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ElderLawAnswers Attorney Wins Landmark Settlement in Medicaid Case

The settlement of a class action lawsuit in Maryland clarifies when nursing home residents do not have to contribute to the cost o...

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Medicaid's Treatment of the Home

Depending on the state, nursing home residents do not have to sell their homes in order to qualify for Medicaid. 

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Medicaid's Asset Rules

In order to be eligible for Medicaid benefits a nursing home resident may have no more than $2,000 in "countable" assets (the figure may be somewhat higher in some states). 

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Put Caregiving Arrangements in Writing, Lawyers Advise

When one family member becomes a caregiver for another, it''s important to put in writing the terms of the arrangeme...

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Charitable Gift Annuities: Making Your Generosity Pay

Would you like to make a gift to your favorite charitable organization and receive not only a sizeable tax deduction...

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Financial Downturn Coupled With Changing Estate Tax Rules Mean It's Time to Review Your Estate Plan

The financial crisis, coupled with possible changes in the estate tax law, make now a good time to review your est...

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The Five Components of a Good Estate Plan

Many people believe that if they have a will, their estate planning is complete, but there is much more to a solid estate plan.

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Redo Your Estate Plan When You Remarry

If you are getting remarried, you obviously want to celebrate, but it is also important to focus on less exciting matters like redoing your estate plan.

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