Joint Custody by Grandparents Upheld by Court

More and more these days, grandparents have been called on to provide care for grandchildren due to problems experienced by their children.  A recent Mississippi case expanded the interpretation of…

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The New Reality of Old Age in America

People are living longer, more expensive lives, often without much of a safety net.  As a result, record numbers of Americans older than 65 years of age are working —…

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Holiday Helps for Alzheimer's Caregivers

November and December are holiday months.  The holiday season is a time for visiting and reconnecting with family, friends and neighbors.  Sometimes this season can be sad or stressful for…

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Medicare Milestones

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law.  At the bill-signing ceremony, which took place at the Truman Library…

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When is a Lease a Will?

Rose Greer leased land to David and Jene Nunnery.  Section 3 of the lease - which extended until July 31, 2025, in automatically renewing one year terms - stated: In…

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When a Court Can Undo Joint Ownership

When a widowed parent begins to lose the ability to care for himself, children may move in and take over the management of the parent’s finances.  In some cases, the…

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