Planning for the future and considering financial matters can be a challenging and emotional experience. However, it is crucial to wisely manage your assets while aging and provide for the family members who will survive you. Your elder law attorney knows how to create an estate plan strategy that addresses these
Taking a look at your life and health care planning at the start of each new year is more critical than ever. As Americans continue to respond to COVID-19's many iterations, we identify what is most important in our lives to preserve our health and financial future. For many, the mere
The first new year's resolution you need to keep is to visit your friendly elder-law attorney, who can guide you through the estate planning process. Sadly, the pandemic is not over yet. It's important to prepare your papers in advance in case you become ill and cannot speak for yourself.
The 2021 Fall flu season may see even more resurgent cases of COVID-19 on the heels of the summer Delta and Mu variants. Nursing home implementations of CMS protocols for resident visitation are becoming broader as lessons of isolation due to physical separation from loved ones and family has taken
Elder law and estate planning are similar in concern, but they have significant differences. The Concerns are Similar No matter what age we’re in, life can deliver some hard knocks. Hope for the best, but plan for the worst. We can get into accidents, especially when we’re young and under the impression
As retired Americans grow older, their dependency on the family to handle financial and health matters increase. They often believe that their family members will be able to take care of any issues that arise. While consulting with loved ones about plans and wishes can be beneficial, relying solely on
As the baby boomer generation ages and the influx of international migration continues, the senior citizen population of the United States is increasing rapidly. Although the US average life expectancy has seen a slight three-year decline, many Americans, men and women, live well into their 80s, 90s, and beyond. An
Continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) are gaining in popularity across the United States. Sometimes referred to as life plan communities, the goal is to provide a long-term care option for older residents. These residents prefer to live in the same community, though in different phase locations, during their aging process.
You should check your estate planning documents every so often, to make sure they’re still good, especially with big life changes like births, marriages, divorces, and moving to another state. Children grow up, marriages dissolve, property gets sold, residences change. That’s why we recommend that you consult us for an
Mistakes can be made when it comes to inheritances and Medicaid. Those mistakes can be costly. When a person is drawing Medicaid benefits and inherits money or property, that inheritance jeopardizes the benefits. The inheritance must be handled carefully to minimize expensive penalties. What “careful” means, though, can be misunderstood