Entries by Clarence O. Taylor IV, PhD

Elder Abuse: What it Is, and How to Spot it

 Elder abuse refers to the abuse or neglect of an elderly person or vulnerable adult, usually by a caregiver.  A caregiver can be a medical or professional caregiver, or a family member or friend. It’s surprisingly common, and many elderly people who are the victims of abuse will not speak up – out of […]

Protecting Your Elderly Parents from Financial Abuse

 As people age, they become increasingly vulnerable to various kinds of fraud—due to factors including declining health, social isolation, and the onset of dementia and other cognitive issues. If you believe your parent or elderly loved one is the target of financial abuse, there are concrete steps you can take to protect them. And […]

How to Make the Holidays Great for Children of Divorce

Getting through the holidays can be a challenge for even the most “intact” family.  When you add in the stress and strain that divorced families face under the “best” of circumstances, this time of year can seem insurmountable at times.  This is particularly true if it is your first year after a divorce. Holidays can […]

What Is Parental Alienation?

Parental alienation occurs when one parent manipulates a child into hating or fearing the other. This may occur in the context of either a divorce proceeding or a modification of custody matter, and is a way for one parent to limit and/or exclude the other from the child’s life. The specific definition of parental alienation […]

How Can You Prove Elder Abuse in a Nursing Home?

Nursing homes are supposed to be safe, caring place for elderly loved ones. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case and elder abuse is a growing concern in many states, Georgia included. Proving elder abuse in a nursing home may be difficult for less-aware seniors, but there are ways to prove it for criminal and civil […]

What Does an Elder Care Attorney Do? 

The Taylor Law Group, P.C. specializes in family law during lifespan. Managing the complexities of aging relatives, like that of children, requires specific knowledge and experience. Working with an elder care attorney can help you protect your loved one by maximizing protections for peace of mind.  Elder care attorneys work in four primary areas: […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Marital Property

Managing marital property can easily become one of the most complex pieces of a divorce settlement.  This is true even with only moderate assets. For some couples, dividing marital property during a divorce is simplified due to a prenuptial agreement or state law. For others going through a divorce, division of property is a difficult […]

What Do You Need in a Living Will?

Living wills, also known as advanced directives, are documents that determine end-of-life care if an individual is unable to communicate their wishes or desires. These differ from a last will and testament that leaves property to loved ones. Establishing a living will is an important piece of estate planning and will guide family members and […]

How to Keep from “BLOWING UP” Your Case
(and Hurting Your Children)

Divorce affects more than you and your spouse. It affects parents, siblings, and most importantly, your children. Divorce is difficult for children of any age, and it can open up tricky emotions, difficult conversations, and complex behavioral challenges.  Children often manifest the stress they feel in behavioral ways; from distraction to crying, depression to inappropriate […]