Since 1972 our law firm has assisted many clients with various estate planning, probate issues, business and tax representation matters; meeting individual client's needs through individually tailored estate plans.
It is important in any Estate Plan to direct your own future choices, and designate who will manage your personal and financial affairs if you can no longer handle them for yourself? Estate Planning is critical to make your wishes known. It is also important to avoid family conflicts, and provide directions for how your assets can provide for those you care about
Estate Planning often utilizes the following documents:
(Please note, there have been major law changes, both in 2005 and 2006, that require
professional advice). See NEW DEVELOPMENTS
for an update.
Medicaid is the government assistance program for people with low-income or limited assets, having strict eligibility requirements.
For a person financially and medically eligible, Medicaid pays long-term care expenses, either in a Medicaid-certified nursing facility or through home and community based services called "Passport".
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for individuals age 65 and over - and certain disabled individuals under age 65. Whether or not eligible for Medicare Part A, you can receive Medical Part B benefits by paying a monthly premium and paying any deductibles and co-payments.
There are two parts to Medicare: