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Title:
The retirement nightmare : how to save yourself from your heirs and protectors : involuntary conservatorships and guardianships
Author:
Armstrong, Diane G.
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Publication Information:
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2000.
Physical Description:
405 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781573927963
Format :
Book

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Diane G. Armstrong, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who works as a writer and consultant


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
1. The Graying of Americap. 15
2. Frequently Asked Questions about Conservatorships and Guardianshipsp. 27
3. Historical Roots of American Conservatorship/Guardianship Lawp. 57
4. Individual Court Struggles for Freedom: Defeatsp. 77
5. Individual Court Struggles for Freedom: Victoriesp. 117
6. Who Is Guarding the Guardians?p. 153
7. Alternatives to "Protective Proceedings"p. 167
8. How Should Our Laws Be Changed?p. 179
9. Saving Yourself from Your Heirs and Protectorsp. 207
Appendices
Appendix A. State Codes and Statutesp. 237
Appendix B. Costs Involved in Fighting Unwanted Protective Proceedings: One Examplep. 323
Appendix C. Resources for the Elderlyp. 325
Major National Organizationsp. 325
National Legal Organizationsp. 335
Congressional Committees, Issues of Agingp. 337
State Offices of Agingp. 338
State Long-Term-Care Ombudsman Programsp. 348
Related Websitesp. 358
References for Appendix Cp. 360
Glossaryp. 363
Bibliographyp. 387
Indexp. 393

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