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We are committed to helping you and your family meet all of your Elder Law planning needs.
We are committed to helping you and your family meet all of your Elder Law planning needs.

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A recent interview with Rob Lowe shows how people are often unaware of the pervasive long term care issue in the United States. Lowe, like many adults in the early processes of caring for parents, feels “blindsided” by the depth of these needs.:
http://elderlawplanning.com/dont-be-blindsided-by-long-term-care-needs
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In the event that you or your spouse are facing a long-term care crisis and are concerned about spending down your assets quickly in order to qualify for Medicaid, it’s important to be aware of some of the potential pitfalls of acting too fast without carefully considering your options.
http://elderlawplanning.com/should-i-just-give-my-assets-to-my-kids-to-qualify-for-medicaid
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With increasing longevity and awareness surrounding elder care issues, more people are seeking out options to plan for long-term care. In the event that you or a loved one needs long term care assistance, there are four primary ways for which that case can be paid for.
http://elderlawplanning.com/the-four-ways-to-pay-for-long-term-care
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There are two main approaches to Medicaid planning. The first is known as crisis planning, where an individual is facing the risk of losing all their assets by paying for care in a facility. The second refers to planning ahead of time and this is known as pre-planning.
http://elderlawplanning.com/what-is-medicaid-pre-planning
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While every mentally competent individual over the age of 18 should have an estate plan in place, it is especially important that Baby Boomers without a plan begin to put something together.
http://elderlawplanning.com/3-steps-for-baby-boomers
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The bad news is that there are enough beneficiary mistakes to warrant two blog posts. The good news is that all of these are preventable with just a little planning. Let’s take a look at some of the other common errors you might be making with beneficiaries and what you should do instead.
http://elderlawplanning.com/top-beneficiary-mistakes-part-two
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Too often, the process of naming a beneficiary gets overlooked as the “easy part” of estate planning, but this also means that many mistakes can lead to problems down the line. Here is part one of the most common mistakes made in the process of naming a beneficiary. Tune in tomorrow for another post on the same topic! http://elderlawplanning.com/top-beneficiary-mistakes-part-one
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More and more, elderly parents are moving in with their grown children. With the increasing costs of nursing homes, this makes financial sense for many people. But what should you and your parents do to prepare for such a dramatic move?
http://elderlawplanning.com/what-to-do-when-your-elderly-parents-move-in-with-you
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Estate planning is a valuable exercise at just about any stage of life, but an often-overlooked aspect of planning has to do with communicating the results to those impacted in the future. Failing to communicate your plans reduces the chances of having family members with difficult questions or unresolved conflicts down the road. http://elderlawplanning.com/using-communication-to-make-estate-planning-easier
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