What is Elder Law?

Elder law is a fairly new and growing area of the law and focuses on the legal issues that come with aging. Some of the most common legal questions that arise are in regard to Medicaid nursing home planning, guardianships, and conservatorships. Medicaid Nursing Home Planning One of the most difficult decisions many families face is whether to put a loved one in a nursing home. Family members try to […]

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The Top Ten Estate Planning Mistakes to Avoid

We have all heard the probate horror stories. A Will took five years to be probated, generating hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorneys’ fees. All of the assets from someone else’s estate were stolen by the personal representative (executor), leaving the family with nothing. The probate judge was unfair. Such stories instill fear about probate administration, which can lead to estate planning decisions with unintended consequences. The following is a listof the top ten […]

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Effectively Handling Unique Elder Law Issues

In the past, articles have been written on the importance of having an estate plan in place. Going a little deeper, this article concentrates on how to correctly and appropriately handle those unique elder law situations that may arise. Elder law is different than traditional estate planning in the sense that elder law does not focus on death and taxes. It focuses, rather, on those times when family members need […]

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