Older People Forced Into Loans Is Elder Abuse

Older People Forced Into Loans Is Elder Abuse

Elder abuse is any form of mistreatment that results in loss or harm to an older person. It is further categorised into physical, sexual, emotional and financial abuse. Financial abuse is most common kind of elder abuse, and it involves the improper or illegal use of...
What is a Right of Residence?

What is a Right of Residence?

A right of residence is created when you include a clause in your will that gives a specific person the right to live in one of your properties for a specified period. The most common scenario for a right of residence is giving a surviving spouse the right of...
Elder Financial Abuse Can Happen To Anyone

Elder Financial Abuse Can Happen To Anyone

Elder abuse is any form of mistreatment that results in loss or harm to an older person. The most common kind of elder abuse is elder financial abuse, where older people are unduly influenced, deceived or exploited out of their assets – and the most common kind of...
An Estate Battle Over Two Wills

An Estate Battle Over Two Wills

The May death of 79-year-old W. Marvin Rush II, the founder of what is today the largest commercial truck dealership chain in North America, has sparked an estate battle over the presence of two wills — one presented by his son, and the other by his widow. Son W.M....
5 Celebrities Who Died Without A Will

5 Celebrities Who Died Without A Will

Aretha Franklin, who died on August 16 at the age of 76, was a legend in the music world, known as the Queen of Soul. She was also well known in the civil rights movement, raising awareness for the equal rights of African-Americans and women.  But like many...
How a Power of Attorney Can Be Abused

How a Power of Attorney Can Be Abused

A high-profile case has recently highlighted the abuse of a power of attorney and the guardianship of older people who are suffering from cognitive decline. Sci-fi icon Nichelle Nichols, from the original Star Trek, is undergoing a legal battle regarding her...
De Facto Partner Wins Estate Battle

De Facto Partner Wins Estate Battle

Sisters who said their dead father’s grieving partner was just one of his many lovers have been ordered to hand her £325,000 by a judge in the United Kingdom. Jane Redmond and Lynn Leberknight denied that Carole Anne Taylor, 70, was due anything from their...