or financial instead of physical, it still is a devastating action which no one should experience.  Margaret Singer Ph.D. was a clinical psychologist and emeritus adjunct professor Keep Reading…


Abuse in Louisiana in the broad daylight

Over the past few days, we’ve been corresponding with Eric from Louisiana.  His father’s tragic story is detailed at  Elder abuse is not an infrequent component of Involuntary Redistribution of Assets (IRA) cases.  Mistreatment of the elderly can occur at the hands of their spouses, children, caregivers or even sometimes attorneys.  EoD completely agrees Keep Reading…


Oops, hope it doesn’t happen again!

Britney Spears.  No one can deny that this is one troubled young woman.  Sadly, though, her problem quota likely increased this week with the appointment of her father, Jamie Spears, and an attorney as co-conservators of her estate.  Obviously the girl needs the intervention of responsible adults into her life.  She most likely does need Keep Reading…


Can you ensure that relatives don’t rip you off?

We came across this WSJ article that ties the Astor case to the need for “proper” estate planning.  While the article makes some good points, Estate of Denial always contends that the best laid plans are not a deterrent to Involuntary Redistribution of Assets practitioners. Proper estate planning only succeeds when executed by people who respect Keep Reading…


Shouldn’t your final wishes matter?

One last comment on the Wade Sheffield case.  Sheffield was convicted of mismanaging the trust fund that Vida C. Miller had willed to two charities.  Mrs. Miller’s wishes appear to have been straightforward and simple.  EoD was struck when a Temple Daily Telegram (Texas) story ( quoted Bell County prosecutor Nelson Barnes saying with regard Keep Reading…

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