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Jessica Marie Kludt

My Husband Has a Will. That Means I Don't Have to Probate, Right?

A Will prepares you for a probate, but it doesn't avoid the need to do that probate. In order to transfer title to real property and access many financial accounts, the Will must be probated. In order for a Will to be effective, it must be probated within 4 years from the date of death.

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Jessica Marie Kludt

NAELA Supports House Bill to Limit Estate Recovery

Last week, NAELA, as part of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), sent a letter of support for H.R. 6698, the Stop Unfair Medicaid Recoveries Act of 2022, introduced by Rep. Schakowsky (D-IL). The legislation would effectively end estate recovery except in instances of improper payments.

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Jessica Marie Kludt

Fideicomiso Para Necesidades Especiales: Cómo Proteger Tus Activos Para El Beneficio De Tus Seres Queridos Con Necesidades Especiales

Una de las herramientas más comunes utilizadas por abogados en la planificación para beneficios públicos es un fideicomiso para necesidades especiales (“FNE”). Los beneficios gubernamentales están diseñados para proveer cuidado de salud básico, alimento y refugio. Como tales, los beneficios gubernamentales solo proveen una pobre existencia para los beneficiarios.

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