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When is Medicaid crisis planning appropriate?

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program available to individuals who meet certain asset requirements that help them pay for long-term care (LTC) costs. Sudden necessity for long-term medical care often creates devastating financial impacts on unprepared Americans, especially…

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Why You Need an Elder Law Attorney

Whether you seek legal counsel for yourself or a loved one, elder law attorneys have a wide range of expertise and services that you will require at some life stage, be that in your 40s, 50s, or beyond. Actions you…

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Becoming a Legal Guardian of Your Aging Parent

Guardianship of an aging parent means acceptance of significant legal responsibility to act and advocate for their care. The duties include a parent's daily care, medical care, and possibly financial decisions made on their behalf. Many guardians are family members…

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What Happens if You Die Without a Will?

Dying without a will is also called dying intestate. Wills are subject to state law, and as such, intestacy processes vary by state in determining whether a person's assets go to their spouse, children, siblings, or parents. The probate court…

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Why a Living Will is Important

A living will lays out your preferences for life-sustaining medical treatment.  It is often accompanied by a health-care proxy or power of attorney, which allows someone to make treatment decisions for you if you are incapacitated and the living will…

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Being a “Fiduciary”

You may be asked to be power of attorney for a family member or friend. Your person may be planning for when they might become unable to take care of their affairs. For example, they might become disabled or incapacitated,…

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Elder Law Attorneys Benefit Seniors and Their Families

An elder law attorney specializes as a legal advocate for aging adults and their loved ones. Elder law encompasses a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person. Issues related to guardianship, retirement, health care, including advance…

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