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Elder Law can include estate planning, health care planning, planning for incapacity or mental incompetence, preparing applications for or the management of the receipt of benefits, guardianship, and asset preservation.

February 7, 2020
Estate Planning for Your Elderly Parents

Estate Planning for Your Elderly Parents

A well-planned estate will ensure that your parent’s wishes are carried out as well as making sure that they receive the best care possible without putting a financial strain on them or other family members.
January 5, 2020

The “Look-Back Period” for a Medical Assistance Application

"The Medical Assistance or “Medicaid” applicant must meet several criteria to obtain benefits. If deemed eligible, Medicaid will partially offset the applicant's cost of nursing home care.
December 7, 2019
Estate Planning Mistakes

Common Mistakes of Estate Planning

Like many people, you may be avoiding estate planning. However, it's necessary so that you can avoid confusion & prevent a potential great burden for your loved ones.
December 5, 2019
Probate Attorney in Towson, MD

Should I Hire an Attorney to Probate an Estate?

You are named as Personal Representative (PR) in a person's Last Will & Testament, and now they have unfortunately died. Now what?
October 30, 2019
Estate Planning for Families

Estate Planning: First Steps

A certain level of preparation will make drafting an effective estate plan that best reflects your wishes not only possible but a whole lot easier.
October 15, 2019
Estate Planning Documents

What is a Trust?

A trust is a written document that creates a relationship between persons. The grantor or settlor is the person who creates the trust. The terms of the trust are set forth in the document.
July 1, 2019
What is Elder Law?

What is Elder Law?

This field of law secures proper care and future security for the growing elderly population. More importantly, it is an opportunity to embrace the idea of pre-crisis management and planning for the future.
March 22, 2019
Using Immediate Annuities to “Spend Down” for Medicaid

Using Immediate Annuities to “Spend Down” for Medicaid

To qualify for Medicaid, a Federal program wherein the government pays a portion if not all of an elderly patient’s long-term care costs, an applicant cannot own more than $2,500 in countable assets.
January 15, 2019
Fiduciary Representation in Towson

An Overview of the Maryland Estate Tax

Like its Federal Counterpart, the Maryland Estate Tax (MET) is not collected from every estate passing assets through probate.
November 7, 2017
Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act

Elder Abuse Prevention & Prosecution Act

A new federal law passed in October 2017 is aimed at combating Elder Abuse through a more thorough understanding of the issue and prosecution of the perpetrators.
July 9, 2015
Recognizing Elder Abuse: Real Threats to Seniors

Recognizing Elder Abuse: Real Threats to Seniors

Elder abuse is defined as “any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver to an elder person that causes personal, financial, or physical harm or serious risk of harm.”
November 14, 2014
Hospice Care—Choosing Wisely

Hospice Care—Choosing Wisely

Among its many attributes, Baltimore is one of the nation’s leaders in medicine. This reputation for high-quality health care extends to Baltimore’s hospice care providers as well. However, as detailed by a recent series of Washington Post articles, that experience is not universal.
October 13, 2014
The Highs & Lows of the Home Health Care Sector

The Highs & Lows of the Home Health Care Sector

As baby boomers approach and live past retirement age it is no surprise that significant demands will be placed on every industry associated with caring for the elderly.
July 16, 2014
Aging in Place

More Americans are aging in place. Can towns and cities adapt?

The age of the older American homeowner is upon us. The question is: Will communities be ready for the challenges that come with that?
June 11, 2014
Legal Services in Towson, MD

Nursing Home Admission Agreements

Nursing homes require a written “Admissions Agreement.” This is a complex and binding contract typically signed before admission occurs.
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