Veterans Administration Imposes New Rules

2nd Oct 2018 Comments Off on Veterans Administration Imposes New Rules

Effective October 18, 2018, the VA is imposing new rules and regulations on the popular Aid and Attendance program. These rules are designed to clarify the previously ambiguous asset limit […]

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Back to School Legal Planning

6th Sep 2018 Comments Off on Back to School Legal Planning

The supplies are purchased, the bags are packed and it’s time for kids to go back to school. But have you considered the legal planning you may need before sending […]

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The Truth About Guardianships

19th Jun 2018 Comments Off on The Truth About Guardianships

Recently, the HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver ran a segment about the dangers of guardianships. The show has prompted many people to ask if guardianships are actually […]

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Indiana Changes Healthcare Decision-making Laws

11th Apr 2018 Comments Off on Indiana Changes Healthcare Decision-making Laws

On March 13, 2018, Governor Eric Holcomb signed a new law which, at long last, creates a hierarchy for healthcare decision-making in Indiana. However, while the law clarifies who can […]

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Ethics of Adjusting Your Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

15th Aug 2017 Comments Off on Ethics of Adjusting Your Assets to Qualify for Medicaid

Whenever I tell people that I’m an elder law attorney, I usually get asked one question – “How is it ethical for people to take advantage of loopholes in the […]

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After the Holiday Visit

5th Jan 2017 Comments Off on After the Holiday Visit

If like many of us, you visited your aging parents for the holidays, you may have noticed things just didn’t seem right. Maybe the house wasn’t in its usual neat […]

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Trust Planning by Disabled Individuals

12th Dec 2016 Comments Off on Trust Planning by Disabled Individuals
New Opportunities for Trust Planning by Disabled Individuals On December 7, 2016, the Senate approved the 21st Century Cures Act and the bill is expected to be signed into law President [...] Read more ›

After an Alzheimer’s or Dementia Diagnosis

28th Sep 2016 Comments Off on After an Alzheimer’s or Dementia Diagnosis
Getting a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease or other form of dementia can be a scary and confusing time for a family.  Among the many decisions that need to be made [...] Read more ›

The ABLE Act Explained

13th Jul 2016 Comments Off on The ABLE Act Explained

Achieving a Better Life Experience — The ABLE Act Explained On March 21, 2016, Governor Pence signed the ABLE Act, authorizing legislation into law in Indiana. Similar legislation went into […]

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The Guardianship Process

3rd May 2016 Comments Off on The Guardianship Process

When most people think of elder law, they think about long term care planning or estate planning. I’d like to use this occasion to discuss one aspect of elder law […]

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