ABA Journal

Elder Law

279 ABA Journal Elder Law articles.

State Courts Face Budget Ax as Elder Law Cases Grow

Budget shortages are hitting 34 state court systems, according to a report by the National Center for State Courts.

Thomas Clarke, vice president of research and technology for the NCSC,…

‘Til Death Do Us Pay?

As retired boomers head to the golf course, courts look at limits on alimony

Hearst Heir’s Malpractice Suit: Lawyer Helped Wife Steal $20M

A New York appeals court has reinstated a $20 million malpractice and fraud suit brought by a grandson of newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst against the grandson’s wife and the…

Worth Mag. Lists Top Lawyers for the Wealthy

CORRECTED: A magazine for the well-to-do is coming out with its annual list of the top 100 lawyers for the well-to-do.

Texas lawyer John Bergner announced in a

Death Detective Extraordinaire Aids South Florida Researchers

Those who need details about a little-known death long ago in or around Miami, Florida, may be some of the luckiest information-seekers in the country.

A local volunteer has compiled…

Rest Easy: Plan for the Inevitable

Although lots of folks say they intend to plan for the inevitable, most don’t.

Some 70 percent of Americans die without making a will or any other arrangement for distributing…

Did Power of Attorney OK $180K Gift?

A power of attorney authorized its holder to give herself $180,000, a defense attorney contended yesterday in a fraud trial over money allegedly stolen from an elderly woman.

Because a…

Aging Nazi Victims Seek Home-Care Funds from Germany

Although World War II ended more 60 years ago, the horrors of the Nazi era are still alive in the minds of many Jewish survivors and others who were targets…

Trial in 35 Katrina Nursing Home Deaths

Jury selection began today in the trial of two owners of a Louisiana nursing home where 35 patients died during Hurricane Katrina, allegedly because they defied a mandatory order to…

80-Plus = Too Old to Raise Grandchild?

A Philadelphia couple, aged 85 and 89, have at least temporarily lost custody of their 5-year-old grandson, whom they had cared for since his birth, apparently because a family court…