19 09, 2022

Who Are Parties to an Estate?

2022-09-19T10:25:56-04:00September 19th, 2022|

When people pass away, their assets go through probate — a legal process that distributes the person’s assets after death. The parties to an estate are the people involved in the probate process. Although not technically a party to the [...]

16 09, 2022

No Will? You’re Putting Your Kids at Risk

2022-09-14T15:19:42-04:00September 16th, 2022|

Many people delay the conversation or thoughts of having to prepare a will. Confronting the possibility of one’s death is not easy. However, as the recent death of Anne Heche shows us, not having a will can place a significant [...]

9 09, 2022

The FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

2022-09-08T16:56:36-04:00September 9th, 2022|

On August 17, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the sale of over-the-counter hearing aids. Devices for adults with mild to moderate hearing loss will be available in October 2022. The FDA’s rule follows President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in [...]

4 09, 2022

Be Cautious of Generic Health Care Proxy Forms

2022-09-04T13:33:51-04:00September 4th, 2022|

Doctors, nurses, and hospital staff work hard to care for their patients when they are sick or hurt. However, even when a procedure is done to save a patient’s life, a hospital cannot act without patient consent. If a patient [...]

2 09, 2022

Miller Trusts Can Help You Qualify for Medicaid

2022-09-01T16:30:02-04:00September 2nd, 2022|

Many seniors find themselves in need of Medicaid to pay for their long-term care but are surprised to learn that their modest monthly income may disqualify them. The reason for this is that Medicaid is a “means-tested” benefit. In other words, [...]

26 08, 2022

What You Need to Know About Medicaid’s Personal Needs Allowance

2022-08-25T10:44:58-04:00August 26th, 2022|

Seniors who rely on Medicaid and live in nursing homes receive a personal needs allowance — a monthly stipend the Medicaid recipient can use to pay for needs that Medicaid does not cover. Medicaid restricts the amount of the allowance [...]