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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Family Property – When Blessings Become Curses

Posted on September 26, 2016 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] God told the Israelites in the 25th chapter of the biblical book of Leviticus that in every 50th year, a family would regain ownership of land that the family’s ancestors had sold during the past 50 years. The Mosaic Law ensured the blessings of property […]

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Does the law really change enough to make estate plan updates important?

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] We have written more than once in our blog about the need for people to update their estate plans regularly. We get questions from people sometimes about whether the law really changes enough to justify estate plan updates. This week, we answer that question with […]

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Unreasonable Family Promises Create Unbearable Burdens

Posted on August 22, 2016 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] The Apostle Paul described balanced responsibilities of children to honor their parents and parents to behave reasonably toward their children this way: “As for children, obey your parents in the Lord, because it is right. The commandment Honor your father and mother is the first […]

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What a Farmer Has Joined Together, Let No Kids Tear Asunder

Posted on March 21, 2016 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] One of farming’s “Holy Grails” is to assemble tracts of farmland that join together as one big block so that the farmer can move from one field to another without having to transport equipment down roads or highways. Such a farmland assemblage saves incredible time, […]

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