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Why an Updated Advanced Healthcare Directive Is Important

Posted by Scott Hoh | Oct 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

In this Covid-19 epidemic, a wrenching question especially demands an answer: if you or someone you love is taken down into life-threatening illness, how far would you want extreme life-prolonging measures to be tried? For us who are particularly vulnerable – seniors, those with compromised immu...

The Importance of Keeping Your Estate Plan Current

Posted by Scott Hoh | Oct 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

You should check your estate planning documents every so often, to make sure they're still good, especially with big life changes like births, marriages, divorces, and moving to another state. Children grow up, marriages dissolve, property gets sold, residences change. That's why we recommend tha...

Do I Need a Trust?

Posted by Scott Hoh | Oct 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is a common question we hear. Read on for information to help figure out whether you need a trust and, if so, what kind fits your specific situation. For example, maybe you have a disabled child and you want a trust to permit that child to inherit without losing government benefits. Maybe y...

Holding Title to Real Estate Property

Posted by Scott Hoh | Sep 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

For many people, real property, including their home, is a big part of their overall net worth.  How the home and other pieces of real property is titled deserves careful consideration. Real estate constitutes the land and any structure, including vegetation, livestock, crops, and other natural r...

How to Avoid Probate Court

Posted by Scott Hoh | Sep 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many people have been told that it is important for people to “avoid probate.” But just because people may have heard that term, doesn't mean they know exactly what probate means, why it can be a problem or how to successfully avoid it. In this post, we will take a look at the term probate to und...

Resources to Assist You In Better Understand Medicare

Posted by Scott Hoh | Sep 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

For those interested in information on Medicare, understand that applying for the benefit sometimes seems like a double-edged sword. On the one hand, Medicare is obviously a good resource because it provides medical benefits to seniors who are often on a fixed income. On the other hand, however, ...

A Growing Number of Seniors are Experiencing Bankruptcy

Posted by Scott Hoh | Aug 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Due to several underlying variables, the US is seeing an increased amount of bankruptcy among seniors. While medical advances are keeping seniors alive longer, the associated healthcare costs in the quest for longevity are being off-loaded onto the older individual at a time when reduced income i...

Looking to Complete Your Estate Plane Online? We Can Help!

Posted by Scott Hoh | Aug 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Maintaining proper social distancing routines is crucial in stopping the spread of this virus. Call or email us to find out how we can help you complete your estate plan without taking a single step outside your safe home. Formerly, most states required that important legal documents must be sig...

States Are Bracing for the Baby Boomer Retirement Surge

Posted by Scott Hoh | Jul 31, 2020 | 0 Comments

There are demographic and cultural shifts occurring in the United States with a surge of baby boomer retirement on the horizon. The baby boomer generation continues to “gray” the country and is changing the way individual states set budgets and health care policies.  More attention will be paid t...

Uses for a Personal Property Memorandum

Posted by Scott Hoh | Jul 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Family members often end up arguing over mom or dad’s favorite items when that parent dies. Arguments can take place over things like a coffee mug, a piece of jewelry or a painting. These types of arguments can be eliminated by filling out a personal property memorandum and keeping it with your will or trust.

The State of U.S. Nursing Homes

Posted by Scott Hoh | Jun 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

The most vulnerable of Americans are in our nation’s nursing homes. When the novel coronavirus did hit, these nursing homes became its ground zero as many residents and workers did not receive testing, and staff found obtaining personal protective equipment a struggle.

Helping Seniors Adopt Technology

Posted by Scott Hoh | Jun 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

You are a caregiver to your parent, but you live 4 hours away and can’t be there to help with everyday activities. Technology can help, but only if you and your parent(s) are able to understand and use it effectively.

Should Elder Care Facilities Reopen?

Posted by Scott Hoh | Jun 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

As many state officials now begin to ease current Covid-19 restrictions, the May 10th Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is considering likewise for nursing-home residents and their families.

Should I transfer the deed of my house to my children to avoid the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax?

Posted by Scott Hoh | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

This blog discusses the pros and cons of whether or not it makes sense to transfer deed ownership of a property into the names of children or other family members to protect the asset before entering an assisted living facility or as a method to avoid the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax. The answer is - it depends. Each family situation is different and we need to evaluate what is the best way to protect an elder law client.

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