The Plain English Attorney Blog

Far too many attorneys overcomplicate things, making topics convoluted and difficult to understand to the average person. This blog is committed to explaining legal planning topics in an easy to understand format, in plain English. Enjoy the blogs, and please let us know if there is a topic you would like covered.

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Why I Do Medicaid Planning Apr 26, 2022

I have many posts and videos discussing how my grandmother, my father's mother dealt with probate. I haven't told the story nearly as much of how my mother's mother dealt with dementia and the role it played in me becoming a Certified Medicaid Planner (TM). This video gives the brief story. ...

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Dangerous Gifts Apr 24, 2022

Sometimes, getting a pile of money can do more harm than good. The younger a gift recipient is, the greater the risk the money is wasted, or, even worse, the money is spent on drugs or to facilitate bad life choices. Unfortunately, the top three gifting options people choose for younger...

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The Clever Attorney Apr 24, 2022

Sometimes, an attorney knowing a lot and then showing it off in the plans they create is not a good thing. Years ago, I had an uncle/trustee bring in his nephew with special needs to review the advice he was getting from the attorney who created an estate plan for his sister and brother-in-law....

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