Category: Elder Law


Planning Tips for the Sandwich Generation

Planning Tips for the Sandwich Generation The term “sandwich generation” refers to people who are raising their own children and caring for parents at the same time. If you’re “sandwiched” between these two roles, each of which is difficult enough in and of itself, the stress can seem overwhelming. Here are some tips for managing

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Guardianship, Conservatorship, and How to Avoid Them

Guardianship, Conservatorship, and How to Avoid Them Guardians and conservators are appointed to protect a person who is unable to make decisions on his or her own. This could be either an incapacitated adult or a minor child. In Maryland, a guardian over the person is granted authority to make personal and medical decisions while

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Understanding the Role of the Executor

What is an Executor? An Executor, also known as a Personal Representative, is an individual or institution designated to administer the estate of a decedent (a person who has passed away). The Executor is responsible for settling and distributing the decedent’s estate as efficiently as possible by following the instructions contained the decedent’s Last Will

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What to Look For (and Look Out For) When Choosing a Nursing Home

What to Look For (and Look Out For) When Choosing a Nursing Home We I Choosing the right nursing home is obviously a very important decision. You have to look at location, available services, and price, of course; but what other factors should you consider? AARP provides a wealth of information on this topic. Here

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  •   Elder Law
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Elder Law Attorney Speaks About Medicare Options

As an Elder Law Attorney, clients often come to me when nearing 65, overwhelmed by the many alternatives available to them in choosing their healthcare. They ask: Do I need both Medicare A and B? Do I need a Prescription Drug Plan? What about a Supplement Plan? or Medicare Advantage Plan? In this Blog we answer these important questions asked by seniors as they

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  •   Elder Law, Medicare
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Proposed New Law Tightens Eligibilty Requirements for Aid and Attendance Pension

Historically, the Veterans Administration (VA) Pension benefit known as “Aid and Attendance” has been a well kept secret .  However, for those who  have served in the military (or whose deceased spouse served in the military) during a time of war and meet certain other financial and need criteria, it can provide substantial financial assistance.  The benefit is available to a

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