Medicaid and VA Benefits

Medicaid and VA Benefits

VA Benefits & Nursing Home Medicaid You may recall from our previous blog Medicaid Eligibility and Asset Transfer that qualifying for Medicaid can sometimes be tedious. In many situations, a person has too many assets to qualify. This can get even more complicated...
The Living Will

The Living Will

Estate Planning Series Continued Welcome to entry #7 of our estate planning series—Estate Planning 101. We continue today with a discussion of the “living will,” also known as a directive to physicians or family. It’s 3:00 on a Friday afternoon and you just received...
Pro Se Probate Litigation

Pro Se Probate Litigation

Unauthorized Practice of Law & the Pro Se Litigant In all of the 50 states, an individual may not engage in the “practice of law” without a license. What does that mean? What about someone who chooses not to hire an attorney and instead wants to appear pro se?...
Powers of Attorney

Powers of Attorney

Estate Planning Series Continues Welcome to entry #6 of our series—Estate Planning 101. Today we’re discussing Durable and Medical Powers of Attorney. If you will recall from Estate Planning 101, a Power of Attorney is used to designate an individual to make medical,...
Living Trusts

Living Trusts

Estate Planning Series Continues Welcome to entry #5 of our estate planning series—Estate Planning 101. Long time readers will remember that Trusts aren’t just for rich people. If you will recall from Estate Planning 101, a Living Trust can to “help manage your assets...
Disposition of Remains

Disposition of Remains

I’m Dead, Why Do I Care? Why would you worry about the disposition of your remains? What does that even mean? Are there really that many options? When a person dies, someone must make decisions concerning their burial and funeral arrangements; they must “dispose” of...