What is Probate Court and Probate Administration?

There are many different parts to elder law, probate court and administration are just parts of it. When it comes to the different aspects of elder law, it can be a little overwhelming with all of the information being provided for you. In this article, we’ll go over estate planning and how probate court and administration are involved in the process. If you have more questions and need assistance, please reach out to me and we can go over it together.

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What is a Living Trust and How is It Different from a Will?

I work with my clients to decide between writing up a trust or a will. I make it my goal to sit down with you or your loved ones to go through the process to choose which one is best for you. Learn more about the difference between the two, I am happy to sit down with you to discuss your options.

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Medicaid Planning: Planning for Long-Term Costs

As you or your loved one gets older, taking care of payments for healthcare can get expensive especially when there are bills for so many different things. When you are going through this whether directly, or indirectly, you want to be sure someone is there for you along the way. I willadvocate on your behalf to ensure that your money is being used correctly. Iknow the ins and outs of Medicaid,and I can set up a plan. I often work with individuals and theirfamilies to plan out the best way to use their money.

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Why Do You Need a Power of Attorney?

I often work with families who need to determine the power of attorney (POA) for themselves or a loved one. I have found that most of the time they are unsure of what a POA does, or how to choose the right person for this responsibility. It is important to sit down with a trusted elder law representative, so you are comfortable with this document, and all your questions are answered.

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Three Common Estate Planning Mistakes

When it comes to Estate Planning, I work with many different types of individuals and families at different stages of their life and needs. Too often however, clients come to me after a painful road of mistakes. This blog is an attempt to help those out there who are unfamiliar or uncertain about estate planning avoid making three very easy to make mistakes when it comes to planning out their legacy, from being unaware of the need for it to being fearful of what it curtails.

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What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?

Since I have many clients approach me needing one service – such as estate planning, assistance with Medicaid, or helping with estate administration, they are sometimes unclear exactly what an elder law attorney can comprehensively do. Elder law, the specialty that grew in the 1980s out of Medicaid and long-term care, doesn’t focus on a particular area of law, such as a divorce attorney. Instead, elder law is based around the client and provides a wide range of services in many areas.

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Comprehensive Lawyering: What is It and Why It’s Important

It’s a common misconception that estate planning only involves death-time planning — figuring out what and how to address an individual’s assets after they have passed. In reality, estate planning should also include discussions around life-time planning: how to protect your assets while you’re alive so that they last until you pass on, exploring long-term care options, designating a power of attorney and health care agent, and much more. This is called comprehensive lawyering, and it’s what I offer my clients.

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