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December 5, 2022 DLG

One of the hardest challenges in life is contemplating death. Yet it is very important to think carefully about the medical treatment we would want for that challenging time. Medical technology can now

November 28, 2022 DLG

An estate plan specifies how your property will be distributed when you die and provides instructions regarding how to care for your dependents. If you have people who you love and care for,

November 21, 2022 DLG

There is nothing better than good news on the health front these days. Now there are some, for the huge numbers of people suffering from Alzheimer’s dementia and ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly

November 14, 2022 DLG

Medicaid and inheritances are tricky areas to navigate, and mistakes can cost you a lot of money. When a person is drawing Medicaid benefits and inherits money or property, that inheritance jeopardizes the

November 7, 2022 DLG

A fair division of assets among children is an obvious and right choice in many situations. Yet, in some families, each child receiving the same inheritance can be inappropriate, deplete the estate’s assets

October 31, 2022 DLG

For estate planning, wills and trusts offer specific and quite different advantages. Each state has specific laws and regulations governing these legal documents. You can have both a will and a trust; however,

October 24, 2022 DLG

A broken bone or head injury causes one out of five senior falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Injuries of this sort can make life difficult for an older

October 17, 2022 DLG

A child who depended on you for everything will become an adult overnight when they turn 18 (in most states). Now your child is free to vote, marry, apply for a credit card,

October 10, 2022 DLG

There has been an increase in the popularity of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) throughout the country. Sometimes referred to as life plan communities, the goal is to provide a long-term care option

October 3, 2022 DLG

While elder law and estate planning are often used interchangeably, there are important differences between the two. While some overlap exists between the two, learning and implementing strategies from both law practice types