Planning

What is Elder Law?


So often people will say that they did not know they needed an attorney who practices Elder Law, or even that such an area of the law exists. Elder Law is not a new type of law, but it is a relatively new way to bring several areas of the law together to benefit a...
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Who Needs An Elder Law Attorney?


“Elder Law” is defined by the type of client, rather than a type of law. Elder Law attorneys focus on issues that affect the aging population, including, Estate Planning, Public Benefits, Guardianship, and Probate/Estate Administration. Estate Planning: Everyone should plan for the future, regardless of their income or asset level. A comprehensive estate plan includes several...
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Top Technologies for Mature Drivers: Consumer Insights


Technology is advancing quickly, requiring drivers of all ages to essentially change their routine and “re-learn” how to drive safely. New features may enhance safety, comfort and improve confidence for mature drivers behind the wheel. As a follow up to The Hartford Center for Mature Market ExcellenceSM and the MIT AgeLab’s study on Top Technologies for...
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Planning with a Purpose


By: Lori A. Leu As the Baby Boomer generation gets older, many are not prepared for the hardships of aging. Consider sitting down with your loved one to talk about setting a plan. Starting the conversation can be arduous, but instead of avoiding sensitive matters, speak openly and honestly about your need for information when the...
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Plano Advisor Suspended and Will Restrict Sales of ‘Alternatives’


Texas Securities Commissioner John Morgan on Oct. 4 entered a Disciplinary Order that granted the application for registration of M F Long II of Plano as an investment adviser representative and agent of a Florida firm, and suspended the registrations for 45 days. Long’s registrations are with Calton & Associates Inc., a Tampa, Fla. investment advisory firm. As part of the order,...
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Emergency Action Filed Against Dallas-Area Investment Promoter


Texas Securities Commissioner John Morgan entered an Emergency Cease and Desist Order on Aug. 15 that requires Bobby Eugene Guess, an unregistered investment promoter, to stop engaging in fraud in marketing promissory notes tied to a wide array of businesses. The emergency order cites Guess’ failure to disclose to potential investors that Collin County State District...
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Can an Elder Law Attorney Help With Your Healthcare?


People are often unclear about the role of an Elder Law attorney, and how it is different from what an Estate Planning attorney offers. You may be surprised to know that Elder Law attorneys assist clients with housing options, financial issues, and even healthcare choices. If you didn’t realize that an Elder Law attorney could...
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Excessive Fees, False Statements Cited in Revocation of Dallas Advisor


Texas Securities Commissioner John Morgan on March 23 entered a Disciplinary Order that will revoke the registration of Sarah Helen Hancock, a Dallas investment adviser representative who withdrew grossly excessive amounts of money from clients’ accounts. Hancock provided at least one client with inaccurate account values to justify the amount she collected as management fees. Hancock’s...
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North Texas Advisor Suspended for Sale of Unsuitable Investment


Ronald Eugene Harrison, an investment adviser representative in Carrollton, has been suspended for 90 days and is required to repay a client $5,000, which represents a portion of the commissions he earned in the sale of an investment to the client. Texas Securities Commissioner John Morgan entered the Consent Order on Feb. 16. Harrison violated the...
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Tune Out the Financial Static, Turn On to the 2016 Investor Guide


The State Securities Board’s newest version of the Texas Investor Guide has landed, bigger and better than ever. The 2016 edition of the Texas Investor Guide: Strategies for Investing Wisely and Avoiding Financial Fraud, has been substantially revised and expanded to help investors – beginning and more experienced – understand the time-tested principles of investing and...
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