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

Medicaid Benefits

Are There Options for Help Staying Home?

Justin, I want to do everything possible to keep my mother at home for as long as it is safe.  However, we are reaching a …

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Medicaid Benefits

Do We Have To Be Broke To Get Help?

Justin, My mother is in a nursing home, and my father is living with me in my home. We recently spoke with the nursing home’s …

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Long-Term Care Planning

What Should We Do Now For Long-Term Care?

Justin, Heading into 2021, I haven’t been able spend as much time with my parents as I would have liked this last year, and I’m …

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Long-Term Care Planning

What To Do About COVID Restrictions?

Justin, My mom is currently in the hospital, and I’m ashamed to say we never got around to having her sign power of attorney documents.  …

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Medicaid Benefits

When Should We Get Qualified for Medicaid Coverage?

Justin, My mother has been living in a nursing home for almost two years. The only asset she has left is around $40,000 in a …

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Estate Planning

Can We Do an Estate Plan From Home?

Justin, with everything going on in the world these days, my wife and I are ready to get our estate plan in order.  We especially …

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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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