August 8, 2019

Course Location and Time:

September 13th @ Iroquois Boating & Fishing Club, 8:45AM to 11:30AM

Course Overview:

There are few areas of law changing more quickly than those laws affecting elderly clients and their rights. Understanding those changing laws and the manner in...

The VA has enacted a set of rules that will make obtaining VA pension eligibility somewhat harder for families, but at least much clearer. Effective October 18th, 2018, qualifying Veterans and spouses applying for pension benefits will need to be aware of the following...

In most cases, probably not. However, in some cases, a couple may end up spending more than half of their assets. By consulting with an elder law attorney, however, no assets should need to be consumed by nursing home care costs. 

Let's start with an example of Bob...

The specter of Estate Recovery causes many couples to consider planning, but what is it and how does it work? Here's an overview:

Every state participating in the Medicaid program is required to implement its own Estate Recovery program. Thus, while some rules regarding...

One of our more common questions at the office, this question pops into just about every estate planning discussion. There is good reason to consider it. For many of us, it's a major asset, financially. Or maybe it's an important family place, emotionally. Whatever the...

September 16, 2016

One of my first trips to the courtroom involved a dispute between two brothers over a parent's handwritten disposition of a riding lawnmower. I was 25 then, and I can't remember what type of lawnmower it was, but I am absolutely sure the two children each paid an attor...

Clients often come into our office to do "estate planning" for them, which could mean a variety of services. Here is how we divide up the services that most clients may need at one point or another in their lives:

Estate Plan. This type of planning relates mostly to dis...

Clients routinely ask if they can be forced to pay for a parent's nursing home bills. The current answer in Pennsylvania is YES--under certain circumstances. Filial support laws under 23 Pa.C.S.A. 4603 can be used to require children, parents, and spouses to pay for a...

Each day, many children and other family members return home from their "regular" job and start their additional line of work, caring for a parent who needs assistance. Some family members even leave their current jobs to take care of a parent. Most do it for free, at...

Trusts are a fundamental component of estate planning, and clients here the term often. However, understanding the nature of trusts themselves, and their role in an individual client's planning can be difficult, both for clients and professionals. Here is the WhoWhat...

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