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How Do Annuities Work With Medicaid Eligibility?
  • Published: May 3, 2018

The Illinois Department of Human Services has 90 days from when basic Medicaid recipients apply, to determine if they are eligible for long-term Medicaid. If not, they’ll be automatically eligible for the long-term benefits, according to a recent ruling from a federal judge. The Cook County Record’s recent article, “Judge orders IL state agencies to move quicker on applications for long-term Medicaid benefits,” said…Read More

Rudy Giuliani’s Latest Divorce Will Be Expensive
  • Published: May 2, 2018

Think Advisor recently published an article, “Rudy Giuliani's $60M Divorce: This Time It's Going To Hurt.” It will be contested, and there’s no prenuptial agreement—and Rudy’s been trying to keep a low profile. The article says that the deck on this split is deeply stacked against the former New York City Mayor. There is estimated to be $60 million at stake. Rudy is…Read More

What If You Live TOO Long?
  • Published: May 1, 2018

While you want to live a long and healthy life, you might not want to live too long. That’s because you’ll need to have saved enough money to take care of yourself until the end of your life. The Washington Post recently reported in its article, “Your long life could be the death of your retirement savings,” that one thing is certain: when…Read More

The DJ Casey Kasem’s Daughter Speaks On Elder Abuse Awareness
  • Published: April 30, 2018

A petition was recently filed in San Diego probate court, through an attorney, by the family of James Donald Hess. They accused his new wife and former caregiver of "physically and verbally abusing him and asserting undue influence over him." ABC 10 News San Diego reports in its story, “Family questions elderly father's marriage to caregiver,” that Don Hess isn’t in the best…Read More

Wyoming High Court Reviews
  • Published: April 27, 2018

The Supreme Court of Wyoming recently reviewed a trust case involving an in terrorem clause or no-contest clause. It’s a term in a legal document that’s designed to threaten someone, usually with litigation or a penalty, for acting or to keep someone from acting. In this case, a trust's in terrorem clause stated that any challenge made by or on behalf of the settlor's…Read More

Ohio Prosecutor Says Criminals Preying on Seniors, Beware
  • Published: April 26, 2018

The Journal-News reports in the article, “105-year-old woman trying to help grandson gets scammed out of $4,800,” that Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser remarked that “When you steal from the elderly you are looking at a felony, we are going to pay attention to that.” Assistant Prosecutor Gloria Sigman successfully prosecuted three scammers, a couple who scammed a 105-year-old grandmother out of $4,800…Read More

Michigan Legislature Looks at Medicaid Work Requirements
  • Published: April 25, 2018

Kiplinger’s recent article, “Medicare Doesn't Cover Hearing Aids but Retirees Have Options,” reminds us that hearing loss is so gradual, that you don't really recognize it until your hearing is impaired and it becomes quite bad. There's still a stigma attached for boomers about wearing hearing aids. As people age, they often don't recognize hearing decline or seek treatment for it. It takes…Read More

Talking With Parents About Their Retirement Planning
  • Published: April 23, 2018

A 2016 Fidelity study found that 38% of parents say they don't talk to their adult children about retiring, because the conversation never comes up. Motley Fool says in its recent article, “3 Tips for Talking to Your Parents About Retirement,” that the importance of having retirement talks with your parents can't be overstated. A Fidelity survey found that 93% of adult children…Read More

Estate Planning Is Critical, Especially With The New Tax Law
  • Published: April 20, 2018

The new tax law will greatly decreases the number of people who will be subject to the federal estate tax. This does not mean you don’t need an estate plan. In fact, you need to review your plan now. Forbes’ recent article, “7 Reasons To Revisit Your Estate Plan, Trump Tax Law Aside,” says that even if one’s estate is unlikely to be…Read More

  • Published: April 19, 2018

Judge John M. Bailey of the Court of Appeals of Texas recently wrote the opinion in the Court’s decision in the case of “In the Estate of Mathis,” which involved a dispute arising from mediated family settlement agreement. Michael Mathis appealed a decision from a contested probate proceeding that was resolved by a mediated family settlement agreement and mutual release. The decedent,…Read More

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