Author: Jennifer Dooley

What Is My Lawyer Saying?

estate planning, elder law

Written by Erica R. Berger-Hausthor, Esq. Reviewed by Matt Rheingans, Esq. A what kind of deed? A subtrust for whom? A specific devise of what now? Are you confused by what your lawyer is saying?As lawyers, sometimes we forget that we are trained to read and speak a different language. By the end of an… Read more »

2018 Elder Law Numbers

Written by Jill Burzynski Reviewed by Kara Evans   The 2018 Elder Law Numbers have been announced by the various government agencies which administer the programs.  They are as follows:   The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the new Medicare premiums, deductibles, and co-payments for 2018: Basic Part B premium: $134.00/month… Read more »

Tougher Medicaid Law: A Sign of Things to Come?

Medicaid Laws

Written by David Jacoby, Esq. Reviewed by Mary Trotter, Esq. Recently, I had the opportunity to deal with the State of New Jersey Medicaid System. I quickly determined that although the Medicaid System for Long-Term Care in Florida has its difficulties and the Long-Term Care Planning techniques are ever dwindling in Florida, Florida still has… Read more »

New State, New Will?

Written by Erica R. Berger-Hausthor, Esq. Reviewed by Carolyn Landon, Esq. Moving to a new state is a lot of work. Selling your home, packing, finding a new home, hiring a moving company, getting cars to a new state, finding new schools, new friends, a job. Moving is stressful and by the time you get… Read more »

Estate Planning: 5 Strategies To Start The Conversation With Our Aging Parents

Written by Shannon Miller, Esq. Reviewed by Kellen Bryant, Esq. Estate planning and advance directives can be difficult topics for our aging parents. Eileen’s story will outline how to get the conversation started. Eileen contacted me to discuss concerns about her aging parent’s estate plan. She had no idea what her parent’s assets were, how… Read more »

The Best Gift for the Graduate

Written by Linda Chamberlain, Esq. Reviewed by Walt Shurden, Esq. It’s a very exciting time in the graduates’ life with new experiences coming their way. The one gift every graduate should receive is a consultation with an attorney for estate planning. Your first reaction is probably thinking I’m nuts for recommending estate planning because the… Read more »