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December 7, 2016

Frank Johns is a founding member of the Trump Policy Analysis Group (TPAG).  Its purpose is to objectively review and analyze legislative, regulatory, and other initiatives that directly impact older Americans and Americans with special needs.

            Members of TPA...

May 21, 2015

The most important part of estate planning is naming who will receive what assets from your estate. A beneficiary of your estate is the person you name. You may name more than one beneficiary in your will, or in your trust.

 

What happens if a beneficiary does not surviv...

April 2, 2015

If the Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S.) is calling you without context and asking for your private information, hang up. The I.R.S. never uses a phone call as the first mode of contact. As stated on their website, the I.R.S. uses the U.S. Postal Service to deliver off...

March 9, 2015

Nursing homes across the country have been affected by the federal government’s decision to adjust the curve used for their ratings, Medcaire.gov Nursing Home Compare. The change has made it more difficult for nursing homes to be awarded ratings of four or five stars....

February 12, 2015

Estate planning allows you to just about guarantee your wishes will be followed. There are two major components to estate planning: preparing for incapacity and preparing for death.

 

To prepare for incapacity, you must decide who will make decisions for you if you...

January 26, 2015

Your loved one has passed.

Suddenly, there are so many things to do that you don’t have time to grieve the loss. Near the top of the list is the prospect of handling any debts accumulated by your spouse that were only in your spouse’s name. In order to begin dealing w...

October 17, 2014

By Abe Johns

 

Do you have a right to vote? Most citizens do. But for some, their ability to vote may be in jeopardy.

 

As news of the midterm elections reach a fever pitch nationally, our home state of North Carolina has taken center stage as one of the key races to watch...

July 18, 2014

By A. Frank Johns

 

There is a price for not talking.

 

Family conversations concerning long-term care and end-of-life issues are some of the most difficult. That is why they are so often avoided. Their difficulty makes them so anxiety driven and emotionally draining that...

June 26, 2014

 

By Abe Johns

 

North Carolina and 40 other states will fail to meet compliance with the new accountability framework for students with disabilities announced by U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, on Tuesday. 

 

Compliance will consider not only the amount of suppor...

June 4, 2014

 

Below is the introduction to Chapter 2: A Modern History of Guardianship Law, by attorney A. Frank Johns, from the new book Comparative Perspectives on Adult Guardianship, edited by A. Kimberley Dayton, and published by Carolina Academic Press. To purchase the book, v...

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