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By Diane Tiveron, Linda Grear on June 16, 2017

LegalEasy Episode #9: Elder Abuse Signs and Warnings


January 18, 2017

A recent study out of the University of Alabama identified key warning signs that signal that aging adults are suffering from a decline in financial decision-making abilities. Researchers found that early warning signs that may be present include:

August 3, 2016

When she was more than 100 years old, onetime New York socialite Brooke Astor became America’s most famous case of financial elder abuse. Her son, Anthony Marshall, was convicted of stealing tens of millions of dollars of her assets.

By Linda Grear on July 28, 2016

Linda S. Grear sits down with Diane Tiveron and discusses the importance of choosing a healthcare agent.

March 21, 2016

There are several financial moves that investors should be making in the years before they leave work that might result in an easier time preserving savings, reducing tax bills, and overall being providers for loved ones and heirs. Financial advisers reporting for The Wall Street Journal have proposed that investors nearing retirement should consider the following four tips:

May 23, 2015

Sadly, it is all too common that elderly persons fall victim to abuse. Whether it is physical, emotional, or financial abuse, the vulnerability of older individuals makes them easy targets for such ill-treatment. Financial abuse is a difficult type of abuse to recognize and can be easily overlooked because there are not always blatant signs of it.

March 16, 2015

A key facet of the 21st century estate planning that many people overlook is a digital estate plan. With our lives becoming more engrained in technology each day, it is important to protect these assets too!

By Linda Grear on January 17, 2015

People often have questions regarding the STAR real property tax exemption.  The STAR exemption entitles anyone who owns a primary residence to a reduction in the amount they pay for School Tax (STAR = School Tax Relief).

By Linda Grear on October 8, 2014

According to a recent New York Times article, the US Energy Department projects a warmer forecast this coming winter season. After enduring frigid temperatures and higher energy costs last winter, many American consumers will spend less this winter. Because temperatures are forecast to be warmer than last winter, that will mean less demand for heat.

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