Category Archives: Elder Law

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Grinding Out Profits in a Trust Mill

I walked into an orthopedic doctor’s office the other day. He looked at me and said, “I recommend immediate bilateral knee replacements for you, sir.”   “My knees feel fine,” I said, “I came because my shoulder is hurting.”   “The shoulder can wait,” he snapped, “You need those knees replaced.”   I said, “I don’t think so,” and did Read More


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Dope Houses for Vulnerable Seniors

If someone close to you is in a nursing home, there is a one-in-five chance that he or she is improperly medicated with a dangerous antipsychotic drug. As of November 2017, more than 20% of the 1.4 million residents in U.S. long-term care facilities (LTCFs) receive antipsychotic drugs. However, fewer than 2% of the population have a diagnosis that is Read More


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Do Not Leave your Personal Representative in the Dark

When a will is drafted for an estate plan, always compile a complete list of intestate heirs, including their addresses. Intestate heirs are relatives who would inherit if there were no will. When a will is probated it is necessary to notify all heirs, not just named beneficiaries and devisees. Excluded beneficiaries must have the opportunity to challenge the will Read More


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Sabotaging the Affordable Care Act Does Not Equal Repeal and Replace

President Trump campaigned on the claim that the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is unworkable and will collapse of its own defects. It is not and it will not, so the President has decided to sabotage it by blocking funding allocated by Congress to subsidize health care for low- and median-income Americans.   The President’s action will deprive millions – Read More