Elder Law & Special Needs

What to do With the House When Entering the Nursing Home

Leaving the home that you own and going to a nursing home can seem like a challenge that leaves you with many questions. What happens to the home? Does it get sold? Can my children acquire it? If it does get sold, who gets the proceeds from the sale? How does this affect taxes and insurance? Will this affect my Medicaid? With all of these questions, it is best to consult an elder law attorney . Read more…

Understanding Your Medicare Options

Medicare makes a huge difference in the lives of countless elder adults, and many seniors feel like celebrating when they finally become eligible to join the ranks of government health care. However, there is much more to enrolling than simply reaching the age of 65. Read more…

Understanding the Rising Costs of Long-Term Care

The uncertainty of the future can be a scary thing. As you get older, your body and your finances change, affecting every facet of your life and creating the need to make sure that you have a plan in place, should anything unforeseen occur. Read more…

Planning for Incapacity Is Essential

Estate planning is not just about writing wills and trusts – do not make the mistake of overlooking incapacity planning, which addresses what happens if you are unable to make medical decisions or handle your finances because of a medical condition. Read more…

Conservatorships vs. Powers of Attorney: Which Is Right for You?

You may need to manage the affairs of a loved one who no longer is able to make decisions. A power of attorney is a low-cost, straightforward way to do this, but your situation may require a conservatorship instead. Read more…

Estate Planning for Baby Boomers

As Depression-era parents pass away, you might start thinking about your own estate planning needs and desires. Regardless of your financial situation, estate plans can help smooth the transition for your family – and not having one can be a mistake. Read more…

Using a Living Will and Health Care Proxy to Determine Medical Care

While you are still able to, it’s important to make decisions on who will decide your medical and financial care should the unexpected arise and you are no longer able to do so yourself. Read more…

Will Your Heirs Mishandle Their Inheritance?

If you’re worried your heirs will mishandle their inheritance, setting up a trust could be a valuable tool. A trust can help ensure your assets benefit the people you love long after you pass on. Read more…

What Are Your Top Retirement Concerns?

Retirement can be a relaxing stage in life, but for some it comes with a whole new set of anxieties. Many seniors have concerns other than simply whether or not they will leave behind an inheritance. Read more…

The Importance of Long-Term Care Planning

According to experts, 63 percent of Americans age 65 and older will require long-term care at some point. It is crucial to plan for your health needs as you age, and unexpected complications can derail even a well thought out retirement plan. Read more…