Ways to Protect your Adult Child Who Suffers from Mental Illness Through Estate Planning

Ways to Protect your Adult Child Who Suffers from Mental Illness Through Estate Planning

As a parent of a child with mental illness, you know it is not an easy road.  There is no question that your child has faced more challenges than most and, as his or her life has continued, you have found these challenges become more complicated as your child becomes an adult. From navigating public benefits to ensuring your child has the health care needed on a daily basis to understanding the best way to communicate with your child, you...
Can You Be Paid as a Family Caregiver?

Can You Be Paid as a Family Caregiver?

Are you serving as a caregiver to an older or disabled family member? It can be an invaluable service to a loved one and a rewarding experience as well. Unfortunately, however, it can also come at a great cost. Those working as family caregivers often have to significantly reduce work hours or leave jobs in order to accommodate caregiving duties. With this significant loss of income, it may be important for caregivers to know their options...
How to Plan for Expected Changes in the Estate Tax

How to Plan for Expected Changes in the Estate Tax

Have you heard about the estate tax changes that may become law before the end of the year? While the current estate tax exemption sits at $11.7 million per person and $23.4 million per married couple, there have been proposals in the works to lower those numbers down to the  levels seen back in 2009. This would mean the estate tax exemption would be significantly reduced down to $3.5 million per person. Furthermore, estate tax rates would...
Your Parents Do Not Have to “Go It Alone” When it Comes to Nursing Home Planning

Your Parents Do Not Have to “Go It Alone” When it Comes to Nursing Home Planning

Have you found that planning for long-term care can be complex? It is true. Not only is every individual’s situation unique, but every state has their own eligibility rules for Medicaid. It may be important to seek out and consult with an experienced elder law attorney in your area to get assistance navigating these intricacies. These are some of the common mistakes that people make when applying for Medicaid without the assistance of a...
Three Technology Tips for Seniors

Three Technology Tips for Seniors

During the Covid-19 pandemic, have you considered that many senior citizens have come to rely on using technology to stay connected to friends and family? Now, even after being vaccinated, seniors may find that continuing to keep abreast of new technology to keep in touch with loved ones may be an important tool for the future. Let us take a look at three technology tips for seniors to use moving forward. Make Sure You are Secure. Prior to...