Indiana Cancels Favorable Medicaid Policy on IRAs

Posted on December 27, 2018 by Hawkins Elder Law.

This article explains some surprising new IRA protection opportunities created by recent Indiana Medicaid rule changes.

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Medicaid Lookback, Transfer Penalties, and Property Transfer Strategies

Posted on November 27, 2018 by Hawkins Elder Law.

This article includes our answers to recent questions about Indiana’s 5-year Medicaid lookback rule. The answers also explain transfer penalties, and some property transfer strategies that elder law attorneys use to protect assets from long-term health care expenses. 5-Year Medicaid Lookback Inquiry Could my spouse and I avoid the lookback legally by purchasing my parents’ home […]

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Need-Based VA Pension Rules Change October 2018

Posted on October 2, 2018 by Hawkins Elder Law.

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (the VA) published a new final rule on September 18, 2018. The new rule radically alters eligibility requirements for need-based VA pensions.  This article summarizes and explains new need-based VA pension eligibility requirements that take effect on October 18, 2018. Affected Veterans & Family Members The revised pension requirements […]

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Medicaid 5-Year Lookback Q & A

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We received a question through hawkinselderlaw.com about Medicaid eligibility, transfer penalties, and the 5-year lookback period. This article restates the Medicaid eligibility question without identifying the inquiring person and shows the typical response that we give to these questions.

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Young Parents Need Estate Plans

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This article explains why young parents need to make estate plans more urgently than the older generation that raised them.

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Estate Plans Must Clarify “Right Things”

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When an estate plan depends on someone to “do the right thing,” someone will inevitably dispute

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Does a Nursing Home Take Everything When You Need Nursing Home Care?

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Hawkins Elder Law.

We have heard variations of the myth over the years: “A nursing home will  take everything.” Savvy people rely on facts, not myths, and prepare for nursing home care before a health crisis strikes. Those people use the facts and laws to plan ahead and protect property and savings lawfully and legitimately. This article presents the facts. It also […]

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Administrative Dissolution: Avoidable Death of Corporations/LLCs/LLPs

Posted on April 1, 2018 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Avoid administrative dissolution of an Indiana corporation or other entity by updating the registered agent’s email address and the entity’s official business address on the entity’s Indiana business entity report and file the report on time. New Indiana law prohibits reinstatement of an entity that has been dissolved for 5 years or more.

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Selling an Indiana Home Without a Realtor? (Part 3)

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Hawkins Elder Law.

This article concludes our 3-part series of articles for people who want to sell their homes without realtor assistance (see recommendation to always hire a realtor in Part 1 of this article series). In this article, we describe some of the things that a seller can expect in a real estate sale transaction. A typical […]

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Selling an Indiana Home Without a Realtor? (Part 2)

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We wrote tips in our most recent article for people who want to sell their homes without realtor assistance (see recommendation to always hire a realtor in Part 1 of this article series). In this article, we describe some of the things that a seller can expect in a real estate sale transaction. If a […]

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