Lamkin Elder Law http://lamkinelderlaw.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:00:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Healthcare Inconsistencies Among States http://lamkinelderlaw.com/healthcare-inconsistencies-among-states/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/healthcare-inconsistencies-among-states/#respond Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:00:13 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=568 Every citizen deserves access to high-quality healthcare, but unfortunately the quality of long-term healthcare and healthcare services varies greatly from state to state. A recent study published by the AARP, The Commonwealth Fund, and the SCAN Foundation found that the quality of healthcare is much better in some states than in others. The study assessed […]

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The Right Way to Leave an Inheritance http://lamkinelderlaw.com/right-way-leave-inheritance/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/right-way-leave-inheritance/#respond Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:00:23 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=564 Most people want to leave a legacy for their children. While an inheritance is never meant to cause conflict, sometimes personal or financial issues can cause tension and complicate the process. By leaving an inheritance the right way, you can avoid these tensions and make the trying time after losing a loved one a bit […]

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What to do When You Inherit Your Parent’s Debt http://lamkinelderlaw.com/inherit-parents-debt/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/inherit-parents-debt/#respond Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:53:56 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=561 Losing a parent is always a stressful experience. The loss of someone you love is devastating and emotions run high. That is why inheriting a parent’s debt can be even more stressful. Most people do not know what laws apply to the situation or what they should do to discharge the debts they still owe. […]

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Your Will Does Not Address Everything http://lamkinelderlaw.com/will-address-everything/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/will-address-everything/#respond Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:13:43 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=541 It is a common misconception that a last will and testament is the only document that a person, called a testator, needs in order to give proper instructions for the management of his or her estate after death. There are a number of reasons for which wills are necessary, including the transfer of property and […]

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Should You be a Guardian to Your Parent with Alzheimer’s Disease? http://lamkinelderlaw.com/guardian-parent-alzheimers-disease/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/guardian-parent-alzheimers-disease/#respond Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:05:51 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=537 While it may seem like the natural step to get legal guardianship over a loved one who is struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease, you should be aware of the level of involvement and commitment required in managing your loved one’s affairs. Not only is this difficult, but the process of actually obtaining a legal guardianship can […]

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How to Avoid Paying Tax on Your Estate http://lamkinelderlaw.com/avoid-paying-tax-estate/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/avoid-paying-tax-estate/#respond Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:52:16 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=528 After a person dies, if he or she has an estate worth more than $5.34 million, the beneficiaries of the estate will be required to pay estate taxes on however much the individual’s estate exceeds this amount. Currently, this rate is set at 40% in the United States, meaning that if someone’s estate is worth […]

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Ensuring Good Care for Your Elderly Parents http://lamkinelderlaw.com/ensuring-care-of-parents/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/ensuring-care-of-parents/#respond Thu, 12 Jun 2014 08:39:34 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=524 If you are the guardian of your elderly parents, you are responsible for their well-being. In addition, you have the right and privilege to make sure that they are treated properly while in a nursing facility. Here are some common problems for nursing home patients that you can avoid for your loved ones: Physical Abuse […]

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Helping Your Parent Adjust to a Nursing Facility http://lamkinelderlaw.com/parent-nursing-facility/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/parent-nursing-facility/#respond Thu, 05 Jun 2014 08:17:17 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=511 If you’re reading this, you’re probably facing the decision to place a parent into a nursing facility. You’re very likely feeling guilty, but don’t. If you didn’t care, you probably wouldn’t be bothering with finding ways to make the transition easier for your parent. Facing the Facts Many times, when children make this decision, it […]

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How to Prepare for Retirement http://lamkinelderlaw.com/prepare-retirement/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/prepare-retirement/#respond Sun, 01 Jun 2014 08:13:03 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=508 The concept of retirement is meant to invoke feelings of accomplishment and comfort. The average American who saves and plans ahead can enjoy a 20-year retirement. People dream of a nest egg waiting for them once they’ve reached the peak of their working lives, and the desire to settle in and enjoy a life at […]

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Understanding Guardianship of the Elderly http://lamkinelderlaw.com/understanding-guardianship/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/understanding-guardianship/#respond Wed, 28 May 2014 08:08:47 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=505 Understanding all of the intricacies associated with guardianship of the elderly can be a complicated task. However, when looking past all of the detailed legal terms involved, there are a number of simple and easy-to-understand guidelines that should help. Rules Surrounding Guardianship of the Elderly In essence, guardianship of the elderly refers to the ability […]

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