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How can an Elder Law Attorney assist in Medicaid Planning?
We work our entire life to experience life and at the same time save for our retirement and beyond. What happens when we realize we may outlive those assets?  It is time to plan for housing and care in the context of Medicaid Law.  I work alongside a Life Care Planning agency to plan for best care and lifestyle and help you understand how to use your assets wisely and how to apply for available benefits without becoming impoverished. Who...

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2018 Medicare Reference Guide
Medicare is a government-run health insurance system for Americans over 65 years old or disabled. The system is funded through employee and employer payroll contributions and provides coverage for portions of certain health care costs, depending on level of coverage selected.  While Medicare Part B premiums are unchanged from 2017, and Part D premiums have been lowered from 2017, changes under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 has meaningfully lowered the income brackets determining Medicare Part B and Part...

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2018 Long-Term Care Reference Guide
  Long-term care (LTC) planning is a significant concern for many people across a broad range of demographics. The personal nature of health care, the inability to predict how much care will be needed in the future or how the care will be delivered, and longer life expectancies can make for a challenging and sometimes uncomfortable planning topic. Furthermore, costs for custodial care are not covered by Medicare or traditional health care insurance. As such, early planning and an effort to coordinate the issue with other important financial...

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Potential Advantages and Disadvantages of Guardianship Proceedings
Potential Advantages and Disadvantages of Guardianship Proceedings
Guardianship is essential for adults who are unable to make decisions on their own behalf and do not have Powers of Attorney to avoid guardianship, and for some minors. Individuals under guardianship are called “wards”. The court will name a guardian for making decisions on the behalf of a ward and/or managing the finances of the ward. For children, a guardian is generally, but not always, a parent. For adults, a guardian might be a parent, spouse, child, friend...

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Irrevocable Trust in Medicaid Planning
The Importance of Using an Irrevocable Trust in Medicaid Planning
People often wonder about the importance of utilizing an Irrevocable Trust in Medicaid Planning. Undoubtedly, the gifting of assets can be done outright. So, why confuse things with a trust? The answer is that the gift transaction costs are only a portion of what needs to be considered. Many significant advantages that can result from gifting in trust are forfeited by the outright gifting. These advantages show the importance in utilizing Irrevocable Trusts in Medicaid and asset protection planning. The...

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Consult An Attorney If You Want to Modify Your Will
Consult An Attorney If You Want to Modify Your Will
An attorney can help you to make a legally binding Will so you have control over who receives your assets when you pass away. Life happens and in some situations, you may wish to change beneficiaries, distribution amounts, or more. You are able to create as many Wills as you choose, but only the most recent Will prior to your death is valid.  One must make sure they have identified the person whom you want to control the distribution...

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The Importance of an Attorney to Protect Your Assets
Asset protection is a strategy to keep your property safe from being taken by someone who it was not intended for to receive the assets. In order to successfully protect your assets, asset protection planning is essential even before a lawsuit initiates. A comprehensive asset protection plan integrates the goals of protecting both your short-term and long-term financial goals plus your estate planning goals. Actually, asset protection plans are a helpful forerunner for making a comprehensive estate plan. With my...

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Talk With An Attorney To Know About Nursing Home Abuse
Talk With An Attorney To Know About Nursing Home Abuse
Elder abuse has now become a major problem and a substantial number of elderly individuals become victim to abuse every year. Many cases of abuse go unreported and it becomes difficult to know exactly how widespread the issue of elder abuse is today. Searching for the right nursing home doesn’t guarantee that the abuse and neglect will never happen. Still, if you do proper research in advance of the time when you require care, you must look for the one...

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