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A Twofold Approach to Long Term Care Needs Is Recommended

Among the many misperceptions regarding Medicaid and long-term care planning is the myth that asset protection planning and long-term care insurance don’t work well together. Unfortunately, many individuals, including many professionals, believe these two planning options are mutually exclusive and

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It Takes Two to Protect Your Financial Future When Working With Couples

Studies show that almost half of the individuals in this country require long-term care at some point in their lives. In fact, many couples find themselves in a situation where one spouse requires nursing home care while the other spouse

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Legal Help For Veterans Foresees Long Waits After Agent Orange Case

A recent U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims case pushed Vietnam-era Agent Orange exposure back into the news, and may slow down the already sluggish Veteran’s Affairs claims process. At the end of August, the VA added ischemic heart

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Social Security and the Deficit Commission: Myths and Realities

Social Security and the Deficit Commission: Myths and Realities Social Security turned 75 on August 14. While some celebrated its successes, the dominant narrative was instead that Social Security is in trouble. Politicians and pundits took note of Social Security’s

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Responsibilities of a Special Needs Trustee

Being the trustee of a Special Needs Trust is a job that comes with great responsibilities. Many family members consider naming a relative as trustee of their child’s Special Needs Trust. However, some families choose to go with a professional

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Analyzing Alternatives to Special Needs Planning

All parents of children with disabilities worry about the day when they will no longer be able to care for them. While many parents have figured out ways to make life more comfortable for a child with disabilities while they

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Revocable and Irrevocable Living Special Needs Trusts

Once you have decided to establish a Living Special Needs Trust, you must also decide whether or not this trust will be revocable or irrevocable. There are benefits and drawbacks of each type of trust, and you must carefully consider

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Responsibilities of a Special Needs Trustee

Being the trustee of a Special Needs Trust is a job that comes with great responsibilities. Many family members consider naming a relative as trustee of their child’s Special Needs Trust. However, some families choose to go with a professional

Posted in Legal News, Special Needs

Analyzing Alternatives to Special Needs Planning

All parents of children with disabilities worry about the day when they will no longer be able to care for them. While many parents have figured out ways to make life more comfortable for a child with disabilities while they

Posted in Legal News, Special Needs