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What Is a Certified Elder Law Attorney – and What Can They Do for Me?

Description: An elder law attorney can help you long before retirement with everything from long-term care to Medicare and even the creation of an estate plan. You know that you need an elder law attorney. But as you ponder over your options, you might have noticed some attorneys have called themselves “certified,” while others do not. The certification they...

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10 Essential Questions to Ask before Hiring Your Elder Care Attorney

When you are looking for an elder law attorney, ask these questions before hiring him or her to make sure they are the right fit. As you age, concerns about your living situation, care needs, and finances start to arise. You might wonder how you will pay for long-term care, what will happen to your assets, or who will...

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How to Help Your Widowed Elderly Parent with Legal and Financial Issues

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 child, there are things you can do to help your...

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A Quick Primer on Elder Law

As you age, you face critical decisions that not only impact your quality of life but the life of your loved ones. Some decisions you might make include how you receive medical care, where you live, and what you want when you pass away. Many decisions you make have legal considerations too, which is why elder law attorneys are...

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Primary Goals of Small Business Tax Planning

As any experienced small business owner already knows, the primary goal of small business tax planning is to make the most the money the business is already generating. How an accountant achieves that goal depends on the type of business, the source of its income, and a myriad of other factors. Staying Out of Trouble Generally speaking, effective tax planning...

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How Spousal Rights Affect Legal Property Ownership

Various laws concerning a person’s property rights during marriage are normally based on the state that the marriage took place in. Marriage and property ownership laws in different states are divided into two different categories. There are states with community property laws and states that do not have community property laws. These different laws govern how spouses can dispose...

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of an Adult Guardianship

Adult guardianships are sometimes necessary when an adult becomes incapacitated and the adult can no longer handle his or her financial or medical business. If there is no durable power of attorney in place, the guardianship becomes necessary. The court is the institution that is in charge of appointing a representative to handle the matters of the adult. Generally,...

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What is Elderly Guardianship and When is it Necessary

The number of people with elderly parents has exploded in recent years, and taking care of an elderly parent, or even two, may be difficult. Sometimes, the health of an elderly person will depend on his or her caretakers. Often, assigning a guardian is required to keep a person safe in old age. The guardian is often a child...

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5 Things You Might Not Know about a Will

Most people know that a will is a written document providing the last wishes of a person. It will detail how the person’s property will be given to his or her heirs. However, there are things many do not know about how a will is created or how it is used. 1. If a Person Dies Without a Will,...

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Medicaid Redesign team Proposes Changes to Medicaid Eligibility in New York

Governor Cuomo recently accepted proposals from New York’s newly created Medicaid Redesign Team (“MRT”). While it is early in the process, and the proposals may not be implemented in their present form or at all, budgeting pressures at all levels of government make it likely that some changes in the Medicaid program will occur. Here are a few of...

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