The World Health Organization (WHO) defines elder abuse as a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person, such as: Physical abuse where the abused person may have burns, slight swelling from being squeezed,…

Going through a divorce, you might wonder if your spouse gets part of your retirement benefits. Pretty important no matter what, but especially if you are nearing retirement age and didn’t factor in divorce as a life event. Here’s the bottom line, if you are going through a divorce, your retirement benefits are in direct…

There are many reasons to change a parenting plan. Children get older and their interest, activities and needs also change. Or, a parent’s circumstances may have changed. People move, lifestyle changes, new jobs, financial status etc. Mediation Parents can always negotiate between themselves (outside of court) on modifying sections of the parenting plan, but if…

The category of people that can easily file for non-parental visitation is any blood relative, stepparents, siblings, or half siblings. File the paperwork in superior court of whichever county the child resides in. Be ready for a hearing if you submit a petition and affidavit from other people supporting your visitation request. The court will…

Non-parent custody petition refers to a situation where someone who didn’t biologically give birth to a child is requesting for legal custody of the child. This non-parent person is called the petitioner. To win this case in court, there must be substantial evidence that the parent is either unfit or the place the child lives…

Every industry has opportunities for scams and fraud, and the medical industry is far from exempt. Even people within the industry or workplace may not realize when fraudulent practices are going on around them. Because fraud schemes typically originate near the top of an organization, people who keep the books, fill out the forms, or…

Stay calm and use the following advice if this happens to you. Take the accusation seriously Parents are routinely accused of ridiculous things: trying to sell their children to relatives for drug money; molesting a child in the living room during a family party; beating a child with a baseball bat – without leaving bruises….

As a fundamental human right backed by the Constitution, federal and state laws, privacy is usually a delicate balance to maintain especially when it comes to court matters. While the court has access to your files as a matter of law, it tries to limit how much information is made public. In fact, there are…

There are laws to cover unmarried couples when it comes to estate planning. Why should you have a basic estate plan in the first place even though you are not legally married? You’ll want your loved ones and partner taken care in case there is an incident. Simply put, you have peace of mind. In…

For a service member’s family, homecomings are filled with many different emotions. There is excitement, relief, anxiety and other emotions flooding through their body systems. The entire family has gone through a transition, following the duties of the service members. Hence, adjusting through this transition can be a little confusing. So how do you handle…

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