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Joshua Cleveland Phillips Reams

Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group

Joshua Cleveland Phillips Reams

Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group

Joshua Cleveland Phillips Reams

Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group

Joshua C. P. Reams is an attorney with The Elder Law Group of Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group. Joshua’s practice is focused on estate planning and long term care for seniors. He received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Northwest Nazarene University and his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from Willamette University College of Law, where he graduated as Class Valedictorian. During law school, he was a member of the Willamette Law Review and the Moot Court Board receiving the Bruce Spaulding Award for Trial Advocacy and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award.

Joshua is an accredited attorney with the Veterans Administration as well as a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Trust and Estate Professionals of Idaho, the Oregon State Bar (member, Elder Law Section, Estate Planning and Administration Section, and Taxation Section), Idaho Bar Association, the American Bar Association (member, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section) and the Boise Estate Planning Committee.

Joshua is an avid football fan and enjoys spending time with his wife, Dannea. When he is not spending time at the office, he is trying to keep up with their two children and their four year old Labrador, Moose.

Firm Description

While many seniors are enjoying the benefits of living longer, others are outliving their money and, often, the ability to care for themselves. The crushing burdens for chronic care management—financial, emotional, even physical—usually fall on families and loved ones.

Let Elder Law at Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group guide you through the maze of financial and legal decisions that are part of growing older. We strive to protect your family’s hard-earned assets, ensure loved ones receive the quality care they need and, ultimately, provide greater peace of mind through proper planning.

We focus on elder law and closely related practice areas, including Medicaid planning, elder-focused estate planning, veterans benefits planning, and Alzheimer’s planning.

We are part of Ahrens DeAngeli Law Group. Please call us at (208) 387-0729 to schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys.

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Tuesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
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250 S 5th St
#660
Boise, ID 83702

2980 North Litchfield Road
Suite 120
Goodyear, AZ 85395

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Medicaid 101
What Medicaid Covers

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How to Qualify for Medicaid

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

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Medicaid’s Protections for Spouses

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Medicaid Planning Strategies

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

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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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