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Court Bonds 06.27.2019

New Mexico Guardianship Reforms Provide New Protections

New Mexico has enacted new guardianship and conservatorship law reforms requiring certification and training for guardians and conservators while setting up a standard grievance process for complaints regarding treatment of conservatees and wards under court…
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New Mexico Guardianship Reforms Provide New Protections
Court Bonds 06.26.2019

Conservators Versus Guardians in New Jersey

Conservatorship and Guardianship are different in the State of New Jersey but have one chief characteristic in common: they are used to get people the care that they need. The chief difference between a guardianship…
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Conservators Versus Guardians in New Jersey
Court Bonds 06.26.2019

How to Appeal to the Appellate Division in New York

Sometimes a case ruled on by the New York Supreme Court does not turn out the way you wanted. You have your right to appeal to the New York Appellate Division of the Supreme Court…
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How to Appeal to the Appellate Division in New York
Court Bonds 06.26.2019

Calendaring of New York Appeals

How does a case get on the calendar of an Appellate Division Court in New York State? The Court is in session for nine terms per year, with the June term reserved for appeals among…
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Calendaring of New York Appeals
Court Bonds 06.26.2019

New VA Fiduciary Regulations Implemented

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has updated its regulations regarding oversight of VA beneficiaries and appointment and oversight of VA fiduciaries for said beneficiaries. The new regulations have made fiduciary rules consistent…
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New VA Fiduciary Regulations Implemented
Court Bonds 06.25.2019

The Difference Between Guardianship and Custody

Guardianship and custody can both involve the act of taking some amount of care for a child, but there are key differences between the two. Custody is something you can only have of a minor child. Guardianship,…
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The Difference Between Guardianship and Custody
Court Bonds 06.25.2019

VA Benefit Fund Protection

According to 38 CFR § 13.230, within 60 days of the appointment as a Veterans Affairs fiduciary, the fiduciary must purchase a surety bond conditioned upon faithfully performing the fiduciary’s duties according to Section 13.140…
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VA Benefit Fund Protection
Court Bonds 06.25.2019

Tips For Gaining Conservatorship

Attaining a conservatorship for a loved one can be a tough but necessary endeavor, with healthcare facilities playing an important role in determining who is able to have a conservatorship in place. Attending physicians often…
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Tips For Gaining Conservatorship
Court Bonds 06.25.2019

“Blockbuster” Judgments Often Overturned on Appeal

Many states have opted to adopt caps on the maximum amount of an appeal or supersedeas bond, often due to the notion of justice and allowing more people the chance to appeal. This is especially…
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“Blockbuster” Judgments Often Overturned on Appeal