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Estate Planning

What Do I Need Besides a Will?

Justin, When our children were young, my wife and I set up basic wills to make sure they were taken care of if anything happened …

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Medicaid Benefits

Will Selling My Home Mess Up My Husband’s Medicaid?

Justin, About 18 months ago my husband was approved for nursing home Medicaid.  I was allowed to keep my house.  I’m considering a move to …

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Medicaid Benefits

Do You Have to Be Broke to Get Help?

Justin, We just transferred my dad from in-patient rehab to long-term care in a nursing home.  Medicare was paying for his rehab, but the first …

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Long-Term Care Planning

Where Do I Start With My Parents?

Justin, I have been trying for years to get my parents to see an attorney to set up an estate plan, but so far they …

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Veterans Benefits

What Should I Be Doing For My Mother? – Part 3

Justin, My mother just turned 75.  She’s healthy for her age, but I’m starting to see things that concern me.  I want to help her, …

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Estate Planning

What Should I Be Doing For My Mother? – Part 2

Justin, My mother just turned 75.  She’s healthy for her age, but I’m starting to see things that concern me.  I want to help her, …

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Long-Term Care Planning

What Should I Be Doing For My Mother? – Part 1

Justin, My mother just turned 75.  She’s healthy for her age, but I’m starting to see things that concern me.  I want to help her, …

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Long-Term Care Planning

Is the Life Insurance Policy Safe?

Justin, I’m helping my dad file for Medicaid to help with his nursing home.  He has a life insurance policy meant to cover his funeral.  …

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Long-Term Care Planning

Do We Need a Miller Trust?

Justin, My mom isn’t far from needing to move to an assisted living facility or a nursing home.  We’ve been told she needs a Miller …

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Estate Planning

Can Dad Sign a Will in a Hospital?

Justin, My dad is in the hospital and not doing well.  We’ve been advised that we should make sure he has his affairs in order. …

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