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TIPS FOR RECOGNIZING AND ADDRESSING ELDER ABUSE

Law Offices of Charles L. Kurmay – We Help You Fight Against Elder Abuse. Contact Us. Elder abuse takes many forms and continues to be an issue affecting seniors in Connecticut, New York and everywhere. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), at least 1 in every 10 individuals over the age

CHANGE IN LAW AFFECTS GUN TRUST REPORTING

The National Firearms Act (NFA) is a federal law that regulates certain types of weapons requiring owners to report the acquisition or transfer of the weapon to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or ATF.  Some of the weapons that are regulated include: (1) Short barrel or sawed off shotguns; (2) Machineguns (3)

VICTORY IN THE CONNECTICUT APPELLATE COURT: ATTORNEY’S SUSPENSION REVERSED AFTER FINDING OF DUE PROCESS VIOLATION.

As amicus curiae, the Law Offices of Charles Kurmay on behalf of Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (CCDLA) helped bring an appeal of the Superior Court’s decision (Judge Blue) to suspend Attorney John Williams from the practice of law for a period of twenty (20) days. Attorney Williams, who is one of the most experienced

TIPS FOR SENIORS TO AVOID COMMON ELDER FRAUD SCAMS

Despite state legislative efforts, elder fraud and financial exploitation continue to be a common crime and form of elder abuse in Connecticut, New York, and all over the country. One recent U.S. Justice Department report notes that about 60% of elders will become a target of elder abuse by an attempted fraud; and about 15%

STOPPING ELDER FINANCIAL ABUSE

Elder financial abuse can take many different forms. It may involve taking money or property, wrongly procuring power of attorney over one’s affairs, or wrongly influencing another to change their will or estate plan. In all cases, elder financial abuse involves one using deceit, coercion, or some kind of scam for personal financial gain. Recognizing

CAREGIVER FATIGUE CAN LEAD TO ELDER ABUSE, FAMILY DISPUTES, PROBATE LITIGATION, OR OTHER ELDER LAW ISSUES

If you’re experiencing physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion following long periods of stress from caring for loved one, you may be suffering from caregiver fatigue or burnout. Caregiver fatigue is sometimes also called “vicarious traumatization.” You may not notice that you’re emotionally fatiguing as a caregiver, as it happens gradually over time. One frequent sign

THE LATEST ON PRINCE’S ESTATE, AND WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE A WILL AND ESTATE PLAN IN NEW YORK AND CONNECTICUT

The world is still mourning the loss of an incredible and beloved musician and performer who, like many before him, left us well before his time. With the death of a celebrity questions surrounding their estate and beneficiaries inevitably follow. Many are asking those questions as Prince’s estate is reportedly worth close to $300 million