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Denis P Rischard

Rischard & Associates, PLLC

Denis P Rischard

Rischard & Associates, PLLC

Denis P Rischard

Rischard & Associates, PLLC

Denis P. Rischard is the Senior Partner at Rischard & Associates, PLLC,. With over thirty years’ experience practicing law in Oklahoma, he is a respected member of the Oklahoma City legal community.

  As a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Elder Counsel, and Lawyers With Purpose, Mr. Rischard has developed a network of resources that enables him to provide cutting-edge legal services to seniors, those with special needs, and their families. He is well-versed in planning strategies that enable his clients to qualify for or maintain their eligibility for government benefits while protecting their hard-earned assets from the potentially devastating costs of long-term care. His primary emphasis is to assist his clients in understanding and obtaining well-suited planning options that afford them peace of mind and an exceptional “legal service” experience.

  Mr. Rischard is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association as well as other local bar and professional organizations and is admitted to practice before all federal and state courts in Oklahoma, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and various federal courts in other states. He has tried multiple jury and non-jury cases and has served as a barrister in the American Inn of Courts, all of which support his fiduciary and estate litigation practice.

Firm Description

Rischard & Associates is a service-oriented law firm that provides Elder Law and Estate Planning legal counseling and advocacy as well as other areas of practice.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Elder Law
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Workshops
  • Medicaid Asset Protection Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Fiduciary and Trust Litigation
  • Probate Law

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Documents such as:

• Durable Power of Attorney

• Basic Will

• Healthcare Power of Attorney

• Basic Revocable Trust

You can count on Rischard and Associates, PLLC  to handle your legal matters.

Our team has been helping families and individuals navigate the complex legal world for more than a quarter century.  As Attorneys and Counselors at Law, our primary focus is you and your needs with the attention to detail and integrity you deserve.

As your experienced  Attorney, Denis Rischard will meet with you and your loved ones to plan and discuss how best to prepare for your unique needs and objectives. Mr. Rischard, Esq., understands the legal issues related to growing older, and our firm looks forward to serving you.

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Main Office

101 Park Ave
#1125
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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Medicaid 101
What Medicaid Covers

In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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How to Qualify for Medicaid

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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What Medicaid Covers

In addition to nursing home care, Medicaid may cover home care and some care in an assisted living facility. Coverage in your state may depend on waivers of federal rules.

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How to Qualify for Medicaid

To be eligible for Medicaid long-term care, recipients must have limited incomes and no more than $2,000 (in most states). Special rules apply for the home and other assets.

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

Spouses of Medicaid nursing home residents have special protections to keep them from becoming impoverished.

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Medicaid Planning Strategies

Careful planning for potentially devastating long-term care costs can help protect your estate, whether for your spouse or for your children.

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Estate Recovery: Can Medicaid Take My House After I’m Gone?

If steps aren't taken to protect the Medicaid recipient's house from the state’s attempts to recover benefits paid, the house may need to be sold.

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Help Qualifying and Paying for Medicaid, Or Avoiding Nursing Home Care

There are ways to handle excess income or assets and still qualify for Medicaid long-term care, and programs that deliver care at home rather than in a nursing home.

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Are Adult Children Responsible for Their Parents’ Care?

Most states have laws on the books making adult children responsible if their parents can't afford to take care of themselves.

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Applying for Medicaid

Applying for Medicaid is a highly technical and complex process, and bad advice can actually make it more difficult to qualify for benefits.

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Alternatives to Medicaid

Medicare's coverage of nursing home care is quite limited. For those who can afford it and who can qualify for coverage, long-term care insurance is the best alternative to Medicaid.

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ElderLaw 101
Estate Planning

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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Estate Planning

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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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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Senior Living

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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