Anatomical Gift and Supported Decision Making Laws

Posted on July 16, 2019 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Governor Holcomb invited Hawkins Elder Law attorney Jeff R Hawkins and other stakeholder representatives to witness the Governor’s July 8 ceremonial signing of Senate Enrolled Act 112 (SEA 112) and Senate Enrolled Act 380 (SEA 380) at the Governor’s Residence. During the ceremony, the Governor recognized key legislators and advocates that had supported the pair […]

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“FREE” POWER OF ATTORNEY

Posted on June 29, 2019 by Hawkins Elder Law.

A “free” power of attorney is very much like free firearms, free explosives, and free hazardous chemicals. Each item may be useful when someone uses it properly, but it would be irresponsible to deliver such things to people randomly. This article explains why it is dangerous for people to sign an off-the-shelf, “free” power of […]

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Indiana’s Senior Consumer Protection Act

Posted on February 3, 2018 by Hawkins Elder Law.

                        [See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] The Senior Consumer Protection Act (referred to in this article as the “Act”) added new financial exploitation protections in 2013 for Hoosiers that are 60 years of age or older (referred to in the Act […]

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Financial Advisor Certifications, Titles, and Pedigrees

Posted on August 8, 2015 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] “Professor” Herald Hill, the con-artist from the acclaimed musical The Music Man, wowed River City, Iowa, with his fancy talk and fake credentials. The magic of Broadway and Hollywood gave us a happy ending that does not often appear in the real world. When consultants, […]

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Elder Abuse & Abuse Prevention

Posted on May 29, 2015 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] We have all heard about cases of child abuse and spouse abuse, but elder abuse tends not to draw much attention. As the “Baby Boomer” generation ages, it makes sense that the number of elder abuse cases will increase. This article shares information from national […]

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