What Can a Special Needs Trust Pay For?

What Can a Special Needs Trust Pay For?

A special needs trust, sometimes called a supplemental needs trust, is designed to provide a person with a disability the funds to enhance her quality of life while at the same time allowing her to remain eligible for needs-based public...

The Complex Modern Family Requires a New Estate Planning and Elder Care Model

A new book suggests that estate planning and elder care and a loved one’s death are especially important for today’s complex modern families. In Homeward Bound: Modern Families, Elder Care, and Loss, the authors contend that the current approach to estate...

How Estate Planning Can Help a Loved One Who Struggles with Addiction

Substance addiction is by no means rare, impacting as many as one in seven Americans. Because of its prevalence, navigating a loved one’s addiction recovery is actually a relatively common topic in everyday life. But you should also consider it when working on your...
May is National Elder Law Month

May is National Elder Law Month

What is National Elder Law Month? May is National Elder Law Month.  This designation was established by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) as a way to acknowledge the profession that supports the senior community with all of their planning needs....
Ten Different Types of Trusts – Which One Is Right for You?

Ten Different Types of Trusts – Which One Is Right for You?

Considering the myriad types of trusts available, creating an estate plan that works for your individual circumstances can seem daunting.  However, that’s what we, as estate planning attorneys, do every day. We know the applicable laws, we learn about your own...

Helping Families Deal With the Financial and Emotional Costs of Dementia

This post will discuss a debilitating condition that many Americans eventually face as they age:  dementia.  First, we will describe what dementia is and what it isn’t.  Then we will turn our focus to its costs to the individual, the family and our nation.  As Elder...

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