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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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Does Every Maryland Estat…

Does Every Maryland Estate Go Through Probate?

In discussions about estate planning and estate administration, a basic question that many people ask is whether every Maryland estate must go through probate. Answering the question provides the opportunity to explain two commonly-used terms that of… 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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Key Differences Between Medicare and Medicaid / Medical Assistance for Maryland Elders With Long-Term Care Needs

Medicare and Medicaid (which is called Medical Assistance in Maryland) are both programs that provide healthcare-related financial assistance for Maryland elders. The names of the programs sound remarkably similar, but the programs themselves are ver… 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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