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When Should You Update Your Estate Plan?

June 5, 2024 Once you’ve created an estate plan, it is important to keep it up to date. You will need to revisit your plan after certain key life events, including marriage, the birth of children, divorce or the death of a spouse, and a significant increase or decrease in…

What You Should Know About the Medicare Tax

June 3, 2024 You may have seen the Medicare tax listed on your paycheck stubs or on your income tax return filings and wondered what it is. To learn more about what it is and what it pays for, continue reading. What is Medicare Tax?Medicare is a federal public benefits…

In-Home Senior Care Technology and Elder Law

May 29, 2024 Advances in self-monitoring medical devices, telehealth, and smart homes are allowing many aging Americans to remain at home longer and more safely. You may be a senior looking to stay in your current residence rather than move to a nursing home. Or perhaps you have an aging…

The “Juice” and an Executor’s Duties

May 9, 2024 The recent death of Orenthal James (“O.J.”) Simpson brought back some interesting memories. I recalled the media’s fascination with the “Trial of the Century” starring O.J., himself, the “Dream Team” of lawyers representing him, and the victims, his beautiful ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson (“Nicole”), and her friend,…

What You Should Know About Long-Term Care

May 5, 2024 Research shows that roughly one in seven adults aged 65 or older will need long-term care at some point in their later years. Meanwhile, tens of millions of Baby Boomers in the United States are growing older and living longer. It seems inevitable, then, that the future…

Elder Financial Abuse: How an Elder Law Attorney Can Help

April 8, 2024 Elder financial abuse is a significant issue affecting many older adults nationwide. It involves someone exploiting or misusing an older person’s finances or assets for personal gain. Often, the perpetrator is in a position of trust, be it a family member, abusive partner, or paid caregiver. Recovering…

Claiming the Guardianship of an Elderly Parent

April 4, 2024 Often an aging parent will lose their ability to think clearly or make informed decisions about their life. This may occur because of dementia, mental illness, stroke, brain injury, or other severe health or disability conditions. Your parent may or may not have prepared for their elder…

Promoting Healthy Aging During Financial Literacy Month

March 27, 2024 As April marks Financial Literacy Month, it is an excellent time to start improving your financial literacy. Gaining financial savvy can help you handle the challenges and complexities of aging. Although sometimes overlooked, financial literacy is a critical component of aging well. It promotes economic freedom, helping…

Could Medicaid Payback Rules Come to an End?

March 25, 2024 Amid recent reports from such prominent news outlets as The New York Times and Associated Press about the negative impact of Medicaid estate recovery on families, the idea of ending this practice altogether has resurfaced. What Is Medicaid?Medicaid is a public assistance program that seeks to provide…

Survey Highlights High Costs of Long-Term Care in 2023

March 17, 2024 You may not foresee ever needing assistance with your day-to-day life. However, research shows that seven in 10 adults aged 65 and older will require long-term care at some point in their later years. Meanwhile, the U.S. population continues to age rapidly. Americans aged 65 or older…