Can Medicaid Take Your House if it’s in a Trust?

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As we’re out in the community, participating in business expos, hosting informational luncheons and availing ourselves as a resource, a common question is “can Medicaid take your house?” And it’s a great question because your most valuable property may be Read More …

2024 Goal: Get Your Estate Plan Done

Get Your Estate Plan Done

Visiting your local estate planning attorney to get your estate plan done is one New Year’s resolution that you should definitely keep. None of us knows whether or when we may find ourselves seriously injured or sick. But if it Read More …

How Do I Talk to My Aging Parents About Estate Planning?

Talk to My Aging Parents About Estate Planning

With multiple generations getting together for holiday meals, gift exchanges, New Years parties and quality time, these annual gatherings present an opportunity to broach sensitive but important topics with your aging loved ones. By communicating with them and knowing their Read More …

Protecting Spouses Of Medicaid Applicants: 2024 Guidelines

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Each fall, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) renews the federal guidelines that seek to protect individuals whose spouses are applying for or receiving Medicaid long-term care benefits. These protections, known as the Spousal Impoverishment Standards, help to support Read More …

Avoid Aggressive Medicaid Estate Recovery

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The federal government requires states to have Medicaid estate recovery programs to recoup costs of providing medical care for poor residents, but leaves the particulars up to states. The Dayton Daily News has reported that Ohio is among the most Read More …

What Does Incapacitated Mean in Elder Law & Estate Planning?

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when working with an attorney to prepare for your future and address the challenges associated with aging, you will likely come across the term “incapacitated.” Incapacitated Definition Someone who is incapacitated cannot make personal decisions or understand legal documents. An Read More …

Why Consider Hiring An Elder Law Attorney?

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Elder law attorneys may specialize in estate planning, incapacity planning, and end-of-life care for seniors. They also help older adults remain in their homes as they age and protect them from abuse. These practitioners are essential because they work to Read More …

Medicare Premiums (Part B), Deductibles Going Back Up in 2024

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In 2023, seniors were happy to see their Medicare Part B standard monthly premiums and annual deductibles go down for the first time in more than a decade. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for 2024, when these charges will be Read More …

Building an Estate Plan for Adult Children with Disabilities

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Parents of adult children with disabilities know that their child’s disability needs may change over the course of their lifetime. Planning for the future well-being of an adult child with disabilities is, therefore, a responsive, ongoing process. The life expectancy of Read More …