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When a person becomes incapacitated and is no longer competent, and they have not previously prepared an advanced directive such as a Power of Attorney for Health Care or a Declaration for Mental Health Treatment, a family member or friend would be required to obtain a court order appointing them as a guardian of the person in order to direct their medical care. (Unless the Health Care Surrogate Act applies which is briefly referred to below) | O’Flaherty Law – Learn About Law Legal Articles, Videos & Podcasts with O’Flaherty Law
Continue Reading CAN I REFUSE MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT? | O'Flaherty Law

The terms operating while intoxicated (“OWI”) and driving while intoxicated (“DUI”) are often used interchangeably. To be charged with an OWI, a vehicle does not necessarily need to be in motion, whereas a DUI implies the person needs to be driving the vehicle | O’Flaherty Law – Learn About Law Legal Articles, Videos & Podcasts with O’Flaherty Law
Continue Reading Understanding OWI/DUI Laws in Wisconsin | O'Flaherty Law

If there is an overpayment in the taxes, the taxpayer can seek a refund by contacting their county treasurer to discuss the overpayment. If the treasurer and the taxpayer can agree on the overpayment, this would be the quickest way to achieve an amicable refund. | O’Flaherty Law – Learn About Law Legal Articles, Videos & Podcasts with O’Flaherty Law
Continue Reading I overpaid my property taxes in Illinois. How can I get a refund of overpaid property taxes? | O'Flaherty Law

The Illinois act prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions. This includes a refusal to rent or sell and discriminatory practices in listing different prices for rentals or purchase points of a real estate transaction based on someone’s protected class. | O’Flaherty Law – Learn About Law Legal Articles, Videos & Podcasts with O’Flaherty Law
Continue Reading The Illinois Fair Housing Act Explained | O'Flaherty Law

A durable power of attorney for health care is a document created by an adult person (called a principal), authorizing another individual (called the “attorney in fact”) to make healthcare decisions for the principal. | O’Flaherty Law – Learn About Law Legal Articles, Videos & Podcasts with O’Flaherty Law
Continue Reading Designating a durable power of attorney for health care in Iowa | O'Flaherty Law

Wisconsin estate planning laws are on par with the rest of the nation, neither more nor less complex, but they can be confusing if you do not know the area of law. A consultation with a Wisconsin trust and estate planning attorney is always a good idea | O’Flaherty Law – Learn About Law Legal Articles, Videos & Podcasts with O’Flaherty Law
Continue Reading X Things To Consider in Estate Planning | O'Flaherty Law

In Indiana, you can be eligible for an order of protection against a family or household member who commits acts of domestic violence or family violence against you or a child. You can also get an order against anyone who committed harassment, stalking, or a sex offense against you, regardless of the relationship. | O’Flaherty Law – Learn About Law Legal Articles, Videos & Podcasts with O’Flaherty Law
Continue Reading How to File a Restraining Order in Indiana | O'Flaherty Law

Whether or not you are party to a divorce proceeding, if two parents are involved in a court case over the custody of the children, you may be required to attend mediation. During mediation, a neutral third party will attempt to find common ground over issues around parenting time and responsibilities over the minor children. | O’Flaherty Law – Learn About Law Legal Articles, Videos & Podcasts with O’Flaherty Law
Continue Reading Preparing For Child Custody Mediation – What You Need To Know | O'Flaherty Law

To change a child’s name in Illinois, certain people need to be notified, including the child’s father, unless the father’s rights have been terminated or his rights were never established | O’Flaherty Law – Learn About Law Legal Articles, Videos & Podcasts with O’Flaherty Law
Continue Reading Can I change my child's last name without father's consent? | O'Flaherty Law