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Filing for an Adult Guardianship in Maryland

Filing for an adult guardianship in Maryland is a difficult decision for many families. It is not uncommon for caring relatives to put off such a question until it is already painfully obvious that something has to be done. A conversation with a Mary… Read More
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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Re…

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Reinforces the Need for Advance Health Care Directives & Durable Financial Powers of Attorney

One of the risks posed by the coronavirus (Covid-19) is the potential incapacity (even if only temporary) of anyone infected by the virus. Elders and individuals with serious underlying health conditions are especially in peril. This real-life risk r… Read More
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Should Your Maryland Esta…

Should Your Maryland Estate Plan Include a Trust?

Trusts are a very important tool in estate planning. They often are the best way to address an individual’s needs and wishes. Do you wonder if your estate plan should include one? While most people understand generally what a Last Will and Testamen… Read More
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What Is Medical Assistanc…

What Is Medical Assistance / Medicaid Planning for Maryland Elders?

Medicaid is a state and federal program that may help an elder with the high cost of long-term nursing home or assisted living care. In Maryland, the program goes by the name Medical Assistance — the two program titles are used interchangeably. An… Read More
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How a Revocable Living Tr…

How a Revocable Living Trust Protects Seniors From Elder Financial Exploitation

Seniors are susceptible to financial exploitation and abuse from strangers, caregivers, and even family members. Savings accumulated over a lifetime can vanish in an instant. Putting assets in a revocable living trust is one way to safeguard assets a… Read More
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What Is the Role of a Spe…

What Is the Role of a Special Needs Trust or Supplemental Needs Trust in Maryland Medicaid Planning?

When an elder requires long-term care, Medicaid may provide financial benefits to help pay the high cost. In some cases, it is necessary to use special strategies and tools to be eligible for Medicaid benefits and preserve assets to the maximum exten… Read More
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Is Your Loved One Suffering Elder Abuse? Know the Signs.

Maryland laws protect vulnerable elders from abuse, exploitation, and neglect. Recognizing the signs of elder abuse and knowing what you can do to help a victim of elder abuse is critical for everyone with aging loved ones. At The Law Office of Henry… Read More
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Understanding and Preventing Financial Exploitation of Elders

Elders face many unique challenges. Financial exploitation is one of the most serious risks they face. But exactly what constitutes financial exploitation of elders? How does it happen? What can you do to prevent it or address it? Financial Exploitat… Read More
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How a Maryland Living Trust Works

A living trust — also sometimes called a revocable living trust — is a good estate planning tool for some people. Before you decide whether a living trust should be part of your estate plan, take the time to understand how a Maryland living trust… Read More
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Elder Law: Comprehensive Legal Services For You or Your Aging Loved Ones

Our elder law clients at The Law Office of Henry Nash — most of whom reside in Rockville or elsewhere in Montgomery County, Maryland — often ask us exactly what types of matters “elder law” includes. As a relatively new area of legal practice… Read More
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