Arguments Against Elder Law

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The number of senior citizens is growing. That means more families are grappling with elder law issues, including adult guardianship. An elder law attorney at the Law Offices of Clifford M. Cohen, in Washington, DC, discusses guardianship and incapacitated adults, whom the law calls “wards.”

When your aging family members can no longer care for their own personal needs or make important decisions, the courts can appoint guardians to handle their affairs. In Washington, DC, the Superior Court of DC, Probate Division Court makes guardianship appointments. In Montgomery County, MD, the Montgomery County Circuit Court makes the appointments.

Guardians have substantial power and control over a ward’s property and financial resources. They can sell ward property and remove the ward from their home. Some guardians abuse their power and authority. They use ward property like their own, and prevent family from visiting their aging loved ones. Guardians can legally charge fees for their services. But some guardians deduct excessive
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But before you let a court choose a guardian, consider using elder law mediation to reach a family agreement. And do you know there are alternatives to guardianship for handling an aging adult’s personal affairs? An experienced elder law and estate planning attorney will help you make the best decision for your situation.

At the Law Offices of Clifford M. Cohen, Attorney Cohen takes time to determine what would benefit each client. He is skilled at building relationships. And his personal life experiences give him a deep compassion for his clients' needs.

If you are in the Washington, DC and Montgomery County, MD, areas, and want to discuss guardianship or other elder law and estate planning issues, contact the Law Offices of Clifford M. Cohen, in Washington DC. Call (202) 895-2799 for an appointment, or visit them

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