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Dennie B. Mayhone, Jr., JD.

Mayhone Elder Law, PLLC

Dennie B. Mayhone, Jr., JD.

Mayhone Elder Law, PLLC

Dennie B. Mayhone, Jr., JD.

Mayhone Elder Law, PLLC

Dennie Mayhone assists families integrate the legal, financial, and personal care needs of seniors and those with disabilities, and their families.  He is licensed to practice law in the state of Mississippi and has been accredited by the Veterans Administration to assist veterans and their spouses with VA benefits, including “Aid and Attendance” pension benefits.  He is a member of Elder Law Answers, Elder Counsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and Life Care Planning Law Firms Association.

His practice includes a team of 3 caring professionals, including a Medicaid Specialist and an Elder Care Coordinator, all of whom embrace the values of helping seniors and their families navigate the maze of issues facing the aging population.

Dennie is committed to helping families respond to the legal, financial, personal care need challenges presented by long life, illness and disability. He focuses on issues faced by seniors and those with disabilities, and their families.  Dennie assists families to protect assets, coordinate care and work together to enhance the quality of life for seniors and those with disabilities.

Dennie is married to Kyla Nannery and they have a son, Colin.

Education

Juris Doctor, University of Mississippi School of Law

Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice), University of Southern Mississippi

Associate of Arts (Criminal Justice), Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Jeff Davis) .

Bar Admission and Affiliations

Admitted to Bar, State of Mississippi

Member, Jackson County Bar

Affiliations

Member, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) 

Member, Senior Estate Planning Institute

Accomplishments

Recipient, the E.S. "Ned" Nelson Memorial Scholarship in Law

Recipient, the John A. Payne Scholarship Award

Member, Phi Kappa Phi (2004) 

While attending college, he worked with adults with mental retardation and developmental disabilities and was a Special Olympics Coach for Mississippi Areas Three and Twelve. 

Prior to college, he served in the United States Army for almost eight years and worked with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Oregon. 

Dennie is married to Kyla Nannery and they have a son Colin. 

Firm Description

Serving Seniors and Those with Disabilities, and Their Families

Mayhone Elder Law is committed to helping families respond to the legal, financial, personal care need challenges presented by long life, illness and disability. As an elder law practice that focuses on issues faced by seniors and those with disabilities, and their families, we help protect assets, coordinate care and work together to enhance the quality of life for seniors and those with disabilities.

Hours

Day From To
Monday 1:00 PM 4:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM 4:30 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 4:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

Cost

What Is an Elder Law Attorney?

Main Office

2112 Bienville Blvd
Suite H-2
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

On the web

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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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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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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

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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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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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Alternatives 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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