“The Dead Have Rights, Too”

We really like Tennessee lawyer Tim Takacs. His bi-weekly online (and e-mail) newsletter was one of the original inspirations for our own Elder Law Issues, and he has provided his clients and his readers with interesting, up-to-date and informative reading material for nearly two decades now. Tim’s last-week Elder Law Fax addressed an interesting topic…

Attorney Disciplined for Advice to Ignore POA Limitations

JANUARY 3, 2011 VOLUME 18 NUMBER 1 Lawyers, of course, grapple with ethical issues constantly. Elder law attorneys see particular ethical issues recur frequently. Sometimes the lawyer’s eagerness to accomplish the client’s wishes can cloud the lawyer’s ethical judgment. Sometimes the lawyer’s fascination with what might be done can even gallop ahead of the client’s…