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Is Medicaid Planning Ethical?

With the help of elder law attorneys, those needing long-term care often artificially impoverish themselves in order to qualify for Medicaid coverage, thereby preserving their savings either for their healthy spouse or their children. Is this practice ethical? ...

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Ex-Wife Able to Claim Former Husband's Estate

The Court of Appeals of Mississippi rules that a will executed before a couple divorced and divided their property was still valid when the ex-husband died four years later. Hinders, et al. v. Hinders (Miss. Ct. App., No. 2000-CA-01779-COA, Jan.

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Senate Rejects Estate Tax Repeal

The effort to permanently repeal the estate tax was derailed in the U.S. Senate yesterday when the proposal failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to bring it to a floor vote. More . . .

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Probate Versus Trusts: Why All the Fuss?

Although it is true that a living trust has several benefits, it is not the panacea for an allegedly inevitable and costly probate experience. This article will discuss those benefits and compare them with a typical Probate experience in Connecticut.

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"Will the State Take My Home?"

"Will the State take my home if I go into a nursing home?" I am asked this question more than any other. Many people are concerned about Medicaid paying for their nursing facility care and state government coming in and...

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