Elder Care

Pending Legislation May Change Veterans Service Pension Benefits

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014
Congress has a few pending law changes that may affect Veterans Service Pension Benefits. Current regulations do not penalize veterans for making gifts or other transfers of their assets any time prior to their application for veterans service pension benefits. ...

Exempt Assets: Retain Medicaid Eligibility

Posted on: October 15th, 2013
Families need every resource available to cover the costs of nursing homes in North Carolina. A senior’s unwise spending or gifting prior to moving into a nursing home could come with a significant price tag....

Finding Elder Care in North Carolina

Posted on: August 16th, 2013
Choosing an assisted living center, nursing home, or home healthcare provider in North Carolina should not be a quick decision. Recent reports show that 1 out of 3 nursing homes nationally have reports of abuse. ...

Are You Legally Required to Care for Elderly Parents?

Posted on: August 7th, 2013
Although federal laws governing a child’s responsibility to care for elderly parents do not currently exist, this matter is addressed on the state level. Over twenty states, including North Carolina, have filial responsibility laws....

Preparing for Early Retirement

Posted on: July 23rd, 2013
Those who plan an early retirement need to take steps to preserve their assets in the face of shrinking resources and ever-increasing costs. ...

Estate Planning Concerns for Adult Children Living With Parents

Posted on: July 16th, 2013
The numbers of individuals living with extended family have only been growing. Our North Carolina estate planning attorneys blogged about estate planning issues of the “Sandwich” generation – the large pool of Americans who are caring for both their children and their aging parents. ...
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