Indiana Medicaid may be able to cover your nursing home care, assisted living care, or in-home care. But your assets will play an essential role in whether Medicaid will cover these services. When you apply for Medicaid in Indiana, you must disclose your assets. If your assets exceed the state’s asset limits, you may have […]
Hawkins Elder Law discusses who is in control of your assets and financial affairs at various points in your life.
Medicaid application trial and error creates big problems for nursing home residents. Unfortunately, it is a common practice that creates financial nightmares for nursing home residents’ families. This article explains common Medicaid application problems and suggests when people should seek professional help from experienced elder law attorneys. Medicaid Application Trial and Error – Repetition Doesn’t […]
[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] If a person has made a will, a power of attorney, an advance health care directive, or a trust, the person may think that those documents create a dependable estate plan. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that an estate plan includes every kind of […]
[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Celebrity comedian Jeff Foxworthy has developed a series of jokes that begin with the phrase: “You might be a redneck if . . .” If Mr. Foxworthy was a lawyer, perhaps he might adapt that concept to identify some of the circumstances when an attorney’s […]
[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] New clients often ask us to prepare wills and we prepare wills for most of our estate planning clients. We tell clients that wills are important to deal with the business of dying, but death is not usually the biggest issue. A debilitating stroke or […]
[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Managing someone else’s business when they die or become disabled can take you on a scavenger hunt. You may not know what you need to find or where to find it. To make a tough job worse, privacy laws severely limit the ability of banks […]
[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Divorce and remarriage causes many estate plan complications. This article describes asset problems that some remarried couples encounter and suggests ways to avoid or reduce the hardships of those problems. A remarried person’s spouse and children may differ about who should receive the person’s assets […]