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The Difference Between a Trust and a Will: Which is Right for You?

You’ve worked hard all your life trying to get ahead and leave something behind for your loved ones. You want to have some degree of control over who gets what. Everyone has an estate, even people who have relatively modest possessions, and that means you’ll need to decide on a strategy for taking care of those funds.

The overall strategy you choose will form the basis of your estate plan, and in general there are two main ways to handle the assets you leave behind: a traditional will or a living trust. Explore the differences between a living trust vs. will, determine which might be the better choice for you, and learn how an elder law attorney can get you squared away.

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By |February 23rd, 2017|a will, Cleveland Ohio Estate Planning, estate law|0 Comments

Planning Ahead: What to Prepare When You’re Still Healthy

Planning for the future isn’t something many people think about. This is especially true when you’re planning for your twilight years. No one wants to face mortality, but being prepared for it can make those elder years far more pleasant and stress-free, and it doesn’t take much to accomplish. Explore those aspects of your future and financial planning that you should cover while healthy, and how an elder law attorney is vital to the process. […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Blended Families, Retirement Planning|0 Comments

Medicaid Benefits: The Importance of a Caregiver Contract

The idea of a caregiver contract may seem unfamiliar or even alien at first to those who step up to provide care for their loved one or parent who has become disabled. Many feel like when your loved one gets hurt, it’s simply your responsibility to help them out without compensation. Unfortunately, this can tear relationships apart and result in severe financial problems for the caregiver who may not be able to effectively perform their normal work duties.

As a result, more people every day are starting to enter into caregiver contracts, personal care agreements or personal service agreements to help the situation. Learn how important the growing trend of caregiver contracts can be to your Medicaid planning, financial status, and your family relationships.

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By |February 16th, 2017|Cleveland Ohio Elder Care, Ohio Elder Law|0 Comments

How the VA Factors in Disability for Benefits and Social Security

Many veterans are left confused and in the cold wondering how they can collect the benefits they’ve been promised and to which they’re entitled after suffering a serious injury in the course of service to their country. The VA takes a close look at various disability-related factors in determining eligibility for benefits and social security. Let’s examine how the VA factors in the levels and nature of disability for Social Security and veterans’ benefits, and how an attorney can help your case.

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By |February 14th, 2017|Cleveland Ohio Veterans Benefits|0 Comments

Changes in Medicaid: Why Working with an Attorney is Important

We’re facing an uncertain future. The Affordable Care Act will very likely be repealed, but what will happen after that, nobody can tell. This could carry serious implications for Medicaid programs. Explore the potential changes in Medicaid under the incoming administration, what seniors can expect, and how an attorney can help.

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By |February 9th, 2017|Ohio Elder Law, Ohio Medicaid|0 Comments

Calculating the Cost of Nursing Care in Ohio

There’s little doubt that nursing care is expensive — and getting more expensive by the year. It can help if you estimate the costs before going in. While this can be complex, a little knowledge can get you started. Explore how to calculate the cost of nursing care in Ohio, including the different kinds of care, cutting costs with benefits, and how an attorney can help.

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By |February 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Supporting Your Grieving Parent

Losing a loved one is one of the most trying times of a person’s life, especially when that person is your partner of multiple decades. After one of your parents has passed, the surviving parent will often be left in a state of limbo, wracked with grief and struggling to move on. For children, even […]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Choosing Hospice for Your Loved One

When your loved one needs hospice care, it can be one of the most stressful, emotionally devastating times in your family’s life. In addition to dealing with your grief, you need to find the right hospice care that will keep your loved one comfortable for as long as possible. Unfortunately, not many families prepare for this event, and when it comes time for choosing hospice, they may be unaware of what to look for.

Finding the right hospice care facility is dependent on having the right information, which means you need to learn about the hospice process and what you should look for. Discover how to choose hospice care for your ailing family member and learn why you might need legal advice to help make this important decision.

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By |January 31st, 2017|Cleveland Ohio Elder Care, Nursing Home|0 Comments

Take the Blended Family Quiz

Statistics show that over 50 percent of families in the United States are part of a “Blended Family.”  Here, both spouses have brought children from a previous marriage into the new union. As you can imagine, whenever there’s a merger of people into a new family dynamic, there are new challenges which must be addressed.

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By |January 27th, 2017|Blended Families|0 Comments

Forced into Early Retirement

With the ever-rising cost of living, more and more people are working later into their lives, which is what makes early retirement such an unfortunate circumstance. Being forced into early retirement can be one of the most stressful times in your life, throwing you into economic turmoil and possibly leaving you confused as to how you should move on. Fortunately, so long as you act calmly and confidently, you can bounce back from early retirement easily and effectively.

Learn how to move forward after you’ve experienced forced early retirement and get help formulating your plan from an experienced elder law attorney.

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By |January 26th, 2017|Ohio Elder Law, Retirement Planning|0 Comments