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Relevant answers to the most common questions about estate planning and elder law.

Estate Planning

What Is A Supplemental Needs Trust?

James, my son David has Down syndrome and my husband, and I are concerned about planning for his care once we are gone. What should …

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Medicaid Benefits

What Are My In-Home Care Options?

James, My husband needs help around the house every day with things like bathing and going to the bathroom. I am able to do most …

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Probate

Does A Power of Attorney Avoid Probate?

Melissa, last year Mom named me her Agent under a Power of Attorney, yet she still has not done a Trust or Will.  Is the …

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Medicaid Benefits

What Are my In-Home Care Options?

James, my husband needs help around the house every day with things like bathing and going to the bathroom. I am able to do most …

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Tax Considerations

What About Death Taxes?

Lindsey, How do I protect my family when I pass away so that all my money won’t go to pay death taxes? – Keisha Keisha, …

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Asset Protection

Can I Disinherit My Spouse?

Melissa, my wife and I have always kept our finances separate.  She has plenty of money and doesn’t need anything from me, so when I …

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Estate Planning

What Types Of Trust Are Out There?

James, I was talking with a friend at church she and her husband just made a family Trust. Is that different from a living trust? …

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Probate

How Can We Keep This Out of Probate?

Justin, my dad recently passed away, and my mom has been hit with a surprise that we don’t know how to handle.  She recently received …

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Asset Protection

What If It’s Just Us?

Lindsey, my wife and I don’t have any children? Who will receive our assets once we are gone? – Jared Jared, if you have a …

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Medicaid Benefits

Does Mom Need An Attorney To Get On Medicaid?

Melissa, my father just passed away, and my mother is going to live in a nursing home.  All Mom has is her home, a couple …

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