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Asset Protection and Medicaid Planning

Asset Protection and Medicaid Planning

Elderly people often require assistance while doing their activities of daily living (ADL).  While some individuals receive long-term care at their residence, others get the assistance  they require in a nursing home or facility specializing in assisted living. This...

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What is a Life Care Plan?

What is a Life Care Plan?

What is a Life Care Plan?  A life care plan is a form that summarizes a person's health and treatment plan. It identifies the health condition, providers, medications and emergency contacts, and options for care.  Normally, the plan is completed in consultation with a...

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Are You Qualified For Veterans Aid And Attendance?

Are You Qualified For Veterans Aid And Attendance?

VA Pension Benefits To Help Pay For Long-Term Care Every household faces financial difficulties when it comes to nursing home care. If you are  not aware yet, both men and women who have served their country could be eligible for  special VA subsidies to help mitigate...

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Estate Planning-5 Basic Estate Planning Steps

Estate Planning-5 Basic Estate Planning Steps

Estate planning is the process of organizing and planning the dispersal of your property and money when you are deceased. This allows you to gift your assets to family and others under legal guidance. Taking stock of what you own is the first step in basic estate...

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Gifting Real Property Poses Problems

Gifting Real Property Poses Problems

Sometimes our clients want us to prepare gifting real property (usually their home) .to their children. They may believe that they could wait out the five-year ineligibility period for gifting and obtain Medicaid. We always try to caution that such actions can cause a...

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Marathon Thoughts

Marathon Thoughts

My marathoning started in 2013 with a “one and done” running of the Boston marathon.  I thought for my 50 year-old midlife crisis I would run one marathon and then stick to 5ks and half marathons.  You might recall that 2013 was the year of the marathon bombing.  I...

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Avoiding Scams

Avoiding Scams

Recently Valentine’s Day came around bringing with it new issues involving avoiding scams.  Scammers never give up and never tire of trying new ways to reach personal and financial information.  One reason they never give up is because their tricks work on many...

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Failing to Make an Estate Plan

Failing to Make an Estate Plan

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail”-Ben Franklin This quote from Ben Franklin applies to the estate planning world.  In our practice we continually see clients who have never made an estate plan.  These are smart, successful people retired from impressive...

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What about a DIY Estate Plan?

What about a DIY Estate Plan?

Sometimes clients tell me they will not need to sign a Will.  They believe they have taken care of asset transfers after death by adding their children to their bank accounts.  They may even have added a child’s name to the title of their homestead by signing a...

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