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What Seniors Can Learn from the Crash-and-Burn of Buzz Aldrin’s Estate Plan

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 12:35

EstatePlanningIt’s been all over the news lately – world famous hero and astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, actually had to sue two of his children and a former business manager to remove them from handling his finances. This is a sad crash-and-burn landing for an American hero. And the wreckage to his family continues – the dispute is ongoing in Florida courts. It could happen to anyone.

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Ohio Legislators Enhance Protections of Seniors and Adults With Disabilities

Monday, 16 April 2018 08:11

Couple2Laws protecting seniors and adults with disabilities in the state of Ohio will get a boost in September, when new rules that strengthen existing adult protective services statutes take effect.

The new provisions cover a wide range of situations, and are expected to help an increasing number of vulnerable adults. Some highlights of note:

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Tougher FINRA Rules: A New Tool to Fight Financial Exploitation of Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

Monday, 19 February 2018 09:18

moneyThe Securities and Exchange Commission has just enhanced the protection for seniors and adults with disabilities who may be subject to financial abuse. Earlier this month, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), an independent regulator that protects investors and regulates financial brokers and dealers, released new rules intended to block unauthorized withdrawals and other disbursements from the accounts of vulnerable adults.

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List of Ohio Schools Investigated for Civil Rights Violations Now Available Online

Monday, 12 February 2018 15:44

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Many of our clients who are unhappy with their school district ask us to recommend a “good” school district. This is a really tough question to answer because it really comes down to the type of disability the child has (some districts are better with Autism, others with anxiety) and the people--from administration to the child’s intervention specialist or aide. As we all know, staff changes frequently and can’t be the basis for something as big as a home purchase. However, there are some ways to investigate and compare districts,

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