Transfers During Medicaid’s Look-Back Period

Posted on June 27, 2021 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Grandparents often love to shower their grandchildren with money and expensive gifts. These wonderful heartfelt gifts may cause joy in the moment, but some of them may be costly down the line. Why? State and federal laws penalize some gift-givers for making “uncompensated transfers.” What Are Uncompensated Transfers? Federal law prohibits states from paying long-term […]

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What Is Family Business Succession Planning?

Posted on November 19, 2020 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Hawkins Elder Law discusses what business succession planning entails and what you could do to avoid your business closing down abruptly if you die or become disabled unexpectedly.

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Three Common Estate Planning Problems Waiting To Happen

Posted on October 29, 2020 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Hawkins Elder Law provides you this overview of issues you might face with family members as it relates to your estate plan.

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Indiana Family Caregiver Agreement

Posted on August 6, 2020 by Hawkins Elder Law.

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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Estate Planning: Avoiding Confusion

Posted on November 18, 2014 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Many people who think of “probate” or an “estate” think of heirs arguing over a deceased person’s wealth. Thankfully, most estates are not contested and they lack Hollywood-style drama. Estate disputes usually involve unclearly worded wills or inconsistent statements about estate plan intentions from the […]

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