Law Office of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C. http://lamkinelderlaw.com Wed, 20 Jun 2018 04:00:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 What Assets Should You Put in a Trust? http://lamkinelderlaw.com/what-assets-should-you-put-in-a-trust/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/what-assets-should-you-put-in-a-trust/#respond Wed, 20 Jun 2018 04:00:28 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1981 Creating a trust is only half the battle. The most critical step to establishing a revocable trust is to fund that trust. Funding, in its simplest terms, means transferring assets from your name into the name of the trust – making the trust the owner of that asset. A revocable living trust is the trust […]

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The Steps to Creating a Solid Estate Plan for the Elderly http://lamkinelderlaw.com/the-steps-to-creating-a-solid-estate-plan-for-the-elderly/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/the-steps-to-creating-a-solid-estate-plan-for-the-elderly/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 04:00:47 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1977 No one sets out thinking about mortality. But eventually, you will come to the point where addressing your mortality is critical for yourself and your loved ones. Ideally, you should start estate planning in your 20s. Most experts would agree that by then you have an income, debts, and possibly assets. All of which need […]

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Are Probate Records Public Records? http://lamkinelderlaw.com/are-probate-records-public-records/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/are-probate-records-public-records/#respond Mon, 28 May 2018 04:00:14 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1965 Probate court is a legal process that follows a person’s death. It goes through various stages to help settle the estate, handle any outstanding debts, and distribute assets to named beneficiaries. Probate records are public records. These include everything from a will to estate inventories, letters of administration, and any document related to the estate’s […]

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How Aging Affects Memory – and What to Take Care of Now http://lamkinelderlaw.com/how-aging-affects-memory-and-what-to-take-care-of-now/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/how-aging-affects-memory-and-what-to-take-care-of-now/#respond Mon, 14 May 2018 04:00:00 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1962 Most people assume that it is natural to lose the ability to remember things as they get older. While memory loss does happen as part of the aging process, the intensity and how it affects you depends on the person and type of memory affected. Also, not all memory loss is part of dementia or […]

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How Does Nursing Home Medicaid Work? http://lamkinelderlaw.com/how-does-nursing-home-medicaid-work/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/how-does-nursing-home-medicaid-work/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:00:32 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1937 Medicaid is a government-funded program that takes many forms. Many New York residents are surprised to find out how many options they have for Medicaid coverage, including Nursing Home Medicaid. Nursing Home Medicaid is one of the more comprehensive Medicaid programs, and it comes equipped with all Medicaid services from Community Medicaid and Community Medicaid […]

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What Is Community Medicaid and Who Qualifies for It? http://lamkinelderlaw.com/what-is-community-medicaid-and-who-qualifies-for-it/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/what-is-community-medicaid-and-who-qualifies-for-it/#respond Wed, 04 Apr 2018 04:00:49 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1934 New York offers various homecare and nursing home care solutions for aging residents. To determine which type of services you qualify for, you need to assess your budget. Depending on your income, age group, and disability status, you may be eligible for individual types of Medicaid coverage offered by the state. Community Medicaid is one […]

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Legal Issues to Consider When Caring for a Parent with Dementia http://lamkinelderlaw.com/legal-issues-consider-caring-parent-dementia/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/legal-issues-consider-caring-parent-dementia/#respond Wed, 21 Mar 2018 04:00:03 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1912 You have a parent suffering from dementia, and now you are left wondering what you can do to protect their health, happiness, and their finances. A person who has dementia relies heavily on their adult children, and they need someone who can make the critical financial and healthcare decisions on their behalf that are in […]

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Do Retirement Accounts Pass through Probate? http://lamkinelderlaw.com/retirement-accounts-pass-probate/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/retirement-accounts-pass-probate/#respond Wed, 07 Mar 2018 04:00:40 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1909 After a loved one dies, you may find yourself wondering how all the deceased’s assets are handled, and whether all assets go through probate. You are already dealing with the emotional trauma of losing a loved one, but now you are also absorbing the financial shock of your loss. You may wonder if your loved […]

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Retirement Account Rules to Know for Estate Plans http://lamkinelderlaw.com/retirement-account-rules-know-estate-plans/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/retirement-account-rules-know-estate-plans/#respond Wed, 28 Feb 2018 04:00:01 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1891 Trusted Estate Plans Lawyer Serving New York Clients Retirement accounts are there to provide you with income and financial freedom. While the money is yours, what you can and cannot do with that money is regulated by state and federal tax laws. It is imperative for anyone new to retirement accounts, and those with active […]

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How to Help Your Widowed Elderly Parent with Legal and Financial Issues http://lamkinelderlaw.com/help-widowed-elderly-parent-legal-financial-issues/ http://lamkinelderlaw.com/help-widowed-elderly-parent-legal-financial-issues/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:00:02 +0000 http://lamkinelderlaw.com/?p=1888 New York Elderly Parent Advice Attorney After losing one parent, you may see that your surviving parent is struggling with the legal and financial tasks that come afterward. After all, they are grieving and the last thing they should have to deal with is the paperwork, phone calls, and endless to-do items. As an adult […]

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