On Saturday, November 2, Lindley Law completed the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the many people affected by the disease and to celebrate the efforts to find a cure. Our firm is also proud to announce it exceeded its $5,000 fundraising goal by raising $6,252! Thank you to all who donated. With your help, we are that much closer to finding a cure.
Sandra Day O’Connor’s Dementia Diagnosis Forces Her to Retire from Public Life
Sandra Day O’Connor, former Supreme Court Justice, released a letter October 23, 2018 revealing that she was diagnosed with early stage dementia (likely Alzheimer’s Disease). O’Connor plans to remain in Phoenix, AZ surrounded by her friends and family. O’Connor was the first female Supreme Court Justice of the United States. She served from 1981 until 2006 when she retired to care for her late husband who was suffering from Alzheimer’s. Due to her diagnoses, which she stated came “some time ago,” O’Connor will be taking steps to remove herself from the public eye. O’Connor was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009 in acknowledgement of her accomplishments over the…
Guardianship and the Richest Woman in the World
On September 20th, Liliane Bettencourt, the richest woman in the world died at age 94. Scandals of several types plagued the last years of her life and the lives of those around her going as far as alleged campaign contributions in great excess of the legal limit to former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy. Aside from the political scandals, Bettencourt was involved in intense family drama to put it mildly. The heiress to the L’Oreal fortune amassed an incredible amount of wealth and at her death was worth approximately $44 billion. Her father, and known Nazi sympathizer, started the company that owns brands such as Garnier and Lancome and…
Changing Domicile: How Mental Capacity Factors In
Domicile is a relatively straight forward legal concept that combines the place where a person permanently resides with where he intends to remain. However, what happens when a person who has been adjudicated incompetent desires to permanently move. Can he possess the requisite intent to change his domicile in legal terms? The Georgia Court of Appeals recently took up this question in Estate of Milton Theophilus Pond, II. In the case, a probate court granted Milton Pond guardianship of his son, M.P., who was an adult man with autism. Since M.P.’s childhood, he lived with his mother,…