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Do You Know the Right Time to Claim Social Security?

In the United States, Social Security acts as a support system for the elderly. It serves to supplement retirement income, therefore the best time to claim Social Security is when you reach retirement age. While in the workforce, you contribute…

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Do You Understand the Components of Estate Planning?

What is an Estate Plan? According to Meriam Webster, the legal definition of estate planning is "the arranging for the disposition and management of one's estate at death through the use of wills, trusts, insurance policies, and other devices." All adults…

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Why Do You Need an Elder Law Attorney?

An elder law attorney can help you plan for the future, whether you have an older adult loved one or are concerned about your own financial health and well-being. Elder law is a highly specialized area of law focusing on…

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Inheritances and Medicaid: Handle with Care

Costly mistakes are often made when it comes to inheritances and Medicaid. When a person is drawing Medicaid benefits and inherits money or property, that inheritance jeopardizes the benefits. The inheritance must be handled carefully to minimize expensive penalties. What…

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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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