Be Wary when Signing Nursing Home Admission Paperwork

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Placing a family member in a nursing home is a difficult and traumatic event. One of the obstacles to be overcome is reviewing and signing the facility’s admission paperwork. This typically involves many pages of complicated provisions and jargon. There is a temptation to just sign wherever directed without even trying to read and understand […]

How to Avoid an Estate Planning Tragedy

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You see me here, you gods, a poor old man, As full of grief as age; wretched in both. -King Lear, 3.2 I recently purchased a copy of King Lear. Somehow, I had never read this Shakespeare classic. Now, being semi-retired I have some time to read things like this that I missed. Wow. This […]

Going Home from the Hospital: The Fast Appeal

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You are notified that you will be discharged from the hospital this afternoon. But you are concerned that your discharge is taking place too soon. You think you need additional in-patient care in the hospital. What can you do? Can you stop your scheduled discharge? Hospital discharges don’t always take place at the ideal time. […]

Relief from Medicare Part B Late Enrollment Penalties

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Medicare to Provide Relief for Late Medicare Part B Enrollment Penalties in Certain Circumstances Many Americans who enroll in Medicare Part A mistakenly think that because they have a Marketplace Insurance plan, they do not need to enroll in Medicare Part B. Unfortunately, enrolling in Medicare Part B late can result in late-enrollment penalties. These […]

Estate Planning – How to Begin

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Estate planning is a process that you use to protect your loved ones and your home and savings. You know you should do it, but where should you begin? How are you supposed to know what estate planning documents make sense for you? It is hard to get started. Earlier in my law career in […]