Encompasses Uniform Federal Law and the Unique Aspects of Maryland Law Even more than most areas of the law, elder law tends to be state specific. In Maryland, long-term medical care regulations, health care decision making, and guardianship are just a few of the areas in which state law cannot be subsumed in general statements of majority rules or hornbook law. Yet, at the same time, uniform federal law governs Social Security issues and various consumer protection statutes and housing assistance programs. Elder Law in Maryland provides guidance to both applicable federal law and the unique aspects of Maryland elder law. Practical, Comprehensive Guidance for the Maryland Practitioner In a single, concise volume, Elder Law in Maryland accurately renders elder law as it currently exists in Maryland. It addresses the nexus between senior citizens and the law at those points most relevant to the legal practitioner specifically and to those serving seniors generally. Using this book as a guide, you can feel confident that you are considering all the options when planning for medical, financial, and quality of life decisions. In keeping with its practical focus, Elder Law in Maryland contains forms and documents conforming to Maryland law, texts of landmark cases, and checklists of essential elements for both office and courtroom.
The Florida Paralegal is a career book for both paralegal students and practicing paralegals. It serves as a reference containing a great deal of information that will be essential for paralegal students and employed paralegals in the state. The information in the book, including its comprehensive legal dictionary, should make the book one that every paralegal would want to have close at hand in school and on the job. It is Internet-rich with resources that will help paralegals in many aspects of their day-to-day classes and jobs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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This up-to-date practice guide provides analysis and commentary on the laws and regulations affecting the elderly in Florida, as well as checklists and forms to facilitate counseling and drafting. A glossary of acronyms provides a handy reference for abbreviations of common agencies, programs, and other terms. Planning for the Elderly in Florida covers a wide range of issues of concern to the elderly in Florida, including: • Social Security benefits available to retired and disabled wage earners, spouses, dependents, and survivors; • Relevant federal income tax issues, including tax rates and exemptions, medical expense deductions, treatment of life insurance proceeds, and credits for the elderly and disabled and for a dependent's care; • Medicare eligibility and coverage as well as Medicare supplemental insurance (Medigap) policies; • Medicaid coverage and eligibility criteria, the rules governing the transfer of assets by a person who applies for Medicaid benefits in Florida, and the avenues available to Medicaid applicants who have been denied coverage; • Residents' rights in long-term care facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult family care homes; • Planning for incapacity, including property management (durable powers of attorney, revocable living trusts, and joint ownership) and health care decisions (living wills, health care surrogate designations, do-not-resuscitate orders, health care proxies, as well as long-term care insurance); • Guardianship and its use, the procedure for initiating a guardianship, and the guardian's powers and limitations; • Social service programs available to seniors in Florida, the agencies responsible for their oversight, and program eligibility requirements; and • Elder abuse and the various remedies available to protect individuals and redress injuries.
This essential resource provides students with an introduction to the rules and principles of criminal procedure law. This text uses a case study approach to help students develop the analytical skills necessary to understand the origins, context, and evolutions of the law; concentrates on US Supreme Court decisions interpreting both state and federal constitutions; and introduces students to the reference materials and strategies used for basic legal research.
"This is the first book to give social workers the tools to understand their clients' legal needs and rights and to address them collaboratively and effectively. Lyn Slater and Kara Finck ground their text in a comprehensive grasp of the legal system and the inequities of race, class, and gender that shape clients' experiences. Social Work Practice and the Law is a powerful call for social workers to be passionate and skillful advocates for their clients. Essential reading for social workers and lawyers alike who serve low-income people entangled in systems that so often fail them." Dorothy Roberts, JD Kirkland & Ellis Professor, Northwestern University School of Law Author, Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare Based on the author's innovative and nationally recognized prototype for inter-professional work at Fordham University, this is the only volume about social work and the legal system that is written from the social worker's perspective. Devoid of "legalese," the book is designed to help social workers develop the ability to reappraise, question, and challenge the law to best serve their clients. It aims to promote the development of a more strategic relationship with the legal system-a partnership that can achieve more creative and just solutions to social problems. Exhaustive in scope, Social Work and the Law identifies current national and international trends and legal movements that support and invite inter-professional, critically competent social work participation. The book also identifies and explains the essential knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes necessary for the attainment of collaborative critical competence when interacting with the legal system. Each chapter includes vivid case studies based on actual collaborations that illustrate the application of theory to practice. Chapters also include legal, social work, and evidence-based resources. Key Features: Promotes a proactive approach to the ways in which social workers can use law to promote clients' best interests Addresses all domains of social work practice-child welfare, housing law, educational access, disability law, benefits, and more Offers abundant case studies taken from the authors' real-life work Devoid of "legalese" and written from a social worker's perspective
Whether protecting their own rights or those of their clients, or navigating the juvenile justice, immigration, or welfare systems, social workers confront legal issues every day. This book explores legal concepts, legal reasoning, and legal processes—illustrated with case vignettes from social work practice—in order to provide social work practitioners and students with practical and accessible legal knowledge. It introduces readers to scholarship about the law and to conceptual knowledge that can be applied to any interaction with the legal system. Social workers are thereby enabled to "think like a lawyer" and increase their effectiveness. The volume features a discussion of recent reform movements, including Alternative Dispute Resolution, and an appendix of sources for legal information and research on the law.
The Answer to All Your New York Elder Law Questions New York Elder Law provides analysis and commentary on the laws and regulations affecting the elderly in New York. As the New York companion to Tax, Estate & Financial Planning for the Elderly and Tax, Estate & Financial Planning for the Elderly: Forms & Practice from Matthew Bender, this new handy "how-to" practice guide covers a broad spectrum of legal and financial issues of special concern to the elderly and their families. It includes: planning for disability; Medicaid eligibility, spousal rights, financial responsibility of third parties, transfer of assets, liens, estate recovery, and fair hearing advocacy; supplemental needs trusts; guardianships; estate planning and wills; health care coverage and resources; financial planning; income and estate tax, and elder abuse.
A chemical injury can happen at any time to anyone, regardless of age, background, or economic status. It can happen either on the job or in the home, and can affect many members of a community. Such an injury often does not show up immediately but develops over a long period. Often, however, sufferers from chemical exposure are victimized not only by the chemicals but also by a legal system that seems to require complicated and expensive court action. This helpful guide to chemical-injury litigation offers practical strategies that clients and their attorneys can use to better serve their cases. Presenting a clear blueprint of client rights and responsibilities, the book will improve the standard of legal services for both individuals and communities. The guide addresses in detail several important areas of chemical injury and the legal process: defining problems and solutions; examining available resources; cultivating a knowledge of chemical-related diseases and injuries; and facilitating effective attorney-client relationships and case strategies. Leading attorneys contribute case studies and essays offering perspectives on chemical injury and the law.