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cropped-5299b-HARL-CaregiversCompanion-Facebook-Profile-Pic.jpgSpecial Note from the author: “Know that ALL attorneys  are not the same— do your “HOMEWORK”  check out their expertise and verify (certified) credentials.”  The Caregiver’s Companion Caring for Your Loved One Medically, Financially and Emotionally While Caring for Yourself | Harlequin Publishing
Award Winning | Bestselling ♦ Chapter 9: Crucial Legal Conversations
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Often elderly people have difficulty describing what they want to occur at the end of their life. The subject is an uncomfortable one. It can stir up fearsome images and feelings of grief. Nonetheless, one of the most important things we can do for those we love who are advancing in years or are terminally ill is to initiate conversations with them to help them clarify their wishes and make formal decisions for the management of their personal care and their financial affairs. Remember to be gentle, respectful and helpful, rather than pushy, when initiating these conversations. After talking matters over with your loved one and giving him or her a chance to reflect, ensure that your loved one’s decisions regarding the management of his or her end-of-life care and financial affairs is set down on paper, in signed legal documents.

These documents will protect your loved one and your family and will ensure that his or her personal choices are honored by doctors, hospitals, family members and the courts. They will prevent lawsuits, and heartache and tragedy, the byproducts of conflict at the end of life and following death.

Have the crucial legal conversations now. Do the paperwork, and then you, your loved one and your family members can go back to….read more

What does it mean when an attorney is certified?
by Corradino & Papa Law Firm LLC. (Example —look in your state)

A certified attorney is more than just an attorney who specializes in a particular area of law. A New Jersey attorney who is certified by the Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney must have:

  • Been a member in good standing of the New Jersey bar for over 5 years.
  • Fulfilled ongoing continuing legal education requirements, i.e.: at least 45 hours of continuing legal education, relevant to the field of civil certification.
  • Demonstrated a substantial level of experience in civil trial law.
  • Been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with his work.
  • Submitted a trial court brief or memorandum, relevant to the field in which you seek certification, prepared by you, and filed in a trial court within the past three years.
  • Provided the names of ten to twelve attorneys and judges who have seen, and can objectively comment on, your trial skills within the past three years.
  • Documented personal participation in at least 45 days of trial during which you served a lead counsel in at least 5 jury cases; substantially participated in at least 5 jury cases to verdict; conducted 25 direct and 25 cross-examination of lay witnesses; conducted 15 direct and 15 cross-examinations of expert witnesses, present at least 8 opening statements; presented at least 4 closing arguments; and conducted at least 5 voir dire jury examinations (in courts which do not permit counsel to conduct voir dire); submitted proposed jury questions for the court at least 10 times.
  • Taken and passed a written examination in civil trial law.

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Led by founding partner Frank N. Darras, the top disability lawyer in America, the legal team at DarrasLaw spends every day extending a helping hand to the disabled and disadvantaged. DarrasLaw brings more than 25 years of hard fought litigation experience to  individual disability insurance and long-term disability cases.
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Legal Matters and End-of-Life Issues 

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Do-It-Yourself Will 
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Difference Between Living Trust and Will 
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Family and Medical Leave Act 
The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) laws Advisor is being revised to reflect changes in the Final Rule that became effective on January 16, 2009. Please see the Wage and Hour Division FMLA page, at, in the interim.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
New and Improved N-DEx: A search engine for law enforcement agencies is expanding nationwide this month.

Legal Guardianship 
Establishing a Guardianship, whether it is for a minor child or an adult can be a very complicated process. National Family Solutions understands most families cannot afford the high cost of a private law firm to resolve a matter, that in most cases, must be done to alleviate a pressing family issue.

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Adult Protective Services (APS) 
NAPSA provides a daily newsfeed of stories related to elder abuse and abuse of adults with disabilities for the National Center on Elder Abuse’s elder abuse listserv. In fiscal year 2010, NAPSA conducted a thorough analysis of all the US based articles which appeared in the newsfeed. The analysis, which has a wealth of data, can be found at this link:

Alzheimer’s Association 
The ADEAR Center, a service of the National Institute on Aging, offers current research-based information on Alzheimer’s disease. For more about ADEAR services and resources, go click the link above.

Assisted Living and Senior Care Options 
More than just a directory, is a free referral service that can help you reach out to many communities to request free information from them, or even a free consultation.

American Bar Association (ABA) 
The best way to find an attorney. 
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Establishing a Guardianship, whether it is for a minor child or an adult can be a very complicated process. National Family Solutions understands most families cannot afford the high cost of a private law firm to resolve a matter, that in most cases, must be done to alleviate a pressing family issue.

Managed Care 
The term managed care is used to describe a variety of techniques intended to reduce the cost of providing health benefits and improve the quality of care (“managed care techniques”) for organizations that use those techniques or provide them as services to other organizations (“managed care organization” or “MCO”).


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Ms. Rosenblatt is a Registered Nurse with ten years of nursing and twenty-seven years of experience as a practicing attorney. She has extensive, hands-on experience in elderly care, aging parents and working with caregivers. She has worked in hospitals and visited patients at home as a Public Health Nurse. Her law practice involved litigation and trials. She is familiar with insurance, financial and elder law issues. She is an experienced mediator, helping resolve


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Stuart Furman Education: University of Nebraska-Lincoln: B.A., May 1978. Major-Psychology; Minor-Music University of San Diego School of Law: Juris Doctor, May 1981.


Candice A. Garcia-Rodrigo, MPA, MSLM, Attorney at Law
Ms. Garcia-Rodrigo practice focuses on Estate Planning, Probate, Trust Administration, Corporation, Contracts, and Business Transactions. She has published several articles and legal guides, and educates other attorneys in the area on law-related matters such as Civil Discovery practice and


Charles D. Wilder, Esq.   
Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2009-2013
Listed in Top 100 Attorneys in Worth Magazine Dec ’05

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Elder Law Practitioner
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