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Most of the Time, Equality Is Fair

Most of the Time, Equality Is Fair

When it comes to deciding how to leave property to your children, the obvious choice is to divide everything equally. That is the straightforward choice when all your children are doing equally well. But if not – if, for example,…

Nursing Home Eligibility for Medicaid

Nursing Home Eligibility for Medicaid

Medicaid planning is more than simply meeting strict income and asset limits for long-term care. You will also need to demonstrate you need the level of care typically provided in a nursing home setting. These health eligibility rules are valid…

ABLE Accounts Offer New Investing Possibilities

ABLE Accounts Offer New Investing Possibilities

Prior to now, disabled people could get government benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid only if they had very little income or if their property was restricted by restrictive trusts. Federal legislation now permits disabled people to…

In What Ways Are Estates Administered in Court?

In What Ways Are Estates Administered in Court?

Court officials, including probate judges, deal with a decedent's will through probate. While state probate laws may vary, the general process is quite similar across the country. Probate is the process of proving wills for decedents’. A probate judge will…

Guardianship of an Elderly Parent

Guardianship of an Elderly Parent

Most often, guardianship conjures images of a minor in the care of a designated adult family member or friend. However, you can employ the process to obtain legal rights over elderly or aging adults, usually parents, who are losing their…

Selecting and Appointing Your Legal Representatives

Selecting and Appointing Your Legal Representatives

One lesson we have learned from the Coronavirus pandemic is how uncertain life can be. Too many aging Americans found themselves with a life-threatening COVID-19 illness in 2020 without legal documents naming trusted loved ones to make decisions for their…

Nursing Homes and the AARP COVID-19 Dashboard

Nursing Homes and the AARP COVID-19 Dashboard

In nursing homes, COVID-19 has continued to blight residents and staff, resulting in haphazard data collection and inaccurate data pinpointing areas of concern. The most recent Kaiser Family Foundation data analysis indicates that federal policymakers are slow in meaningful response…

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