27 05, 2018

Medicaid Eligibility and the Qualified Income Trust (QIT)

2018-11-08T05:38:07-04:00May 27th, 2018|

Eligibility for Medicaid long-term care assistance depends on several factors, including: Citizenship/residency Being aged, blind, or disabled Asset limits Income limits Certain types of assets are non-countable and will not affect eligibility. However, the income cut-off is a clear line: [...]

25 03, 2018

Five Estate Issues You Shouldn’t Tackle on Your Own

2018-03-25T15:58:46-04:00March 25th, 2018|

When you’re planning for your own future and providing for your loved ones, it is always beneficial to have the knowledgeable guidance of an experienced estate lawyer. Though forms and software abound to help you create documents, there’s no substitute [...]

15 12, 2017

New Jersey Lawmakers Seek to Improve Caregiver Support

2018-02-02T22:10:32-04:00December 15th, 2017|

Well over one million New Jersey residents are caring for elderly and disabled relatives, and the challenges they face can be overwhelming. Balancing responsibility for an aging relative with work, child-rearing, and the day-to-day business of life can leave too [...]

2 11, 2017

New Yorker Article Highlights Abuses in the Guardianship System

2018-02-02T22:10:33-04:00November 2nd, 2017|

Serious problems with the public guardianship system in the United States can lead to elder abuse, according to an in-depth article in The New Yorker titled “How the Elderly Lose their Rights.” Court-appointed guardians can take control of an elderly [...]

27 09, 2017

Pay Attention to the Small Details When Dealing with Long-Term Care Insurers

2018-02-02T22:10:34-04:00September 27th, 2017|

A long-term care insurance company recently cancelled the insurance coverage of an elderly woman who accidentally wrote the wrong amount on her premium check. The case illustrates the need for policyholders to pay attention to the details. Madeleine Maldonado, of [...]

5 01, 2017

Why Factoring Long-Term Care Into Your Estate Plan Pays Off

2018-02-02T22:10:43-04:00January 5th, 2017|

For most people, thinking about estate planning means focusing on what will happen to their money after they pass away. But that misses one pretty significant consideration: the need to plan for long-term care. The last thing any of us [...]