New Study Reveals Medical Dangers of Isolation

[Originally published in the NAELA eBulletin] Those who are socially isolated are over 40% more likely to have a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke, than those who were socially integrated, new research has shown.  The German study, presented May 23, 2020 at the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Virtual Congress, found…

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The Role of Court Appointed Counsel In Guardianship Proceedings

While an initial Guardianship consult provides a client a substantial amount of information pertaining to the process and requirements for such a filing, it is important to recognize and explain the role of Court Appointed Counsel.  Pursuant to Rule 4:86-4(b), the Court is obligated to appoint legal counsel to represent persons who are alleged to…

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Understanding Your Duties and Responsibilities as a Guardian

By Ethan J. Ordog As the probate judge renders his or her decision regarding a finding of incapacity and the appointment of an appropriate guardian, many individuals, specifically those who have been entrusted with such an appointment, begin to contemplate the responsibility which is being conferred upon them.  Typically, a determination to pursue guardianship is…

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