According to Fortune Magazine, two-thirds of hospices nationwide are now operating as for-profit entities. The company that owns Roto-Rooter also runs Vitas, the largest for-profit hospice provider in Texas.
Beware Unfair Nursing Home Debt Collection Practices
A nursing home cannot require a third party (such as an adult child, or friend) to guarantee payment of nursing home bills, as a condition of admission or continued stay at the facility. Despite this rule, nursing home form contracts often include boilerplate provisions requiring third party guaranties and signature by a “responsible party.”
Should I Have a No-Contest Clause in My Will?
A no-contest clause should be standard in any will, BUT you need additional protections if you believe someone will contest your will. First, no-contest clauses are not always held up in court later, for a variety of legal reasons. Second, the consequence of a no-contest clause is generally that the beneficiary will no longer receive anything in the will.
Billions of Dollars in Benefits for Older Americans Go Unused
Millions of older Americans don't known they are eligible for financial assistance. Here's how to get help.
How Do I Protect My Assets? Do I Need an Llc?
If you have a business an LLC can often be a great option. With proper planning, an LLC can protect your personal assets from business liabilities.
2022 Texas NAELA Summer Conference: "How to Craft the 'Perfect' Power of Attorney"
Jennifer Coulter and Jessica Kludt are honored to be teaching lawyers at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys conference this year.
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.
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.
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.
Special Needs Trusts: How To Protect Your Assets for the Benefit of Your Loved One With Special Needs
One of the most common tools used by attorneys in planning for public benefits is a special needs trust (“SNT”). Governmental benefits are designed to provide basic health care, food and shelter. As such, governmental benefits provide for only a meager existence to recipients.