SERVICE AND ASSISTANCE ANIMALS – PART 2

Posted on November 24, 2019 by Hawkins Elder Law.

We are focusing this article on some of the legal and public policy issues affecting service animal and assistance animal availability and usage.

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SERVICE ANIMALS AND ASSISTANCE ANIMALS – PART 1

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Service animals and assistance animals are advancing far beyond family pet status. High-performance creatures are helping military veterans and other people adapt to and overcome many disabilities.

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Fancy Estate Plan Binders Hide Weak Contents

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“Fancy estate plan binders hide weak contents” should be a mantra for estate planning lawyers and their clients. We have heard clients praise the appearance of leather estate plan binders; especially binders embossed with gold lettering, Unfortunately, most of those clients pay dearly for weak estate plan is that did not address their issues adequately, […]

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Personal Business Records Organization Tips

Posted on February 1, 2019 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Few people manage their personal business records properly, so this article gives record-keeping tips.

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Medicaid 5-Year Lookback Q & A

Posted on October 2, 2018 by Hawkins Elder Law.

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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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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Selling an Indiana Home Without a Realtor? (Part 1)

Posted on February 26, 2018 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] We encourage people to use realtor services to sell property instead of trying to sell real estate without realtor assistance. Realtor services can help maximize the sale price (often dramatically) and minimize distractions and headaches that require sellers to take time off work. However, we have tips […]

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What Reverse Mortgage TV Commercials Don’t Tell You

Posted on September 4, 2017 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Tom Selleck and other charming celebrities have pitched reverse mortgage plans to senior citizens for years in television ads like Selleck’s ad posted on YouTube. Mr. Selleck says reverse mortgages are not “too good to be true,” but should people believe him? Well, it depends… […]

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Know and Protect Your Boundaries

Posted on April 18, 2017 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Three of the most emotionally volatile kinds of legal conflicts that people can encounter are child custody battles, family disputes over a deceased person’s assets, and arguments between neighbors over property boundary lines. Disputes over children and estate assets often stir intense emotion, but the […]

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