When Khashayar Saghafi’s aging mother was appointed a guardian by the Lorain County Probate Court in Ohio six years ago, he never dreamed that it would result in a federal complaint and the end of his parents’ six-decade marriage. What’s at stake overall in cases like the Saghafis is the autonomy of some 1.3 million senior citizens who are losing control of some $50 billion in assets to court-appointed guardians. Long term, the stakes are high, given the $41 trillion in wealth that will transfer from the World War 2 and Baby Boom Generations to Gen Xers and millennials.
Student debt has become one hot topic among many in the runup to next year’s presidential election, but a federal suit filed in June may bring relief to borrowers regardless of what happens in 2020. More than 150,000 former students of for-profit colleges have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to force the U.S. Department of Education to either grant or deny their applications for borrower defense loan cancellation.
The complaint also names Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
On a recent long weekend at the Pink Shell Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Myers, Florida, I decided to try parasailing for the first time. It's just one of the many water sports guests will have at their disposal at this pristine spot on Florida's Southwest coast.
Singapore's climate is decidedly humid so it was a surprise to see green banana trees growing along the highways as if paved roads had been laid down in the middle of a jungle.
In the land of earthquakes and volcanoes, the largest city, Reykjavik, is one big cozy living room with its clean streets, well dress pedestrians, orderly transportation system and polite citizens.
Lack of training and attention can lead to the worst, all without any recourse. Be sure to be vigilant before entrusting the care of your pet. Here are some tips to protect your animal.
Whether for home care, pet care, child care or elder care, rather than depending on an app or website like Care.com, Rover or Wag, consumers are urged to take the following actions before booking a gig economy worker online.
Attorney Bradley Geller says he became increasingly aware that the purpose of the probate court in Michigan had been corrupted after 30 years of involvement with guardianship issues.
As a result, in October 2017, Counselor Geller filed a federal lawsuit naming the Michigan Supreme Court, the Michigan Attorney General, each of the state’s probate courts and all 300 professional guardians as defendants. The suit includes claims of Medicaid fraud, violation of due process
With 80% of customers demanding opportunities to subscribe, share and lease as an alternative to buying a product outright, brands are hard pressed to ignore the rise in subscription-based services. For a fee, everything from makeup and pet toys to jewelry and marijuana accessories can arrive on a customer’s door step quarterly or monthly.
Although the stock market is the highest it’s been, experts predict that the economy may be teetering on a weakened economy. Just last week, the S&P 500 reached a high of 3,000 but interest rates have declined, which is a telltale sign of a looming recession. Here's three strategies for the remainder of the year in the event of a recession.
The state of Michigan appears to be coming to the rescue with a model of reformation initiated by a newly created Elder Abuse Task Force nearly two years after a federal lawsuit named the Michigan Supreme Court, the Michigan Attorney General, each of the state’s probate courts and all 300 professional guardians as defendants.
Once appointed a guardian, older adults can be denied the right to decide where to live, to vote, to choose medical care, health insurance and marital status, to handle finances, to hire a lawyer and even to have family and friends visit them. rumblings of elder abuse within probate guardianship programs have persisted so loudly that U.S. Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania introduced the Guardianship Accountability Act (GAA). If enacted, promises to overhaul nationally however victims cry the proposed law does not go far enough.
Investment managers who want companies to adhere to sustainable business practices need to apply more pressure by meeting with boards of directors because using proxies and buying environmental, social and governance (ESG) research isn’t enough, according to panelists at a Federated Investors and Hermes Investment Management roundtable discussion.
New Hampshire’s lottery generated $87.5 million in net profits last year and this year some $90 million is expect. So, when the Department of Justice reversed its 2011 interpretation of the Wire Act in November, it ruffled the feathers of states like New Hampshire, which had just begun offering lottery tickets online two months prior to help fund public education.