I Have Heard I Have to Deplete My Assets to Qualify for Medicaid. Should I Give My Assets to My Kids Now?

Shana Siegel, Chair of the Norris McLaughlin Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, answers your questions. This video addresses whether you should deplete your assets by giving them to your children in order to qualify for Medicaid. Hi, I’m Shana Siegel and I’m the Chair of the Elder Care and Special Needs Group at…

Tomorrow May Come Sooner Than You Think…

We recently had a new client come to see us regarding life care planning at the urging of her children. She was the primary caregiver for her husband who has advanced dementia and needs 24-hour care. She was in good health and felt she was managing well for the moment but was interested in beginning…

Is Elder Law Focused Exclusively on Medicaid Planning and Real Estate?

Shana Siegel, Chair of the Norris McLaughlin Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, answers your questions. This video addresses if elder law is focused exclusively on Medicaid planning and real estate. Hi, I’m Shana Siegel. I’m the Chair of the Elder Care and Special Needs Group at Norris McLaughlin. Is elder law focused…

What Is the Role of the Geriatric Social Worker in Your Elder Care Law Practice?

Shana Siegel, Chair of the Norris McLaughlin Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, answers your questions. This video addresses the role of our geriatric social worker, Lori Kayne, in our practice. Peace of Mind is a video blog production series from the Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group at Norris McLaughlin,…

How Is Your Practice Different From Other Trusts and Estate Lawyers or a General Attorney Who Does Wills and Real Estate?

Shana Siegel, Chair of the Norris McLaughlin Elder Care & Special Needs Law Practice Group, answers your questions. This video addresses how Shana’s practice at Norris McLaughlin differs from other trusts and estate lawyers or a general attorney who handles wills and real estate. Peace of Mind is a video blog production series from the…

Estate Planning: What Does the SECURE Act Mean for You and Your Retirement?

The SECURE Act signed into law last week is the most important retirement legislation in over a decade. The overall goal of the SECURE Act was to make saving for retirement easier and more affordable. What’s New? One major change is that the age that individuals must start taking their minimum distributions from retirement accounts…

What Family Caregivers Need to Know About Medicaid and How It Could Help Them Financially

Approximately 20% of adults in the United States provide care to their parents or other adult family members. These caregivers provide an astonishing 34 billion hours of unpaid care. The economic value of this care is approximately $470 billion.  Since most of these caregivers are also juggling paid jobs with their caregivers, they don’t have…

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