23 02, 2024

Medicaid Spend Down: Pay for More Than Just Medical Bills

2024-02-23T08:28:54-05:00February 23rd, 2024|

Since the 1960s, Medicaid has provided health care coverage for low-income people across the United States. For millions of seniors, Medicaid offers financial assistance, helping them to cover the cost of long-term care services. Today, this joint federal-state program also benefits [...]

18 02, 2024

A Patient Advocate Can Support Your Health Care Journey

2024-02-18T11:37:35-05:00February 18th, 2024|

More than 70 percent of adults in the U.S. report being dissatisfied with the health care system, according to TIME Magazine. Navigating the medical services network can be stressful and overwhelming, particularly for older adults facing increasingly complex health needs. The American [...]

16 02, 2024

Navigating Disputes in Probate Court

2024-02-16T06:43:29-05:00February 16th, 2024|

When someone passes away, the probate process ensures that the deceased’s estate fulfills its debts and that the heirs receive their assets. The deceased’s will dictates how to settle and distribute their assets and debts. (If no will exists, state intestacy laws apply.) [...]

11 02, 2024

You May Need a Revocable Trust With Your Power of Attorney

2024-02-11T16:52:26-05:00February 11th, 2024|

Everyone should have a durable power of attorney in place that appoints someone to act for them if they become unable to do so. However, in some circumstances, this legal document may not be enough. In these cases, setting up [...]

5 02, 2024

How a Letter of Instruction May Benefit You

2024-02-11T06:23:34-05:00February 5th, 2024|

While it is important to have an updated estate plan, there is a great deal of information that your heirs should know that does not necessarily fit into a will, trust, or other documents. The solution is a letter of [...]

2 02, 2024

40% of People Say They Don’t Have Enough to Make a Will

2024-02-02T09:13:22-05:00February 2nd, 2024|

Four in 10 people believe they do not have enough assets to make a will, according to Caring.com’s 2024 Wills and Estate Planning Study, which surveyed more than 2,400 individuals. This statistic reflects a common misconception about estate planning: that it [...]

29 01, 2024

What Is MAID (Medical Aid-in-Dying)?

2024-01-29T11:19:22-05:00January 29th, 2024|

Many people seek to avoid situations in which life is unnecessarily prolonged. Subsisting on expensive life-support long beyond when treatment might improve one's quality of life can be cruel. With advance directives, including living wills and powers of attorney, you [...]

22 01, 2024

Avoiding Property Tax Foreclosures for Older Adults

2024-01-22T03:06:01-05:00January 22nd, 2024|

If you are a homeowner who is falling behind on your real estate taxes, you may end up facing foreclosure on your property. Because your property taxes hinge on the value of your property, you may find your taxes rising [...]

19 01, 2024

A Useless Power of Attorney: Avoid Free Legal Documents

2024-01-19T03:12:39-05:00January 19th, 2024|

A power of attorney designates a trusted individual to make decisions or conduct transactions on your behalf. They could be related to personal finances, business operations, or medical needs and used for a single immediate purpose or an ongoing situation. [...]