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CAN YOU BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PARENT’S NURSING HOME BILL?

Have you ever heard of state “filial responsibility” laws?  Although rarely enforced, 29 different states have laws that require children to provide financial support to their indigent parents under certain circumstances.  In the context of lo… Read More
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Can you keep your estate plan totally private and should you want to?

Many families are hesitant to discuss financial affairs together.  Parents do not necessarily want their children to know how much or exactly what they have.  Some do not want their loved ones to know exactly how they plan to dispose of their asset… Read More
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Pay Attention to Your Estate Plan: Chris Rock’s Expired Prenuptial Agreement

While most marriages are entered into with a great deal of bliss and optimism, nonetheless many of those marriages end in divorce.  From an estate planning perspective, it always prudent for a marrying couple to enter into a prenuptial agreement tha… Read More
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Time for a Spring Clean

Springtime often creates a drive to clean out your home, your desk, your car and just about everything that physically and emotionally constitutes ‘clutter’ in life. In some cases, projects can be completed more effectively when help is enlisted.… Read More
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Long Term Care Attorneys and Insurance

When discussing estate planning with our clients, we always explain the need to prepare for the possibility of requiring long-term care, and the daunting costs of such care.  As Americans are living longer, more and more of us are spending a signif… Read More
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Home Safety Checkups

Adult children with elderly parents often report to our firm that their concerns about their parents significantly increased following an accident at home. After a trip to the emergency room and sometimes also a short-term rehabilitation center, chil… Read More
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Your Right to Refills If Medicare Drops Coverage of Your Drugs

Medicare prescription drug plans can change which drugs they cover, leaving you without coverage for a drug you need. Or you may switch plans into a plan that doesn’t cover your medication. In these circumstances, Medicare drug plans are requir… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER DO BUSINESS “ON A HANDSHAKE”

Many of our small business owner clients enjoy having their children or other family members work with them in the business, and their “exit plan” relies heavily on transferring responsibility for running the business to those family members.  F… Read More
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How Likely Are You to Need Long-Term Care?

Planning for retirement and deciding whether to buy long-term care insurance would be a lot easier if you knew your odds of needing long-term care, as well as at what age and for how long. Unfortunately, there’s no definite answer. On the other… Read More
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Categories: Elder Law

Care Agreement to be in Writing

Quite often when counseling clients we must stress the importance of documenting things in writing.  One of the planning contexts where that is crucial is in the area of Medicaid eligibility.  Specifically, while it usually fairly straightforward t… Read More
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