Elder Financial Abuse Fraud Occurs, When No One’s Watching

Benjamin Long Dementia, Elder Financial Abuse, Executor, Fraud, Guardians, IRA, IRS

“Take, for example, the sad and sordid tax case of Mary Ellen Cranmer Nice vs. United States of America, which would not have existed if …

When Should You Have ‘the Talk’ With Your Kids?

Benjamin Long Assets, Dementia, Estate Planning Attorney, Retirement, Retirement Plan

“An immature or troubled child could try to misuse your money or goad you into handing over assets you might need later. Complicated family dynamics, …

Elder Abuse Continues as a Billion-dollar Problem

Benjamin Long 401k, Dementia, Estate Planning, Estate Planning Attorney, IRA, Power of Attorney, RMDs, Wills

“The official figure for elder financial fraud used by a congressional committee is around $3 billion a year, but that’s based solely on reported cases …

Retirement Planning and Declining Abilities

Benjamin Long Alzheimer's, Dementia, Elder Law, Estate Planning Attorney, Guardians, Power of Attorney, Trusts

“When a loved one is experiencing cognitive decline, emotional and medical considerations often overshadow the financial planning that needs to happen. This is a potentially …