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Whitney Houston's Estate Plan Illustrates Use of Testamentary Trust

Whitney Houston's tragic death provides an example of how a trust that takes effect upon death can work ... 

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How Parents Can Provide for a Caregiver Child

Taking care of a parent can be a full-time job.Children may have to give up paying jobs in order to provide care to aging parents.

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Marketing of Reverse Mortgages Lacks Adequate Consumer Protections, GAO Warns

A new study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) raises concerns about the adequacy of consumer protections ...

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Reverse Mortgages Are Causing Some Homeowners to Lose Their Homes

A reverse mortgage can be a great tool in the right circumstances, but if you aren't careful you could end up losing your home...

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House Budget Cutters Prescribe Radical Surgery for Medicare, Medicaid

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's proposed budget would radically reshape both the Medicare and Medicaid programs ...

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What Is a Life Estate?

A life estate often comes up in discussions of estate and Medicaid planning.It is a form of joint ownership that allows one person to remain in a house until his or her death, when it passes to the other owner.

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Staying Eligible for Medicaid after the Death of a Spouse

When one member of a couple moves to a nursing home, we expect that spouse will be the first to die, but this isn’t always t...

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ElderLaw 101

Medicaid's Power to Recoup Benefits Paid: Estate Recovery and Liens

Under Medicaid law, following the death of the Medicaid recipient a state must attempt to recover from his or her estate whatever benefits it paid for the recipient's care. 

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