Do you know the signs of elder financial abuse when you see them?
Disabled individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are very limited in the amount of assets that they can have in their names. An exception allows funds to be held in a special needs trust.
A lot of people have heard of probate, but what exactly happens during the process may still be somewhat of a mystery to many.
Is Buzz Aldrin, the former astronaut who followed Neil Armstrong onto the moon, no longer competent to handle his own affairs? Are his spending habits symptoms of financial exploitation and elder abuse, or are two of his children trying to exploit their father's advanced age for their own selfish desires?
You love your parents but sometimes you might worry about them. There are many different scams going around that are aimed at elderly people. You might be worried they will fall victim to a financial scam and lose their savings.
When artists, musicians and writers die, they often leave behind an impressive body of work, much of which may still be unavailable to the public. Time and again, their estates get drawn into lengthy battles as various heirs seek control over the creative content these artists left behind.