Deaf, Mute and Blind- When Is A Person Considered “Incapacitated?”

Generally speaking, a person is considered incapacitated when he or she is no longer able or competent enough to manage his own personal affairs and maintain his or her own physical well-being. Though incapacitation can be the result of a number of mental illnesses, the Read More …

The Ethics of Medicaid Planning

Though it originated as a program to help America’s poor, Medicaid has since become one of the main long-term care providers for millions in the middle class. Generally, as most people reach the age of retirement, they realize one of two things: they’re in dire Read More …

4 Important Long Term Care Planning Tips for Couples

As we age, we never know what might happen. The future is unknown, and we might be gone tomorrow, or we might be here a long time. It’s good to plan for any possibility. For many of us, the best possibility is that we enjoy Read More …

Willing Doesn’t Make It So – The Limitations of a Will

A will is a legal document that one has drawn up prior to death that states how their assets will be allocated once they pass. This is an important step in one’s estate planning process because it can help ensure that their final wishes are Read More …

Elder Law – Asset Allocation for Retirement Planning

When approaching retirement, it is important to think about the future of your assets. The value of certain assets may decrease as time goes on, which means an individual should obtain an understanding of where they want their assets to go. Should certain assets be Read More …

Same Old Assets, Fresh New Trust – Decanting Trusts

Like wine decanting, where the contents of a bottle are poured from one container to another, decanting a trust means that the contents of a trust are being transferred to a new trust, likely because the second one brings more advantages. Since by definition, an Read More …

Ghosted: Probate Courts Say Missing is not as Good as Dead

Missing is not as Good as Dead According to Probate Court, when dealing with one’s inheritance, missing does not mean dead. Handling the estate of someone who is missing or who is presumed dead can be a lengthy process. What to Expect When Handling the Read More …

Assets on Ice: Cryogenic Estate Planning

Dennis Kowalski, a husband and father of three, recently spent $140,000 to cryogenically preserve his entire family after they die, hoping to give them a chance at a second life. He is the president of the Cryonics Institute and a paramedic, and trusts that this Read More …

5 Steps To Ensure Financial Stability For Your Elders

As our parents and elders continue to age, the topic of retirement arises more frequently. They spent most of their adult lives working with the intention of eventually retiring securely. Unfortunately, many Americans face challenges when reaching that old age of retirement. Factors such as Read More …