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Guardianships & Conservatorships Archives

Colorado mental health system in legal limbo

Survivors of the 2012 Aurora, Colorado, theater massacre still suffer from the aftereffects of the killing spree. Not all the lingering traumas are physical. One man, whose son died in the carnage, says his family and others have benefited from Aurora Mental Health Center's trauma recovery groups.

Dementia diagnosis may lead to conservatorship in Colorado courts

She got the dreaded diagnosis at only 49 -- younger onset Alzheimer's disease. At a time when she should have been enjoying her life beside her longtime partner, the Sacramento woman was experiencing baffling memory lapses that not only affected her work performance but also every aspect of the most treasured relationship in her life.

Battle over guardianship highlights hospital's power

When a person becomes sick or incapacitated and is no longer able to make decisions for themselves, disputes can arise over the person's medical care. Aging Colorado residents should consider establishing legal guardianships to make sure that their medical wishes are carried out if they become incapacitated. People often choose a family member to be their guardian, but a guardian can really be anybody a person trusts to fight for their medical requests when they're unable to. In rare cases, however, a hospital can seek a guardianship for a patient - sometimes causing anger within a patient's family. If this situation occurs, it's important to have an elder law attorney on your side.

Children of Casey Kasem reach settlement with stepmother

Famous radio DJ and voice actor Casey Kasem has been bedridden in the hospital, and his children have had to battle their stepmom in order to visit him. However, the family dispute that has been ongoing since this summer has recently come to an end for the most part. Kasem's wife - the stepmother to his three children - had allegedly stopped all of the children's visitation privileges. When one of the children requested legal control of Kasem's health care, the 59-year-old wife retorted with court papers stating that if the children visited their father, the visits would be unpleasant and intolerable.

Colorado attorney stands up to bank in trust fund dispute

An attorney from Aspen has filed a lawsuit against Swiss bank UBS for using unethical tactics while attempting to undermine contact between him and a client. The client happens to be a beneficiary with a trust fund worth millions of dollars. The attorney is claiming that UBS knew his client was dissatisfied with how the bank was handling the trust fund, and that UBS tried to sever ties between the attorney and the client in order to continue profiting from the management of the trust.

Guilty plea entered in case of swindled elderly Denver man

Dealing with an aging relative can be incredibly difficult. Nobody wants to watch a loved one lose the ability to physically take care of him or herself, especially if it is accompanied by Alzheimer's or mental illness. However, a situation can become exponentially more painful if a plan isn't taken to protect an elderly person from abuse. There are, unfortunately, people out there who are looking to take advantage of the elderly for personal gain. Aging people that have a lot of liquid assets can be seen as easy targets for fraudulent schemes, so it's important to protect them before a problem occurs. Establishing financial conservatorships can prevent senior citizens from being swindled.

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