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Dealing with Asset Transfers

By: Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq., Chairman, Elder Law Committee The gravamen of this article is how to assess gifts made by an individual who must now apply Medicaid due to a nursing home admission. The usual scenario is that the applicant has transferred or gifted a significant sum of money to help a family, member [...]

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Current Events in Elder Law

By: Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq., Chairman, Elder Law Committee                  I’ve written previously about the legal basis for a nursing home to seek payment for services from residents of a skilled nursing facility or other responsible parties. There are countless cases involving nursing homes petitioning for an Article 81 Guardian that would have authority [...]

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Liability for the Cost of Nursing Home Care

By: Anthony J. Lamberti, Esq., Chairman, Elder Law Committee INTRODUCTION                The issue of liability for the cost of care at Nursing Homes on its surface does not seem to be very complicated but various factual circumstances that occur in these cases can add to the complications. The case usually starts with a call that [...]

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New Federal Law Aid Persons with Disabilities ABLE ACT Becomes Law

Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE ACT) On December 19,2014 President Obama signed into law the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE ACT) with significant bipartisan support. The intent of this Act is to solve the problems individuals face in finding and holding employment and living independently because their access to certain safety [...]

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Five Bad Reasons to Delay Writing Your Will

Various surveys indicate that more than 40 percent of Americans over age 55 ― and half of Americans with children ― don’t have a will. Following are five common reasons people give for their delays, and why they are poor excuses for not organizing an estate: I’m not wealthy enough to need a will. An [...]

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The Revocable Living Trust

Revocable living trusts, also known as inter-vivos trusts, are prepared for individuals and couples with sufficient property to alleviate the burdens and expenses of the probate process, and who wish that information about their assets and testamentary wishes be kept private. Like all legal documents, there are certain elements that a revocable living trust must [...]

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