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Estate Planning | Elder Law | Special Needs Planning

Blog Posts in 2015

  • DO YOU HAVE TO IMPOVERISH YOURSELF TO QUALIFY FOR MEDICAID?

    When you hear that many elders rely on Medicaid to pay for long-term care , you may become alarmed. Most people are aware of the fact that Medicaid is only available to people who are financially needy. If a high percentage of seniors are on Medicaid late in their lives, they must be impoverished, right? Unfortunately, there are people who wind up spending all of their resources paying for ...
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  • WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK MY ESTATE PLANNING ATTORNEY?

    Estate planning is something that people often put on the back burner, and there are many reasons for this procrastination. One of them is the simple fact that it can be hard to know where to begin. There are various different estate planning documents that can be used, and the matter can be confusing. To demystify things, you could sit down and discuss your estate planning objectives with a ...
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  • ELDER LAW FAQS: HOW COMMON IS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE?

    As you are going through life as a healthy adult, you may not concern yourself with possible physical limitations. After all, you eat well, you exercise, and you are approaching your retirement years in good health. This may be a logical perspective, but you may want to look at a broader picture. Long-term care is one of the most pressing matters within the elder law community because most people ...
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  • CAN MY LIVING TRUST PROTECT A SPENDTHRIFT HEIR?

    Living trusts are very versatile, and they provide a number of different benefits. We will look at a few of them in this blog post, with an emphasis on spendthrift protections. Measured Distributions You may have someone in your family who is not particularly good with money. Perhaps this individual has come to you over the years for assistance, and you are concerned about what will happen after ...
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  • ATTEND AN UPCOMING ESTATE PLANNING WORKSHOP

    People often procrastinate when it comes to estate planning. Just about all responsible people know that they should have a plan in place, but it can be complicated, and many individuals simply put the matter on the back burner. To some extent this is understandable, but at the same time, you should educate yourself and take action to protect your loved ones. This can be easier said than done, and ...
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  • ESTATE PLANNING: WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

    There are people who do not take estate planning very seriously, because they simply do not understand all of the facts. They assume that they can quickly create a last will when they are senior citizens, and they think that is the long and short of it. In reality, there are a great many things to take into consideration if you want to be prepared for the eventualities of aging as you ...
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