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Governor Christie Signs New Law to Cover Digital Assets

                On September 13, 2017 Governor Christie signed a new bill into law, the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (“UFADAA”).  The new law becomes effective 90 days from the date of signing, December 12, 2017.                 The issue of accessing digital assets has become an increasingly troublesome one over the last 15 years […]

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What Seniors Can Do to Protect Themselves From Identity Theft (Part 2)

                Last week I told you about what you can do to monitor your credit report to keep an eye out for identity theft that may have occurred as a result of the recent Equifax data breach.  This week we’ll talk about a more proactive approach, trying to stop theft before it occurs.                 There […]

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What Seniors Can Do to Protect Against Identity Theft

                You may have heard about the most recent data breach that occurred earlier this month.  The credit reporting agency, Equifax announced that their supposedly secure computer system was hacked.  As many as 143 million Social Security numbers, names and addresses were accessed.  Odds are that you and/or […]

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The Latest Republican Efforts to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

       Several months ago I wrote about the first attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare since the 2016 elections, which failed.  The latest attempt, revived by New Jersey Congressman Tom MacArthur, passed thru the House of Representatives.  The Senate, in secret meetings that have stirred more controversy, put out its own version which has yet […]

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Trumpcare – What Doe it Mean for Long Term Care? (Part 2)

        Last week I was discussing the impact that the Republican party’s health care bill, dubbed by some “Trumpcare”, might have on long term care.    As of Friday it appears that the American Health Care Act is dead and Obamacare, at least for now, is still with us.  Nevertheless, let’s take a look at how […]

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Trumpcare – What Does It Mean for Long Term Care?

                As is a majority of the country, I am watching with great interest the development of President Trump and the Republican party’s proposal to repeal and replace Obamacare.  As an eldercare attorney focused on helping families figure out how to pay for long term care, someone asked me the other day how would the […]

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A Most Unusual Support System

            A recent story that made the news and spread quickly via the Internet reminds us of the importance of having a support system in place because you just never know when you might need it.             In this case it came from a very unlikely source.  A Domino’s Pizza shop in Oregon noticed that […]

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Major Changes to Social Security on the Horizon (Part 2) #SocialSecuritychanges

            Last week we were discussing some of the changes to Social Security that will be happening in 2016.  Let’s look at some more.             Under current rules, if a married beneficiary applies for Social Security benefits between age 62 and full retirement age (currently 66), he/she will receive whichever is the highest benefit – […]

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New Medicaid and VA Figures for 2015

Each year, many of the programs that, as elder law attorneys, we deal with daily, such as VA Aid and Attendance and Medicaid, are adjusted for inflation through a cost of living adjustment. In the past month the Social Security Administration announced that Social Security recipients will receive a 1.7% increase in benefits starting in […]

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A Power of Attorny Gone Wrong

A power of attorney is such an important document, often central to guiding our aging clients and their families through the maze of laws, benefits and issues they face as our population continues to age and lifespans are increased by advances in medical science.  However, this document must be carefully tailored and much thought must […]

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