Protecting Special Needs Heirs

When an heir is currently receiving SSI benefits, or if he or she may do so in the future, important steps must be taken by the parents to insure that those benefits are not terminated by the receipt of an inheritance….

Blended Families Have Special Needs

Estate planning for blended families presents unique quandaries.  In a traditional family, the parents typically leave Wills that leave everything to each other first and then to the children in equal shares after…

Lowdown on Medicaid Liens

Medicaid is a federal program administered by the state in which a person lives. Medicaid is intended to take care of persons who are no longer able to care for themselves.  The care can involve the providing of a…

Creditor Claim Protection?

As a Living Trust or Family Trust is created, all of that person’s real estate, bank accounts, vehicles, etc. are routinely transferred into the name of the trust. Some have suggested that a creditor of that person…