Is Long-Term Care Medicaid Planning Right For You And Your Family? 

Posted on August 31, 2022 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Are you concerned about your health care needs becoming a drag on your family? Are you worried that if you don’t rely upon your family, you’ll have to drain your assets to pay for your care? Being proactive and taking steps today to eliminate these concerns can greatly benefit you down the road. This article […]

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Does My Income Disqualify Me From Medicaid Long-Term Care In Indiana?

Posted on August 23, 2022 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Did you know that if your income is higher than Medicaid’s income limits, you may not qualify for long-term care through Medicaid (also known as Medicaid nursing home coverage)? An experienced Medicaid attorney can help you determine if you will be eligible for this type of Medicaid based on your current assets and income, among […]

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Retirement And Estate Planning: What You Need To Know

Posted on September 12, 2020 by Hawkins Elder Law.

Hawkins Elder Law provides an overview of retirement planning and estate planning as it relates to your finances and health care.

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Posted on November 25, 2019 by Hawkins Elder Law.

This article describes special problems challenging some older married folks, and explains how elder law attorneys are using family law tactics to help solve those problems.

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Posted on July 16, 2019 by Hawkins Elder Law.

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 […]

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Medicaid 5-Year Lookback Q & A

Posted on October 2, 2018 by Hawkins Elder Law.

We received a question through 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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Senate Proposal to Repeal “Obama Care” – Good for Some, but Terrible for Nursing Home Residents

Posted on June 28, 2017 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] This week, the United States Senate is considering a 145-page Republican proposal called the “Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017” that includes provisions to repeal “Obama Care.” The Senate Republican Policy Committee has published a section-by-section summary of the proposal. The proposal is full of […]

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Avoiding Probate is Easy – But Not Always Wise

Posted on May 23, 2017 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] We have heard people tell us for decades that they want to “avoid probate.” They say it as if they want to avoid cancer. Most people have no idea what it is that they think they should avoid. Fewer people know that the “probate” concept […]

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Life Insurance, Funeral Expenses, & Medicaid

Posted on November 27, 2016 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] There is an old saying that, “the two certainties in life are death and taxes.” Those certainties used to inspire life insurance purchases to provide money for funeral expenses and “death taxes.” Today, increased estate tax exemption and the Indiana inheritance tax repeal have eliminated […]

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Crisis Management for a Nursing Home Resident without an Estate Plan

Posted on October 17, 2016 by Hawkins Elder Law.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] Most of our blog articles encourage people to make estate plans while they are healthy to avoid a legal and financial crisis when they get sick. Unfortunately, many people are too deep in denial to admit that they to plan, or they procrastinate until it […]

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