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Category Archives: Elder Law
Click here to listen to Emily Crim’s recent podcast on estate planning for same-sex couples, as part of Mirick O’Connell’s On Air with Mirick O’Connell podcast series.
The daily headlines are filled with horrific stories describing hundreds of coronavirus deaths at nursing homes across the country. The most vulnerable in the country are the elderly and those with underlying health issues. Nursing homes, by their very nature, … Continue reading
I see about 500 new individuals or couples every year to talk about their estate plan. Occasionally, I find couples who have done no planning at all. In the vast majority of cases, though, people have a plan. It just … Continue reading
Over the past few weeks, our country has been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. For seniors and those with disabilities, this health crisis is particularly challenging and scary. Recently, there have been changes to the Medicaid program and guidance … Continue reading
Thanks to modern technology and medical advances, the chances of detection of a chronic illness are much greater than they were say in the 1970s; the likelihood of living a bit longer and enjoying that extra time also outweighs that … Continue reading
This past month two different people called (neither of them were an existing client) with the same story. Each one had a relative close to death and wanted to know if there was anything that should be done. In each … Continue reading
In the spring, as part of a my seminar series, I will be presenting “Elder Law for Couples,” in which I will discuss the ins and outs of estate planning for seniors. One of the new issues is a new … Continue reading
If you or your spouse is chronically ill, here are four quick tips to consider if you itemize deductions on your income tax returns: LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE PREMIUMS ARE USUALLY DEDUCTIBLE. They are part of your medical expense deduction. … Continue reading
Below is a listing for two of my upcoming programs. Contact your local Council on Aging for more information and to register. If you miss a program, you may always watch them on your local cable access station or on my … Continue reading