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THE ABLE ACT WILL HELP TO INCREASE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR DISABLED INDIVIDUALS

In December 2014, the federal government enacted a new law called “The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act” (“ABLE”).  The general premise of ABLE is to permit certain disabled individuals to set up a special bank account that would be di… Read More
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NEW LAWS AND TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP PREVENT FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION OF SENIORS

Life Care Planning Lawyers – CT While there is currently no national tracking of instances of financial exploitation of elders, a recent study conducted by the National Institute of Justice found that about 60 percent of the study’s adults ov… Read More
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Changes to Connecticut Probate Fees

Prior to the start of the State of Connecticut’s current fiscal year that began on July 1, the State’s General Assembly made some important changes to how the state’s Probate Courts are funded.  The new budget reduces state funding for the Pro… Read More
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Court Approves Use of Short-Term Annuities for Medicaid Planning

Immediate annuities are among the tools elder law attorneys use to help married nursing home residents qualify for Medicaid coverage while protecting the standard of living of the healthy spouse and to help preserve assets for the families of unmarri… Read More
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Using Annuities for Long-Term Care Planning

Insurance agents and financial institutions often advertise annuities as the perfect way to generate retirement income. While annuities can be a valuable retirement tool, if you are buying an annuity as part of a Medicaid planning strategy, you need… Read More
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Top Twenty Problems with Skilled Nursing Facilities (Part One of Four)

When faced with long-term nursing home placement, countless individuals and their loved ones lament having to consider them in the first place. However, in many cases, the 24-hour supervision and specialized services provided in these facilities are… Read More
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Understanding Depression in Older Adults

The experience of growing older is different for us all. Our health, history, and support systems can all have significant impacts on the aging process. As we age, there is an increased likelihood that we will endure the death of a loved one and need… Read More
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Divorce with Dementia

Can an individual suffering from dementia legally divorce his or her spouse?  Or to put it another way, can someone with dementia possess the legal right to divorce and initiate a lawsuit yet at the same time to lack the capacity to manage property… Read More
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Challenges in LGBT Aging

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community is garnering a lot of national attention in recent months following the United States Supreme Court decision to recognize same-sex marriage. Advocacy groups have been working for years to r… Read More
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Impact of Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage: Part 2 of 2

Last time we gave a brief description of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges that recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right.  Same sex marriage is now a right nationwide.  Now that same-sex couples have the op… Read More
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