Category: Elder Law

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 (was $109.00… Read more »

Tougher Medicaid Law: A Sign of Things to Come?

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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?

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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 settled… Read more »

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

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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 the… Read more »

Yikes! Who did I list as Beneficiary?

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Authored by Linda Chamberlain Reviewed and edited by Gregory Glenn Often when an Elder Law attorney meets with a client it includes discussing how the client may want their bank accounts, brokerage accounts, and other assets distributed at death. Many clients are surprised to hear beneficiary designations trump what they have listed in their Last Will… Read more »