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Guilford County Special Needs Lawyer: Special Needs Trusts Protect Government Benefits and MUCH More

Guilford County Special Needs Lawyer: Special Needs Trusts Protect Government Benefits and MUCH More

Unfortunately, many parents of children with special needs wait until their child turns 18 to consider creating a Special Needs Trust. Sometimes, they even wait until their child eventually needs government benefits like SSI or Medicaid. However, Special Needs Trusts do a lot more than just protect the beneficiary’s access to government benefits and should…

Guilford County Will and Trust Lawyer: How to Know When It’s Time to Step in and Care for Your Elderly Loved One

Guilford County Will and Trust Lawyer: How to Know When It’s Time to Step in and Care for Your Elderly Loved One

The number of adult children caring for their elderly parents is growing at a very fast pace. If you are a baby boomer and not already caring for an elderly parent, chances are high that you might be facing this situation soon.  It isn’t always easy to know when, or how, to step in to…

Elder Care Lawyer in Greensboro Offers Important Strategies for Dementia Patients

Elder Care Lawyer in Greensboro Offers Important Strategies for Dementia Patients

As an elder care lawyer in Greensboro, I work with families to prepare for any number of situations in the estate planning process. One circumstance that is especially relevant to elder care law is dementia. Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are almost exclusively conditions which appear late in life. Along with the emotional…

Guilford County Will and Trust Attorney: Sell the House, or Keep It for the Kids?

Guilford County Will and Trust Attorney: Sell the House, or Keep It for the Kids?

Like many Americans, your home may be your largest asset. However, if you have children who have grown and moved away, you’re left with an empty nest, quiet and big. You may be torn between keeping the house and passing it to your children someday, or selling it. On one hand, it may be the…

Probate Lawyers in Guilford County Share Tips for Getting Through the Process Faster and with Less Hassle

Probate Lawyers in Guilford County Share Tips for Getting Through the Process Faster and with Less Hassle

Probate lawyers in Guilford County are well-aware of the hassles and headaches that families face when a loved one’s estate goes into probate.  The process can drag out, eating up not just time but also resources that would have otherwise gone to beneficiaries.  Appointed executors find themselves with burdensome responsibilities that can compound their grief. …

Greensboro Special Needs Lawyer: You Can Now Save More Money in ABLE Accounts in 2018

Greensboro Special Needs Lawyer: You Can Now Save More Money in ABLE Accounts in 2018

The North Carolina Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, was adopted August 2015. It’s based on federal law passed in 2014 and allows people with disabilities and their families to save up to $100,000 in accounts for the benefit of a disabled person. The funds can be saved without jeopardizing the individual’s eligibility for…

Thanksgiving and Grandma’s Garden

Thanksgiving and Grandma’s Garden

By Dennis Toman, Certified Elder Law Attorney  © 2016 All Rights Reserved. Harvest time and Thanksgiving just seem to go together, wouldn’t you agree? Now when autumn fades and winter approaches, it feels right to give thanks for what the year has brought, treasuring fond memories while also smiling about good times to come. Ah, harvest time! For gardeners…

Talk With Your Parents About Long-Term Care and Their Future

Talk With Your Parents About Long-Term Care and Their Future

Odds are, your parents will need long-term care someday. Have you had a conversation with them about that yet? Don’t say it won’t happen to your parents. At least 70% of people over age 65 will require some form of long-term care services and support during their lives. (From 2015 Medicare & You, National Medicare…

Division of Assets in North Carolina

Division of Assets in North Carolina

For married couples with one spouse in a North Carolina nursing home, division of assets is an important concept to protect the spouse at home. Under Medicaid law as first enacted, both spouses needed to be impoverished in order for one spouse to qualify for care. However, Congress eventually reconsidered this, since the spouse at…

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