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What Do You Need to Do When a Spouse Dies?

 September 8, 2022 | |
Death, while inevitable, is not often predictable. This can leave many people financially unprepared if their spouse suddenly dies–especially if the deceased was the one that took care of the household balance sheet.
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Will Making a Gift Conflict with Medicaid?

 September 7, 2022 |
Understanding the different treatment of gifts by the IRS, Medicaid and VA systems can ensure that property passes as expected.
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The Risks of Creating Your Own Estate Plan

Even Consumer Reports suggests working with an experienced estate planning attorney to make sure documents are correctly prepared.
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How Important Is It to have Long-Term Care Insurance?

 September 5, 2022 | |
Political instability, rampant inflation and the specter of recession are looming threats to our clients’ financial future, which directly impacts their ability to take care of themselves at a point in their lives when they are likely to need care or other age-related services.
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Can Some Foods Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?

 September 2, 2022 | |
Sinking your teeth into a sweet strawberry might help ward off Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers at Rush University in Chicago.
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What is the First Sign of Dementia?

 September 1, 2022 | |
Certain habits can signal cognitive impairment.
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Must I Pay for Spouse’s Debt When They Die?

 August 31, 2022
If husband and wife did not own together or separately any land, a house, a boat etc. but only rented a home and had no children, is the surviving spouse responsible to pay medical bills that insurance did not cover?
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Who Should be your Executor?

 August 30, 2022 | | |
What do these appointments mean to the person(s) named to act? What happens if they fail or decline to act? Can the planning appoint alternative representatives?
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How Much Money Can a Well Spouse Keep If Medicaid is Needed?

 August 29, 2022 | |
The intent of the laws and regulations is to allow the community spouse to have enough income and assets, so that he or she has enough income and assets to continue to live at home, whether that be a home, an apartment, or other living place.
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Update on the VA Caregivers Program

 August 26, 2022 | |
With about two months left until a congressional deadline, Veterans Affairs officials said plans to expand the caregiver support program to veterans of all eras remain on schedule, even if fixes to other aspects of the program are still in limbo.
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