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Mitchell K. Wyatt

Wyatt & Butterfield LLC

Mitchell K. Wyatt

Wyatt & Butterfield LLC

Mitchell K. Wyatt

Wyatt & Butterfield LLC

Mr. Wyatt has practiced law since 1992. His life and educational experiences allow him to understand and communicate with people from all walks of life. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and trained as an electronics technician. He served aboard nuclear submarines and as an electronics instructor for six years. After leaving the Navy, he worked as a field engineer and technical writer. Mr. Wyatt then returned to college. He attended Brigham Young University (BYU), majored in Business Management, and graduated Cum Laude. Following graduation, he was accepted into law school at BYU.

Following graduation from law school, he re-entered the Navy as a Navy JAG, As a JAG officer, he served as a prosecutor in drug and child sex abuse cases, and honed his litigation skills. His second assignment was as the assistant Staff Judge Advocate (personal attorney) for a two-star admiral in Monterey, California.

After four years, he left the Navy for private practice. He practiced law in Texas until moving to Alaska in 2003 where he was appointed as an Assistant Attorney General working in the Child in Need of Aid section, protecting children from abusive/dangerous parents and situations. Mr. Wyatt re-entered private practice in May 2007 and limited his practice to primarily family law with emphasis on fathers' and grandparents' rights. After years of practice in the family law arena and the loss of both of his parents, Mr. Wyatt migrated his practice to estate planning and elder law.  He now focuses on helping people protect their financial legacy as well as help seniors with medicaid related problems.

Mr. Wyatt brings almost thirty years of diverse legal experience, knowledge and training to the table to help his clients. He has an uncanny ability to cut through all of the information and issues and determine what the problem is and what to do about it. His years of being a prosecutor and assistant attorney general have given him the ability to litigate when litigation is necessary.

Mr. Wyatt is a proud husband and a father of five children. He is active in his church where he volunteers a significant amount of his time. He enjoys recreational shooting, boating, camping, and when time permits (which is almost never), flying his ultra-light aircraft.

Firm Description

At Wyatt & Butterfield, LLC, we take the time to show clients how their best interests can be protected, even after they are gone. It can be confusing to sort out the various legal documents on your own, which is why we are proud to assist with the following:

  • Composing powers of attorney
  • Drafting wills
  • Writing trusts
  • Protecting your assets for generations to come

We have a wide range of knowledge of estate planning in Alaska and will use it for your benefit. Preparing for long-term care sooner can eliminate potential obstacles later in life.

Hours

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Monday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

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1016 West 6th Avenue
Suite 302
Anchorage, AK 99501

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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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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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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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