Legal Issues of Dependent and Incapacitated People
By Dana Shilling, J.D.

Find the best financial planning, legal protection, and service resources for your vulnerable clients…

This authoritative resource for attorneys, financial planners, and social service professionals offers a clear roadmap to the legal and financial issues affecting vulnerable clients—adults or children with physical or mental disabilities, abused and neglected children, and the elderly. To help them get the services, legal protections, and financial security they need, turn here for essential guidance on ...

  • Health-related issues—developmental disability; mental illness; and end-life issues such as advance directives and termination of life support
  • Child protection and services—laws dealing with child abuse; dependency actions and other methods of placing at-risk children in a safe, stable environment; the ins and outs of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
  • Protecting adults unable to care for themselves—elder abuse laws, adult protective services, and guardianship
  • Financial planning strategies—structuring tort settlements to protect public benefit eligibility; tax issues; using wills, trusts, and the Durable Power of Attorney
  • Federal benefit programs—Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Income; Medicare and Medicaid.

“In this well-researched and informative book, Dana Shilling, an attorney with extensive experience in elder law, disability and human resources, provides a wealth of information on the legal issues that affect vulnerable people: children, people with disabilities and the elderly. ...Legal Issues of Dependent and Incapacitate People is a well-organized and informative book which deals with a host of complex statutes, regulations, programs and benefits in direct, clear language, making it useful to both professionals and laymen as well.”
—Joanne Marlatt Otto, M.S.W., Editor, Victimization of the Elderly and Disabled; former Executive Director, National Adult Protective Services Association

Related Publications:
Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable Adult Populations
Victimization of the Elderly and Disabled
Financial Exploitation of the Elderly




Table of Contents (PDF)
Format: Hardcover Book
© 2007 502 pp.
ISBN: 1-887554-56-4
Price: US $135.95
Product Code: LIDI



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