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Questions to Ask an Elder Law Attorney

By Eric Millhorn |

Choosing the right elder law attorney involves more than looking at a website and asking a friend if they can recommend someone. Instead, people should schedule a free consultation with an elder law attorney where they can discuss their legal issue and ask questions. To help you choose the right lawyer, we have offered… Read More »

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Changes to VA Pension Program Can Complicate Eligibility

By Eric Millhorn |

Veterans Affairs provides long-term care benefits to some of the 20 million veterans in the U.S. To qualify, a veteran must have served for at least 90 days on active duty, with at least one day during war time. However, new changes can affect the eligibility for Aid & Attendance, which is the program… Read More »

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Is it Time to Update Your Advance Directives?

By Eric Millhorn |

Advance directives like living wills and powers of attorney are an essential part of any estate plan. Should you become incapacitated, you will need someone to manage your finances and make healthcare decisions for you. However, many people fail to update their advance directives as circumstances change, and as a result they are not… Read More »

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3 Problems when Administering a Trust

By Eric Millhorn |

Many people make a trust an integral part of their estate plan. Trusts can offer many advantages, including the ability to pass assets outside probate. However, someone needs to administer the trust. Many people serve as the initial trustee, but after their deaths someone must take over, often a family member or a close… Read More »

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Watch for Signs of Caregiver Stress

By Eric Millhorn |

Taking care of an elderly spouse or other relative is a stressful experience. Many caregivers suffer in silence, afraid to reach out for help as they put their own needs behind those of their loved one. Unfortunately, as doctors have been warning for years, being a caregiver is an exhausting experience. Many people will… Read More »

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Some Family Limited Partnership Basics In Florida

By Eric Millhorn |

FLPs have been around for years, but they are just now becoming popular, primarily due to their significant tax advantages under recently-passed laws. They are also relatively easy to set up, but the attorney must be very experienced in these matters, since some complications can arise. Essentially, most FLPs have one general partner who… Read More »

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Taking Advantage Of An ABLE Account

By Eric Millhorn |

How much a person has in assets, including savings accounts, can sometimes affect the person’s eligibility for government aid and their ability to effectively plan for the future. This can be especially troublesome for people with disabilities, or for parents or guardians of children with disabilities who are organizing their estate plans with a… Read More »

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Revoking A Will In Florida

By Eric Millhorn |

Writing a will is an important part of estate planning. Depending on the assets owned, a will can be written easily and as long as it meets the legal requirements under Florida law, it will be valid. However, as life changes, a person who writes a will may want to make certain changes in… Read More »

Medicaid Planning Frequently Asked Questions

By Eric Millhorn |

In the United States, long-term health care is extremely expensive. Many people who find that they are facing a diagnosis like Alzheimer’s or other degenerative conditions may not have the money to pay for the care that they need. Even some people who have saved money may find themselves destitute after spending all their… Read More »

How to Choose the Right Executor of Your Will

By Eric Millhorn |

Making a will is an important part of estate planning. One of the things that you need to decide is who you want to be the executor of your will. If you choose a person as opposed to a law firm or other entity, you will also want to have an alternate in case… Read More »

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