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Legal Competency: When Is It Too Late to Create a Will, Trust or POA?
In elder law, I am frequently advising adult children who suddenly find themselves in a place where they need to help an aging parent. When parents end up falling behind on medical bills, or their decision making isn’t what it once was, as it pertains to their medical care, the topic of transitioning control over their personal affairs can be challenging. Unfortunately, signing a power of attorney (POA) over to their children can be seen as a loss of...

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What happens to your Assets if you die without a will
What happens to your Assets if you die without a will?
You work hard your whole life saving and investing to have a great retirement.  If you were not able to spend all your money before your death, you want to make sure those hard-earned assets are passed to intended family members and/or friends.  Without a Will, your assets could be left to your State of domicile. When a person dies without a Will it is called intestate. Your property will pass through the probate process and the courts will decide...

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Situations in Which Your Assets Might Be At Risk
Situations in Which Your Assets Might Be At Risk
Not all are conscious of the need to have an estate plan in place. The Estate Plan can include a Will or a trust but goes beyond in making sure your assets are managed if you are disabled. It can decrease the taxes, fees, or court costs your heirs may incur after your death. Failure to plan for the management and dispersement of your estate during disability and after death can be very expensive and cumbersome and this is...

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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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