Revocable Living Trusts

We receive lots of questions about Revocable Living Trusts. Most people have heard about them but them actually understand little about them. A Revocable Living Trust is a legal document that includes instructions regarding what should be done with your assets when you die. Now, you may be thinking — isn’t that what a Will does? Yes, that’s exactly what a Will does, however, the key different between a Will and a Trust is that a Trust prevents the assets in the Trust from being […]

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Planning for the Future: For People of All Ages

Every year, many of us resolve to do some legal and financial planning—this is true regardless of your age or health status. Here are some things to consider when planning the future: Update Your Estate Plan: You need a Durable Power of Attorney for financial decisions and a Power of Attorney for healthcare decisions. You should also consider whether you want to sign a Living Will and Testament or Revocable Living Trust, detailing how you want your assets to pass at your death. An estate […]

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Medicaid Myths Part 1

Medicaid was considered a complicated Program w when President Lyndon B. Johnson first signed the it into law at Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, and it has grown even more complex during each of the thirty years since. Although it is a national program, it is administered by each state. The rules and regulations are constantly changing and can vary widely from state to state. So, it’s no wonder there are many myths and inaccuracies surrounding the program. This month, we are taking a look […]

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Estate Recovery

Henry and Marge Smith have lived on their family farm in Kansas for over forty years. Recently, Henry suffered a stroke and was told by his doctor he needed nursing home care. “Finding a nursing home is not the problem,” Marge says when she comes to your office. “There is a nursing home in town where my parents lived for several years. Our family was very happy with the care they received. My concern is finding the money to pay for his care.” She starts […]

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Enhancing the Quality of Life for People with Alzheimer’s and Their Families

Learning how to communicate with loved ones who have Alzheimer’s Disease is often a difficult task for families. It can be heartbreaking and confusing to witness a loved one exhibit behavior that is far from their usual temperament. In order to sustain relationships and enhance coping abilities, family members and caregivers must learn how to communicate with their loved ones in ways that can enhance the quality of life for the individual. Techniques for Communication Learning how to successfully communicate with your loved one can […]

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