Elder Law & Special Needs

Protect Your Loved One’s Government Benefits with a Special Needs Trust

If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, you probably worry over what could happen when you’re no longer here. A special needs trust can be a useful tool to take care of your child while still ensuring eligibility for government benefits. Read more…

ABLE Accounts Can Benefit Loved Ones with Special Needs

For families with disabled loved ones who are potentially eligible for means-tested government benefits such as Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI), it can be a challenge to provide the most comfortable life possible for the family member, yet not jeopardize the person's eligibility for needed government benefits. Read more…

The Advantages of a Trust over a Will

Trusts and wills have the same essential function: passing your property to your heirs after your death. However, the differences in how the two documents operate should be carefully considered before choosing between them. Read more…

Procrastination

Everyone knows that estate planning is important, but most people never consider it urgent. Here's why you shouldn't procrastinate. Read more…

Peace of Mind Provided by Prepaid Funeral Plans Might Be Misleading

To relieve their families of the burden of planning a funeral, many people plan and pay for them in advance. Unfortunately, prepaid funeral plans are fraught with potential traps. Read more…

Give Your Family the Gift of Clarity: Make Healthcare Decisions While You’re Healthy

Estate planning isn’t just about what happens to your assets after you die. It’s also about protecting yourself and your loved ones. This includes having a plan for making critical medical decisions in the event you’re unable to make them yourself. Read more…

How Do You Tell a Loved One That Someone Else Will Be Your Children’s Guardian?

If you have minor children, your estate plan will need to include appointing a guardian to take care of them should something happen to you. Unfortunately, a family member who is not chosen might feel hurt. Read more…

Should Your Retirement Planning Include Estate Planning?

Preparing for retirement includes anticipating the level of one's future income and the lifestyle it will allow. However, retirement planning should also include estate planning. Read more…


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