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D. Randall Drake

Estate and Elder Law Planning Center, Drake Law Firm, PA

D. Randall Drake

Estate and Elder Law Planning Center, Drake Law Firm, PA

D. Randall Drake

Estate and Elder Law Planning Center, Drake Law Firm, PA

Estate & Elder Law Planning Center and Drake Law Firm, P.A. – Exclusive Home of CLIENT CARE Personal Service – is located in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

Care Beyond Compare

From the moment that you enter our door – you’ll notice the difference. Our entire practice is dedicated to caring for you, the ones that you love and the things that you care about most.

We focus on building solid, trusting and lasting relationships that you and your family can count on - now and in the future. We work hard to help you maintain your independence and control of your affairs.

You will notice our genuine desire to learn about you and your family. Share with us your dreams, desires, aspirations and passions. We will address your questions and concerns, helping you eliminate or reduce your worries.

Together, we plan for the future. In the years ahead, we adjust your plan for changes that will likely occur. It is truly CARE BEYOND COMPARE.

Firm Description

We provide Elder Law and Estate Planning for residents of Arkansas.
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Medicaid and Medicare
  • Long Term Planning
  • Guardianships
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Taxation
  • Probate and Estate Administration
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    Main Office

    313 Highway 201 North
    Suite 5
    Mountain Home, AR 72653

    P.O. Box 498
    Mountain Home, AR 72654

    On the web

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    Medicaid Planning Strategies

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    ElderLaw 101
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    Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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    Grandchildren

    Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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    Guardianship/Conservatorship

    Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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    Health Care Decisions

    We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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    Distinguish the key concepts in estate planning, including the will, the trust, probate, the power of attorney, and how to avoid estate taxes.

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    Learn about grandparents’ visitation rights and how to avoid tax and public benefit issues when making gifts to grandchildren.

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    Understand when and how a court appoints a guardian or conservator for an adult who becomes incapacitated, and how to avoid guardianship.

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    Health Care Decisions

    We need to plan for the possibility that we will become unable to make our own medical decisions. This may take the form of a health care proxy, a medical directive, a living will, or a combination of these.

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    Long-Term Care Insurance

    Understand the ins and outs of insurance to cover the high cost of nursing home care, including when to buy it, how much to buy, and which spouse should get the coverage.

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    Medicare

    Learn who qualifies for Medicare, what the program covers, all about Medicare Advantage, and how to supplement Medicare’s coverage.

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    Retirement Planning

    We explain the five phases of retirement planning, the difference between a 401(k) and an IRA, types of investments, asset diversification, the required minimum distribution rules, and more.

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    Find out how to choose a nursing home or assisted living facility, when to fight a discharge, the rights of nursing home residents, all about reverse mortgages, and more.

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    Social Security

    Get a solid grounding in Social Security, including who is eligible, how to apply, spousal benefits, the taxation of benefits, how work affects payments, and SSDI and SSI.

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    Special Needs Planning

    Learn how a special needs trust can preserve assets for a person with disabilities without jeopardizing Medicaid and SSI, and how to plan for when caregivers are gone.

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    Veterans Benefits

    Explore benefits for older veterans, including the VA’s disability pension benefit, aid and attendance, and long-term care coverage for veterans and surviving spouses.

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