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Online Frauds Now Targeting Lawyers

Lawyers need to beware of a new family-law twist on the ubiquitous email-check fraud scam. Reports indicate that numerous lawyers have been targeted by emailers who,assuming a false identity, say they need a lawyer to help them collect payments owed under a divorce agreement. Typically the emailer claims to be an ex-wife owed money by…

201006.25
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NAELA Members lobby congress

On June 15, 2010, more than 20 NAELA members from 11 states travelled to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to meet with U.S. Representatives and Senators offices to discuss issues of importance to older adults. Together, participants visited 36 offices in order to highlight the importance of issues such as appropriations for the Elder Justice…

201004.13
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Concord Hymn

By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood And fired the shot heard round the world. The foe long since in silence slept; Alike the conqueror silent sleeps; And Time the ruined bridge has swept Down the dark stream which seaward creeps. On…

201004.06
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WHEN THE YOUNG ARE GROWN

Once the house was lovely, but it’s lonely here to-day, For time has come an’ stained its walls an’ called the young away; An’ all that’s left for mother an’ for me till life is through Is to sit an’ tell each other what the children used to do. We couldn’t keep ’em always an’…

201003.16
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Halcyon Days – By Walt Whitman

Not from successful love alone, Nor wealth, nor honor’d middle age, nor victories of politics or war; But as life wanes, and all the turbulent passions calm, As gorgeous, vapory, silent hues cover the evening sky, As softness, fullness, rest, suffuse the frame, like fresher, balmier air, As the days take on a mellower light,…

201003.09
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Old Scams Go Around Again

A grandson calls and says he’s in trouble — what do you do? The caller identifies himself as your grandson, who is in jail in Canada and needs money for bail. Of course you will wire him the funds he needs, right? That’s what the crooks are counting on. Don’t do it! It’s a Trick!…

201003.04
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Elder Law Answers – White Paper on Computer Estate Planning

From www.elderlawanswers.com Many Web sites offer customized, do-it-yourself wills and other estate planning documents. These computer-based services appear to offer a cost-effective and convenient alternative to visiting an estate planning or elder law attorney. But is online estate planning worth the convenience and initial savings? How do the documents created compare to those that a…

201001.31
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Senior Exploitation checklist

An Elder Law Attorney has developed a checklist of possible indications of elderly financial exploitation and it is now available online. It is the feature news article in the newsroom of www.ZeiglerSeniorNews.com The checklist was developed by attorney Pam Wright of West Tennessee Legal Services. It will be a work-in-progress as other indications of possible…