Allocating your personal possessions can be one of the most difficult tasks when creating an estate plan. To avoid family feuds after you are gone, it is important to have a plan and make your wishes clear. ...Read more
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My mother recently went from the hospital to the nursing home for long-term care. She does not have a power of attorney, and we do not have guardianship over her. The nursing home wants one of her children to become...Read more
More and more transactions are done digitally, but estate planning has lagged behind technology. That may be changing, though. Even before the coronavirus pandemic made social distancing necessary, electronic wills were gaining legitimacy. ...Read more
Medicare's Open Enrollment Period, during which you can freely enroll in or switch plans, runs from October 15 to December 7. Now is the time to start shopping around to see whether your current choices are still the best ones...Read more
The coronavirus pandemic has forced nursing homes to place a number of restrictions on their residents. These constraints are having the unintended consequence of making it more difficult for nursing home residents to vote. ...Read more
Husbands Usually Don’t Consider Their Wives’ Future When Deciding When to Take Social Security Benefits
Husbands usually don’t take survivor’s benefits into account when claiming benefits, according to a recent study, meaning that many widows will needlessly experience a significant drop in income. ...Read more
My Mother Is Moving to California and Wants to Put Her New Jersey House in a Trust. Does She Need a New Jersey Attorney?
My mother has a home in New Jersey, but she is moving to California to live with family. Can she create a trust in California that includes her house in New Jersey or does she have to use an attorney...Read more
Can I Transfer My Interest in a House My Parents Own a Life Estate in Without Affecting Their Medicaid?
My parents have a life estate in a home that they gifted to me six years ago. I want to transfer the home to my brother. My parents own a dog that has been deemed dangerous, and I don't want...Read more
Choosing a nursing home for a loved one is a difficult decision and it can only be made more confusing by the various rating systems. A recent study found that using both Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare site and user reviews...Read more