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Protecting Loved Ones in Nursing Homes

Protecting Loved Ones in Nursing Homes

To protect your loved ones residing in nursing homes it is crucial that you advocate for them. Residents in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are disproportionately affected by the flu, pneumonia, COVID 19, and other contagious diseases. According…

Comparing Estate Planning and Elder Law

Comparing Estate Planning and Elder Law

When the time comes to plan for your future both medically and financially you may begin to wonder what estate planning and elder law are and how they compare to one another. Estate planning and elder law have some similarities…

Government Programs Provide Senior Benefits

Government Programs Provide Senior Benefits

Many US seniors today are struggling with financial insecurity due to the inflationary pressures they are being faced with. Aside from cutting back on unnecessary expenses, many retirees or near-retirement individuals should look to existing government programs to possibly qualify…

Guardianship of an Elderly Parent

Guardianship of an Elderly Parent

It is common that as our parents age they will lose their ability to make informed decisions regarding their lives. This growing inability may occur due to Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, mental illness, stroke, brain injury, or other…

Probate: An Overview

Probate: An Overview

If you are looking to minimize or avoid probate altogether an estate planning attorney can help. Probate proceedings are part of the public record and can be very time-consuming and expensive. However, in nearly every case, some probate is necessary,…

The Trustee’s Role in Trusts

The Trustee’s Role in Trusts

When it comes to estate planning, no matter where you are in the process or whether you're just starting to consider your options, you probably have questions about how your assets should be distributed. A trust can be a great tool…

Who is an Executor?

Who is an Executor?

When someone names you executor or personal representative of their estate, they believe you will be trustworthy to handle their assets and affairs after their death.  Even though the decedent nominated you to be their executor, you will still need…

Fixed Income Tips

Fixed Income Tips

You may face additional costs to meet your special needs if you live on a fixed income despite being constrained by your medical condition. And your expenses are always higher than most, from food to medical care and other costs due…

Life Care Planning Equals Estate Planning plus Elder Law

Life Care Planning Equals Estate Planning plus Elder Law

Elder law and estate planning are often used interchangeably, but there are significant differences between them.  While some overlap exists between the two, learning and implementing strategies from both law practice types is crucial to prepare for successful aging and…

Nursing Home Eligibility Under Medicaid

Nursing Home Eligibility Under Medicaid

Those who believe Medicaid planning only involves meeting strict income and asset limits may be surprised. You will also need to prove you need the level of care typically found in nursing homes.  These health eligibility rules are valid if…

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