Families look after each other. They pitch in when a member needs help. As an elder law attorney, I see this quite often. It can be an aging parent helping out an adult child in need due to financial difficulties caused by illness, job loss or divorce.
The cost of living adjustment for 2019 for many of the government programs that affect our clients’ lives has been announced so here they are. For 2019, the Social Security Administration announced that Social Security recipients will receive an increase of 2.8%, which is greater
This week’s post is my third in a three part series regarding the new changes to the VA Aid and Attendance program. As I stated last week, the biggest focus will be on a new 3 year look back and penalty for transfer of assets. That does in many
I have written many times in the past several years about possible rules changes to the VA Aid and Attendance pension program, which provides additional income to aging veterans and their spouses who need long term care. Well, those changes are finally here and with almost no warning. The
Last week I explained that the initial reaction to irrevocable trusts vs. revocable ones is generally negative. People perceive there to be a loss of control or really a loss of the use of the funds transferred to irrevocable trusts. But, is that really true? No, it isn’t because