Retirement And Estate Planning: What You Need To Know

Posted on September 12, 2020 by Thomas Hynes.

Hawkins Elder Law provides an overview of retirement planning and estate planning as it relates to your finances and health care.

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SECURE Act Affects Retirement Plan Beneficiaries

Posted on September 5, 2020 by Thomas Hynes.

Hawkins Elder Law provides an overview of SECURE Act’s possible impact on your beneficiaries and what you could do if you need to make a change to your estate plan in light of the new law.

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Covid-19 Raises Teachers’ Interest In Wills

Posted on August 27, 2020 by Thomas Hynes.

Throughout the United States, a growing number of teachers are taking Covid-19 related safety precautions for the upcoming school year. For now, K-12 schools in Indiana are slated to reopen this fall without state mandates on wearing masks. Meanwhile, Covid-19 cases continue to rise, which places teachers at greater risk if in-person classes resume. Although […]

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Naming Family Members As Trustees, Executors In Indiana

Posted on August 13, 2020 by Thomas Hynes.

You might have figured out by now that you need an estate plan, which consists of things like a will, trust, powers of attorney and healthcare directives. The people who you appoint in these documents are fiduciaries – which are basically people who make important decisions on your behalf and who are responsible for acting […]

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Indiana Family Caregiver Agreement

Posted on August 6, 2020 by Thomas Hynes.

Caregiver agreements (also known as personal services contracts) in Indiana are frequently used in family situations where a son or daughter takes responsibility for caring for mom or dad often by living with them and helping them out with their daily activities. These agreements are also really important when it comes to Medicaid – a […]

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Indiana Medicaid Application Issues

Posted on July 30, 2020 by Thomas Hynes.

If you plan on Medicaid footing your nursing home bill in Indiana, be very careful when completing the Indiana Application for Health Care Coverage to avoid getting denied. Medicaid is a government program which provides healthcare benefits including long term care to low income individuals who qualify. However, all too often people have their Medicaid […]

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COVID-19 HAS TAUGHT US…

Posted on June 29, 2020 by Hawkins Elder Law.

COVID-19 has taught us many things about the world, our communities, and ourselves. We learned about distance as the pandemic followed the global economy’s connected pathways into our state capitals and hometowns. The spreading contagion revealed our interdependence as we sheltered in place. Shortages of household goods, high-speed Internet, and access to ailing family members laid bare our vulnerability and unpreparedness. This article reflects on some of those lessons and describes changes that we can expect in the future.

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COVID-19 Challenges Faith Community Assemblies

Posted on May 28, 2020 by Hawkins Elder Law.

COVID-19 challenges faith community assemblies and raises unprecedented worship issues. Churches must decide how to promote health and safety without compromising spiritual priorities. This article describes churches’ coronavirus challenges and offers some resources that church leaders may find helpful.

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COVID-19 ESTATE PLANNING CHALLENGES

Posted on April 27, 2020 by Hawkins Elder Law.

This article describes the problems and solutions that healthcare providers, government officials, and lawyers are pursuing to overcome Coronavirus challenges.

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MARRIED IRA OWNERS SHOULD UPDATE ESTATE PLANS

Posted on February 8, 2020 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Married IRA owners should update estate plans to address SECURE Act changes to IRA taxation and new Indiana Medicaid policy. This article explains why.

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