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|Does An Inheritance Count for Medicaid?|
Kim Boyer; Durham Jones & Pinegar, P.C.;
March 13, 2012, previously published by Elder Law NewsTiming is everything. How often have you heard someone express that sentiment? And while it's often true of life in general, it's certainly true in Medicaid planning.
|Social Security Tax Break Being Extended to Year-End|
Jeffrey S. Ashendorf; Ford & Harrison LLP;
February 22, 2012, previously published on February 21, 2012Executive Summary: On February 18, 2012, the Senate passed a bill that extends the tax break on the employee portion of the Social Security Old-Age, Survivor and Disability Insurance tax (OASDI) through the end of 2012. The House of Representatives had passed the bill earlier in the week, and it is...
|Drafting Wills & Trusts|
Jack J. Hetherington;
January 31, 2012, previously published by National Business InstitutePractical information on drafting Wills & Trusts for the Elderly or Disabled
|Florida Medicaid and Long Term Care Programs|
Brittany Gloersen; Astrid de Parry, P.A.;
January 19, 2012Determining what programs are available to assist individuals with long term care needs and how to pay for these programs can be daunting. It is important to understand what services the programs provide, and what the eligibility requirements are for the programs.
|Ten Planning Issues to Address Upon Retirement|
Pessin Katz Law P.A.;
January 17, 2012, previously published on January 11, 2012A new retiree would be well served to pay particular attention to these ten financial considerations which are so often overlooked at retirement.
|The Day after Diagnosis|
Greta Bassett-Seymour, Alisa Dotson; Bassett Law Firm, LLC;
January 13, 2012, previously published on Spring 2012It may have started with a persistent cough or a pain in your lower back that just would not go away. Or maybe it was a lump or a mass you felt during a shower. Maybe it was after that other driver who hit you many months ago. However it started, it may be hard to move on from that day the doctor...
|ABLE - “Achieve a Better Life Experience” - Federal Legislation
What You Need to Know About the Proposed Law|
Bridget O'Brien Swartz; Jaburg & Wilk, P.C.;
January 10, 2012“ABLE,” has been proposed again in both houses of Congress. The purpose is to encourage and assist individuals and families in saving private funds and to provide secure funding for disability-related expenses.
|Court Of Protection - An Imminent Move and a Change to Rules|
Stephen Richards; Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
January 5, 2012, previously published on January 3, 2012Over the weekend of 7/8 January 2012, the Court of Protection will be moving from its current location in Archway to the Thomas More Building, Royal Courts of Justice.
|New Court Of Protection Rules from 12 December Should Help To Reduce Delay|
Julia Abrey, Paul Hewitt, Chris Munday, Stephen Richards; Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
December 13, 2011, previously published on December 9, 2011The Court of Protection (Amendment) Rules 2011 which come into force on 12 December 2011 make provision for Court Officers to make decisions in relation to some aspects of the financial affairs of vulnerable people. The new Rules, introduced following a Ministry of Justice Consultation in the...
|Michigan Supreme Court Debates Legality of Pension Tax|
Jennifer Weidler, Stewart Weintraub; Chamberlain Hrdlicka White Williams Aughtry;
September 22, 2011, previously published on September 14, 2011This past week, Michigan senior citizens packed into the Michigan Supreme Court to hear oral arguments over the legality of a proposed change that would impose a tax upon their public pensions. Notably, this is not the first time that Michigan was involved with litigation concerning its taxation...