January 2017

Greetings and Happy New Year from the office.  

The new year is a good time to set new goals and follow through on ideas that may have been put off in the past.  With that in mind we are launching our quarterly newsletter, Elder Law Bookmarks in an effort to keep our friends up to date on elder law topics.  While this will be a quarterly newsletter, additional short announcements may be sent from time to time when significant changes occur.  This is a time of massive legal change affecting older persons, and it will be a challenge to stay up to date with information needed to make good decisions.  

We look forward to the opportunities 2017 will bring and hope that the articles provided in this newsletter will be of use to you.  If you want information about particular topics feel free to drop me a line, and I will do my best to address the issues you want to know more about     

People with Disabilities Can Now Create Their Own Special Needs Trusts

The Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, federal legislation that will allow people with disabilities to create their own special needs trusts instead of having to rely on parents, grandparents, guardians or a court, has been enacted.

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Is It Better to Remarry or Just Live Together?

Finding love later in life may be unexpected and exciting, but should it lead to marriage?

Repealing Obamacare Will Have Consequences for Medicare

One of President-elect’s Donald Trump's campaign promises was to repeal the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, which would have implications for everyone covered by the insurance, but it could also adversely affect Medicare beneficiaries.

For Better or for Worse, States Are Turning to Managed Care for Medicaid Long-Term Care

More and more states are switching to a managed care model when dealing with Medicaid long-term care patients, a change that has resulted in a loss of services in some cases.

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Make Reviewing Your Estate Plan One of Your New Year's Resolutions

The beginning of a new year is a good time to take a look at your estate plan to make sure it is up to date. Less than half of people actually have any estate planning documents in place and many of those people may have outdated documents. 

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