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What Do Elder Law Attorneys Do?

Elder Law is an area of legal practice that is defined more by the type of client it serves than the more traditional fields of practice. The types of legal issues that are the focus of Elder Law attorneys’ practice include: Estate Planning: Planning that is tailored...

Using ABLE Accounts in Special Needs Planning

The ABLE (“Achieving a Better Life Experience”) Act is a federal law that allows states to establish a savings program for persons with disabilities.  The program is modeled after the 529 savings accounts.  ABLE accounts may be used to accumulate savings, with certain...

Who Pays For Long-Term Care?

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey of 2015 (“Genworth Survey”), seventy percent (70%) of Americans over the age of sixty-five (65) will eventually need some type of long-term care.  In addition, by the year 2040, twenty-two percent (22%) of the population...

Top Ten Reasons to Have a Well-Drafted Power of Attorney

Having a well-drafted, comprehensive, Durable Financial Power of Attorney (FPOA) in place is an essential element of basic estate and long-term care planning. Not only does the FPOA empower your agent to manage your affairs during a period of incapacity, it permits...