Category: Elder Law


Your Powers and Responsibilities as an Adult Guardian in Georgia

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

Many people have questions about guardianship, especially when it comes to adults. While it is often used to help protect an adult who needs managed care to ensure they live their best life, it can also seem daunting for some families. What does a guardian do and how do they do it? Guardianship Responsibilities Primary  … Read more

Coercive Elder Abuse & Will Manipulation

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

Elder relatives are often vulnerable to abuse due to reduced physical or mental capacity. So naturally, we want to keep them safe and honor their wishes as loved family members. But unfortunately, some individuals would stop at nothing to abuse the trust or compromised decision-making that often comes with diminished mental faculties. Recognizing that an  … Read more

Guardianship and Conservatorship Disputes in Georgia

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

If you are concerned about an aging loved one, you may be considering the need for a guardianship or a conservatorship to take care of their physical and financial needs. If you are fortunate, your aged loved one had the foresight and ability to draft a plan for their care before it was needed. If  … Read more

Common Signs of Elder Abuse in Care Homes

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

If you have trusted a care home to look after an elderly relative, the expectation is that all personal needs will be met. Unfortunately, some care home employees do not treat residents the way they deserve. Elder abuse comes in many forms, so it is important to recognize the common signs. There are six types  … Read more

Elder Law Needs in Georgia

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

Estate planning can become a messy and stressful situation for families. Advance planning is the best approach. Instead of facing the public process of guardianship through the court, you may wish to hire an elder law attorney. There are plenty of benefits that will give the entire family peace-of-mind that healthcare and personal affairs are  … Read more

Guardians and Conservators

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

Are you facing the time when you need to step in for a loved one and make the decisions? Did the court determine your loved one is mentally or physically incapacitated? When your loved one cannot care and make responsible decisions for themselves, it may be time to get court permission to act on their  … Read more

Financial Exploitation and Your Aging Loved One

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

From telemarketing scams to forgery, identity theft or undue influence, the aging population is increasingly vulnerable to financial exploitation. Aside from their advanced age, Find Law explains that older adults are more dependent on others, not to mention many elderly individuals have more financial assets. Unfortunately, much of the exploitation experienced (up to 90%) takes  … Read more

Becoming A Guardian

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

Whether due to illness, disability or sudden injury, there are instances in which a loved one is unable to make decisions regarding his or her medical care, money and other personal matters. As such, a family member or friend may file a petition with the local probate court in order to manage the person’s affairs  … Read more

Warning Signs of Financial Elder Abuse

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

Protecting your aging parents is not an easy task. Not only are they susceptible to physical harm as they lose mobility and mental sharpness, but they are also at risk for financial harm. This often takes the form of financial abuse, or someone else exploiting them for their own financial gain. If you are trying  … Read more

What Does Elder Abuse Look Like?

Posted on the behalf of Robert Turner,

Taking several forms, elder abuse continues to be undetected and underreported across the United States, including Georgia. Yet, because it typically involves intentional cruelty towards at-risk adults, it is important to understand what elder abuse looks like and what to do if your loved one or family member is being exploited. Perhaps you’ve noticed that  … Read more