In a case just decided by the Florida Supreme Court, attorney Dennis Horton was disbarred for mismanaging client funds. This case is profiled in a new episode of The Case Files.
In a case that speaks of the importance of choosing a qualified trustee who has proper internal controls and procedures, and who is governed by an appropriate regulatory body, The Ohio Supreme Court suspends two attorneys for one year after they negligently managed an elderly woman’s affairs.… Read the rest
Wealth and Honor is a website dedicated to helping families navigate the financial challenges of age transitions. The site now has a YouTube Channel to host “edutainment” videos featuring non-legal commentary on actual court cases involving will disputes, elder financial abuse, estate litigation, fiduciary liability, and other issues of aging, death, and wealth.… Read the rest
If there’s anything that will bring a bipartisan group of U.S. senators together, it’s the topic of abuse in nursing homes and a hearing Tuesday was proof yet again.Abuse deficiencies cited in nursing homes more than doubled in four years, increasing from 430 in 2013 to 875 in 2017, a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday found.… Read the rest
A former Acworth, Georgia lawyer who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from elderly clients is already out of jail, released the same day he pleaded guilty and was sentenced by a Cobb Superior Court judge.
A press release by the Cobb District Attorneys’ office said Cheatham is never allowed to practice law again, nor can he ever act as an agent, trustee or fiduciary, or work in any position where he is responsible for the care or finances of another person.… Read the rest