How to Pay for Nursing Home Care

One of the greatest fears people have about aging is loss of health and ending up in a nursing home.  How are you going to afford to pay for long-term care? There are basically four ways to pay for the cost of a nursing home:     Long-Term Care Insurance- Long Term Care Insurance is…

What are the exceptions to the Medicaid transfer penalty?

We do a fair amount of asset protection for families with loved ones entering nursing homes and deal with medicaid transfers.  We almost always transfer assets out of the medically needy individual’s name. This generally allows for the preservation of a majority of the assets and allows the medically needy person to qualify for Medicaid….

Healthcare Costs during Retirement

In the practice area of Elder Law we often deal with how to pay for the medical costs of our clients. Most of the time people do not call until they are facing a $6,000.00 a month bill from the nursing home. Most people spend a large amount of money on healthcare before they ever…

What is a LLC?

Liability shield of a LLC Like corporations, LLCs provide their owners—called “members”—with a strong statutory liability-shield that protects their personal assets from claims against their business.  Indeed, the LLC shield is arguably stronger than the corporate shield. Management structure of a LLC The default management structure of LLCs is much simpler than corporations.  The management…

Long Term Care: The Steps to Qualify

It happens often to families today. They have to move a family member into a nursing home and it is never easy. You have to take someone out of their comfortable surroundings and move them into an area that they often do not want to go. Nursing home staff try to do the best they…

Keeping the Family Business in the Family

If you own and operate a business, you need to have a plan for the future of the business in the event you become unwilling or unable to manage it yourself. The problem with most business owners is they are so busy running their business they do not take the time to plan for the…