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Wills and Living Trusts

It depends on your circumstances and goals as to whether a Will or a revocable living trust makes more sense for you. But here in general terms are some observations about Wills and living trusts. Read More
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Durable Financial Power of Attorney

A durable financial power of attorney is a legal document in which you name a financial agent, who is somebody to make decisions about your financial affairs if you are incapacitated. “Durable” means that the power of attorney remains in effect n… Read More
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Surrogate Health Care Decision Making and Advance Health Care Directives

If you become incapacitated and need medical treatment, what kind of care will you receive, and who is going to make decisions for you? The answers to these crucially important questions include surrogate health care decision making and advance healt… Read More
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Legal Guardianship for Disabled Adults

Under Maryland law the court shall appoint a guardian of the person if the court determines, from clear and convincing evidence, that an individual lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions concerning his… Read More
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Medical Assistance (Medicaid) is the government health insurance program that helps pay for long-term nursing home care. Medicaid is means tested: the government looks at both the nursing home resident’s, and, if applicable, the nursing home reside… Read More
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Special Needs Trusts for the Benefit of Disabled Persons

In Montgomery County, Maryland the average cost of nursing home care is about $11,000 per month. Medical Assistance (Medicaid) is the government health insurance program that helps pay that cost. Medicaid accounts for about half of all nursing home r… Read More
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