elder care


It’s Not Just Death and Taxes: You Need an Incapacity Plan That Works When It’s Needed

Estate planning is not only about having a plan in place to deal with what happens at your death.   You need an incapacity plan that works to deal with what happens if you become mentally incapacitated.  In this issue you will learn: ·         What happens without an incapacity plan. […]


Caregiver Contracts Should Be in Writing When Paying Relatives for Care

A growing number of people are entering into caregiver contracts with their family members.  These contracts, also called personal service or personal care agreements, have many benefits, including rewarding the family member for indispensable help.  But some fail to memorialize these caregiving arrangements in writing and instead keep them as […]


Estate Planning Tip – Check the Privacy of Your Estate Plan

With the end of the year fast approaching, now is the time to fine tune your estate plan before you get caught up in the chaos of the holiday season. One area of planning that many people overlook is ensuring that their final wishes remain private. Will Your Final Wishes […]


Helping Families Deal With the Financial and Emotional Costs of Dementia

This post will discuss a debilitating condition that many Americans eventually face as they age:  dementia.  First, we will describe what dementia is and what it isn’t.  Then we will turn our focus to its costs to the individual, the family and our nation.  As Elder Law attorneys we are specially […]


Medicaid Study Released by GAO: Methods Used to Reduce Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

On Monday of this week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released its report “Financial Characteristics of Approved Applicants and Methods Used to Reduce Assets to Qualify for Medicaid.”  This report was requested by several members of Congress, including:  Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Richard Burr (R-NC) and Reps. Darrell Issa […]


Helping Families Deal With the Financial and Emotional Costs of Dementia

As many of you know, May is National Elder Law Month.  The National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has declared this month the time for Elder Law attorneys across the nation to take time out of their busy practices to help educate the public about Elder Law and how […]