Guardianship

Who Will Raise My Children if I Die Without Naming a Guardian?

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Who Will Raise My Children if I Die Without Naming a Guardian?
Posted on: July 28th, 2016
By Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq. CPA MBA MSTax MSAccounting

For parents, the summer months are a welcome change in routine. Families go on vacation, children enjoy day camp, and grandparents are excited to give busy parents a much-needed break. Although summer provides a time to relax and enjoy family activities, it’s also the ideal time for parents to ask themselves, “Who will raise our ...

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Son Discovers Mother’s Estate Plan in Storage Unit after Spending Nearly $24,000 in Guardianship Fees

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Son Discovers Mother’s Estate Plan in Storage Unit after Spending Nearly $24,000 in Guardianship Fees
Posted on: February 25th, 2015
PROTRACTED GUARDIANSHIP PROCESS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED
By: Hallie L. Zobel, Esq

A properly executed durable power of attorney is a critical component of an estate plan.Estate planning is a thoughtful process that sets forth your intentions for the future while managing the present.

Developing an estate plan is perhaps one of the noblest actions you will take ...

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Thanksgiving Holiday Provides Opportunity for Family Members to Spot Signs of Incapacity in Aging Parents

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Early detection of cognitive decline enables professional advisors to more effectively address financial, legal and care-giving concerns.

Thanksgiving Holiday Provides Opportunity for Family Members to Spot Signs of Incapacity in Aging Parents
Posted on: November 10th, 2014
By Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq., CPA MBA MSTax MSAccounting

With fuel prices the lowest in four years, more than 40 million Americans are expected to take to the roadways, railways and airways as they head home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving – one of ...

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Navigating Guardianships of a Minor’s Estate

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Navigating Guardianships of a Minor’s Estate
Posted on: March 3rd, 2014
By: Mary Merrell Bailey, Esq. CPA MBA MSTax MSAcctg

Guardianship of a Minor’s Estate

This week we take a look at Paul Walker’s death and the legal guardianship of his daughter. TMZ has reported that the actor left his $25 million dollar fortune to his 15-year-old daughter, and asked that the probate court name Paul’s mother as the legal guardian of Paul’s daughter, as well as the legal conservator of the $25 million.  ...

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Amanda Bynes’ Parents Seek Conservatorship

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Amanda Bynes’ Parents Seek Conservatorship
Posted on: August 1st, 2013
By: Hallie Zobel, Esq.

Amanda Bynes’ parents, Rick Bynes and Lynn Organ, are currently waiting to hear from Judge Glen M. Reiser if they will be granted conservatorship over their daughter.

The 27-year-old actress is currently undergoing a 14-day psychiatric evaluation at a California hospital following her driveway fire-setting stint. Bynes is due back in court on August 9 for the next ...

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Who Will Raise Hope?

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Who Will Raise Hope?
Posted on: March 27th, 2011
By: Hallie Zobel, Esq.

There is a corny television show named Raising Hope. It is about a twenty-something young man named Jimmy who is raising his daughter Hope because her mother was executed for a crime she committed. I am embarrassed to say that I watch it on occasion because it follows Glee. That is a whole other story. Anyway, Jimmy lives with his mother, Virginia, father, Bert, grandmother and daughter Hope. ...

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