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    How to Know If Your Aging Parents Need Home Care

    Consider the following as you decide whether your aging parents need home care.

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    Six Things to Consider Before Making Gifts to Grandchildren

    Here are some issues grandparents should consider before making gifts to grandchildren or other family members.

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    Activities of Daily Living Measure the Need for Long-Term Care Assistance

    Most long-term care involves assisting with basic personal needs rather than providing medical care.

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    Beware of Non-Lawyers Offering Medicaid Planning Advice

    In recent years a number of non-lawyers have started businesses offering Medicaid planning services to seniors. While using one of these services may be cheaper than hiring a lawyer, the overall costs may be far greater.

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    A Brief Overview of a Trustee’s Duties

    If you have been appointed the trustee of a trust, this is a strong vote of confidence in your judgment and trusthworthiness. It is also a major responsibility. 

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    PACT Act for Veterans Exposed to Toxins Passes!

    PACT Act for Veterans Exposed to Toxins Passes

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    What It Means to Need ‘Nursing Home Level of Care’ for Medicaid Eligibility

    When applying for Medicaid’s long-term care coverage, in addition to the strict income and asset limits, you must demonstrate that you need a level care typically provided in a nursing home.  

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    You Can ‘Cure’ a Medicaid Penalty Period by Returning a Gift

    Anyone who gifted assets within five years of applying for Medicaid may be subject to a penalty period, but that penalty can be reduced or eliminated if the assets are returned. 

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    What Are the House Ownership Options When Parents and Adult Children Live Together?

    Increasingly, several generations of American families are living together. These multi-generational living arrangements present legal and financial challenges around home ownership.

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    Why Everyone Should Have an Estate Plan

    Do you have a will? A durable power of attorney? A health care proxy? If not, why not? Failure to create an estate plan risks causing discord in your family for generations to come.

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