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.
In many divorces, couples take matters to court seek resolution. Each side usually has a lawyer. Depending on the circumstances, fighting may continue/increase and communication may become non-existent.
Every year as the weather warms, it is not uncommon to spend far more time outdoors. This is especially true of people with pets. Pet owners can be found walking their dogs around town, playing with their dogs in the parks, taking their dogs to the beach and even bringing their pets to eat at restaurants with outdoor seating areas. With this increased socialization also comes an increased risk.
Your home is probably your most valuable material asset, and you have undoubtedly put a lot of your time, money and care into it. Unfortunately, any combination of setbacks, from illness to job loss, can leave you suddenly unable to keep up with your mortgage payments and facing the possibility of foreclosure.
I am often surprised at how few people including professionals and executives have met with an attorney and drafted Wills, Living Wills and Durable Powers of Attorneys in the event they or a family member get sick or have a terrible accident and cannot speak for themselves, or die.
You probably have seen television or movie depictions of courtrooms, so you may expect your Social Security disability hearing to take place in a big, old courthouse with lots of pomp and circumstance.
Q: How do I know if you can help me?
A: The only way to know if we can help you is for you to present your case to us, so that we can review your work and medical history and ask questions about your disability. Contact us right away for your free consultation on your case.
At HoganWillig, we work hard to help our clients keep their homes in the face of a foreclosure. However, there are times when it does not make financial sense to continue sinking money into an “underwater” home.
Over the years, HoganWillig has made it a priority to “go green”. Environmental stewardship is an important aspect of our philosophy and commitment to excellence in our community. As a firm, we encourage our attorneys and staff to be actively involved in promoting sustainability. We have devised and implemented programs to conserve resources, to reduce our carbon footprint, protect the environment and promote the benefits of sustainability to our people and the greater business community.
New York State has over $13 billion in lost money. Lost money is private money that has been unclaimed. Banks, insurance companies, corporations and the courts are among the many organizations required by law to report dormant accounts to the State Comptroller.