Developmental Disabilities Awareness: 5 Ways to Protect Special Needs Family and Friends
- posted: Jul. 18, 2022
Caring for a loved one with special mental, physical, or emotional needs can be scary and stressful. Special needs law is constantly improving to provide protective resources for the special Read More
The Brief History of the VA
- posted: Jul. 14, 2020
I love history and a years ago as I was searching through the VA website, 1 I came across thefascinating history of the VA. Who knew that while our nation Read More
What Advance Medical Directives Should I Have in Place If I’m Concerned About COVID-19?
- posted: May 12, 2020
Though it’s always been true, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven home the point that a debilitating medical condition can strike without warning. Whether you’re fighting the coronavirus or are incapacitated Read More
How Can I Create Estate Planning Documents During the Pandemic?
- posted: May 12, 2020
Even in its first few weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic caused many people to examine or reassess what is most important to them. The need to prepare in case of an Read More
Understanding How COVID-19 May Have Affected the Value of Your Estate
- posted: Apr. 17, 2020
The economic and personal upheaval triggered by the COVID-19 outbreak is likely to warrant a review of your estate plan, no matter how thorough you think it is. As Americans Read More
Dear Estate Planning Clients:
- posted: Apr. 09, 2020
We are aware of the current fear and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) especially for our older clientele, and our younger clients who fear passing the virus to older or Read More
What is in a letter of intent and Why is it Important?
- posted: Mar. 23, 2020
If you are a parent of a special needs child, minor or adult, and you want to make sure your child’s care, and day to day life continues with as Read More
Is it Time for Gift Giving?
- posted: Dec. 03, 2019
As we enter December, most of us begin thinking about giving gifts to those we love. Although retail stores have bombarded us with holiday decorations since October, once December rolls Read More
Is it Time for an Estate Planning Checkup?
- posted: Oct. 15, 2019
As the year moves into fall and 2020 looms closer, it may be a good time to consider an estate planning checkup before the year ends. A thorough review of Read More
What Does It Mean to Be an Elder Law Attorney?
- posted: Oct. 07, 2019
As we age, changes to our body, our health, our financial picture, and our family is ever-evolving. When we were young, we didn’t worry about infirmity, incapacity, or how we Read More
Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Incapacity- What’s the Difference?
- posted: Aug. 22, 2019
Getting a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s can be devastating for a family. In the past people were just labeled “old” or “forgetful”. It wasn’t discussed much as I remember Read More
Conversations You Should Consider Having with Your Adult Children
- posted: Jul. 31, 2019
As we age it’s a good idea of start thinking about tidy’s up our lives. I’m not taking about “Marie Kondoing” your home. (If you don’t know who she is, Read More
Caregiver Stress- A Caregiver Story
- posted: Jun. 11, 2019
About a year ago a very nice couple came to see me to discuss long term care planning. Both were dressed nicely and as I introduced myself, the husband told Read More
2019 Medicaid Numbers
- posted: Jan. 15, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2019 federal guidelines for how much money the spouses of institutionalized Medicaid recipients may keep, as well as related Read More
Understanding Medicare’s Hospice Benefit
- posted: Dec. 15, 2018
Medicare's hospice benefit covers any care that is reasonable and necessary for easing the course of a terminal illness. It is one of Medicare's most comprehensive benefits and can be Read More
Summary of Changes to the VA Pension Eligibility Rules
- posted: Nov. 27, 2018
On October 18, 2018, new rules regarding eligibility for VA pension were implemented by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The new rules are quite comprehensive, however, they also provide Read More