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HTMLAccessing Digital Assets
Pessin Katz Law P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
January 29, 2015, previously published on December 26, 2014
For several years the Uniform Law Commission (the “ULC”), a non-partisan body that conceives model laws addressing legal issues of widespread importance, which legislatures are free to adopt fully or in modified form, has worked on the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act or...

 

HTMLSo Long Sole Benefit Trust?
David E. Waterstradt;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2015
Michigan policy change alters the planning necessary for a married couple to qualify for nursing home Medicaid.

 

HTMLNew Report Judges Cities on Suitability for Seniors
Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor Reed Professional Association;
Legal Alert/Article
December 26, 2014, previously published on November 24, 2014
The Milken Institute just released a report on the “Best Cities for Successful Aging” which ranked 352 U.S. metropolitan areas based on how well their physical and social surroundings support health, engagement, productivity and purpose as people age.

 

HTMLThree Tips to Start a Conversation on the Challenges of Aging
Norman ("Gene") E. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014
Adult children and aging parents agree that it is important to discuss how aging impacts the parents' independence. Many, however, find it difficult to initiate, much less have, a meaningful conversation on this subject. A conversation about reduced independence can be emotionally charged,...

 

HTMLPlan Now to Avoid Future Problems
Norman ("Gene") E. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014
The problems seniors face traveling through life can erupt suddenly or start small and grow more serious over time. A family crisis can arise when a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, has a chronic illness or is admitted to a nursing home. Often that is when the estate planning documents are...

 

HTMLUnderstanding Options for Long-Term Care
Norman ("Gene") E. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014
Harry and Sally, a married couple, have lived in the same home on Chestnut Drive for over 30 years. They love their home, and want to live out their lives there. As time goes by, however, adjustments made in the home to accommodate Sally's arthritis and Harry's physical challenges from a stroke are...

 

HTMLWhen to Seek Help to Avoid Planning Mistakes
Norman ("Gene") E. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 22, 2014
Senior adults face many challenges to their health and financial security. Some of these problems can be resolved in the family but many of those self-help decisions can hurt the family financially. Seeking advice from elder law attorneys can help you be secure in your decisions and bring you peace...

 

HTMLAre Your Estate Documents Right for You?
Norman ("Gene") E. Richards; Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014
Experts predict that by the year 2030, about 20 percent of our population or 71.5 million Americans will be seniors. Each of those seniors will have questions and need specialized legal advice about aging-related issues.

 

HTMLSocial Security Benefits to Inch Up 1.7 Percent in 2015
Leah Mitchell McElmoyl; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
November 15, 2014, previously published on Fall 2014
The nation's elderly and disabled Social Security recipients will receive a 1.7 percent increase in payments in 2015. This is expected to raise the average monthly payment for the typical retired worker by $22. The increase is slightly higher than last year’s 1.5 percent cost-of-living...

 

HTMLWhen a Parent Retires, a Child with Disabilities Could Qualify for SSDI
Leah M. McElmoyl; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
October 31, 2014, previously published on Fall 2014
When the parent of an adult with disabilities retires, the child may qualify for federal disability benefits, even if the child has never worked.

 


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