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.
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 […]
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 […]
[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] An estate planning lawyer usually serves clients alone, without involving any other lawyers in the estate planning process. In some cases involving married couples, however, one lawyer cannot do the whole job alone because the lawyer’s ethical obligations prohibit the lawyer from serving both the […]
[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] You wake up one morning to the sound of a lawn mower running just outside your window and discover that your neighbor is mowing your lawn. Should your response be: a.) thank your neighbor for this random act of kindness; b.) offer to pay your […]