Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, and Powers of Attorney)

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Who Decides – You or Someone Else?

By Hurley Elder Care Law | September 11, 2017

Taking responsibility for tough life decisions prevents others from having to step in and make them for you, but also allows you to discover options that can alleviate the fear. Aging is difficult, with one potential loss after another. Making your own decisions can provide some control over your aging process. Following are several decisions…

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Locating Critical Information

By Hurley Elder Care Law | July 24, 2017

A parent’s unexpected health event could precipitate an immediate need to get your hands on key information and secure valuables. Before something happens, it is a good time to talk to aging parents about what you may need to provide someday. Some parents are hesitant to discuss personal matters, even with their children. For insight…

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More about the QIT

By Hurley Elder Care Law | July 12, 2017

The eligibility rules for Medicaid can be confusing, and this is especially true if you think you need a Qualified Income Trust (or QIT). In today’s blog, we want to address how the QIT (the Qualified Income Trust, or Miller Trust) is used. A QIT is needed when a nursing home resident’s income exceeds the…

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Nursing Home Medicaid for Married Couples—Understanding the QIT

By Hurley Elder Care Law | April 12, 2017

We are continuing our series of newsletters and blogs on Nursing Home Medicaid for Married Couples. The eligibility rules for Medicaid can be confusing, and this is especially true if the person seeking Medicaid has a spouse. In today’s blog, we want to address how the QIT (the Qualified Income Trust, or Miller Trust) is…

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Early Estate Planning

By Hurley Elder Care Law | September 7, 2016

Don’t wait to take care of your estate planning needs. It’s crucial to make these important decisions while you are in the prime of your life instead of waiting until you start declining.

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Estate Planning Mistakes

By Hurley Elder Care Law | May 7, 2016

Neglecting to have a will, failing to set up a trust, neglecting to update estate plans, and forgetting to plan for disabilities are all common estate planning mistakes.

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