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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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When it comes to long term care planning with Medicaid, the federal government makes the rules confusing, convoluted, and so complex that families tend to throw up their hands in frustration and just spend everything until broke. That’s the way the government wants it. But if you know the...

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3 Keys to Estate Planning for HD #caregivingbasics #disability #estateplanning #guides #medicaid #medicaidplanning #planning #specialneeds #specialneedsestateplanning #trustplanning attorney advice attorneys advice certified medicaid planner common mistakes estate planning estate planning attorney estate planning strategies health care power of attorney lawyer advice medicaid plan planningattorney rules-for-medicaid-planning special needs trust Mar 18, 2024

3 Keys to Estate Planning for HD

Huntington’s Disease is a horrible affliction to individuals that also causes upheaval and turmoil within the family. But planning ahead can empower individuals, protect the family, and even provide calm within the family when crisis hits because wishes have...

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Ten Medicaid Planning Myths You Need to Know
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Ten Medicaid Planning Myths You Need to Know #medicaid #medicaidplanning the plain english attorneyā„¢ Jan 08, 2024

Medicaid Planning can be much more complex than Estate Planning, and that's because the government is paying out money rather than simply regulating a process. The hopeful truth in a horrible process is that our country is not going to simply let our seniors go without the care they need, but the...

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The Ten Medicaid Planning Myths You Need to Know #medicaid long term care planning medicare mythbusters Mar 27, 2023

It has been some time since I've covered Medicaid Myths in this blog, and some of these myths can be deadly to qualifying for Medicaid if followed through. Rather than start a list from scratch, I went straight to the source in my own book The Long Term Care Solution. Here is an excerpt from...

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Estate Planning Traps Impacting Beneficiaries with Special Needs #activitiesofdailyliving #beneficiary #caregivingbasics #disability #estateplanningbooks #guides #medicaid #specialneeds #specialneedsestateplanning Jan 09, 2023

When it comes to estate planning for a beneficiary with special needs, there is no margin for error. This is true not only in terms of making sure that they are protected from themselves or outside influences who may push them to recklessly spend money but also to prevent the loss of valuable...

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Mom Needs Help... What Do We Do?: Basic Long Term Care Options #activitiesofdailyliving #adls #caregivingbasics #estateplanningbasics #howtoprovidepersonalcare #iadls #instrumentalactivitiesofdailyliving #longtermbasics #longtermplanning #medicaid #medicaidplanning #process #seniors Dec 05, 2022

While Medicaid and Long Term Care Planning is often focused on preserving money, at least for the families who speak with me, but the overall process has to be about more than just assets and income. Unfortunately, many professionals push those aside and focus only on the money without sufficient...

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Why I Do Medicaid Planning #medicaid #medicaidplanning 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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