National Healthcare Decisions Day Begins April 16th: Three Health Care Documents You Need to Include in Your Estate Plan

Decisions about your healthcare are some of the most important you will ever make. Don’t put off making plans until you are unable to assert your wishes. Because planning for the unexpected now, while you are well, is so important, National Health Care Decisions Day is a week this year, Sunday, April 16th- Saturday April 22nd.  Including healthcare documents in your estate plan can ensure your decisions are always Read More

Is your family “too young” for an estate plan?

Young families face different estate planning needs and challenges than those who have had a long life behind them. While established families may be concerned about what will happen to their family when they pass on, young, growing families can be more focused on what is happening to their family in the present. And you even may find it hard to justify planning for an “estate” you haven’t yet established! But Read More

Take Advantage of National Estate Planning Awareness Week

Did you know this week is National Estate Planning Awareness Week? No, really, it is! And it isn't one of those made-up holidays like National Lemon Meringue Pie Day or International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Prompted in 2008 by estimation that more than 120 million Americans did not have estate plans to protect themselves and their families in the event of sickness, accidents or untimely death, Congress formally Read More

You Don’t Have to Spend Everything: 3 Costly Medicaid Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

By Guest Blogger, Tracey A. L. Ingle, Esq. of Ingle Law, P.C. It’s a sad story I hear all the time, “We finally spent all Mom’s money. I guess it’s time to apply for Medicaid now.” Ugh. It hurts. It legitimately hurts when I hear clients tell me their story of how they heard from someone that’s what they had to do. The truth is, long-term care is expensive. Very expensive. It’s not unusual to find nursing homes in Read More

Medicare Facts For You, Your Parents

People who are nearing the age of 65 should be making plans for the transition from private health care to Medicare. It is not a simple process or one that happens automatically. You have to initiate the enrollment process at a specific time or suffer a monetary penalty. It is important to understand that applying for Social Security benefits and enrolling in Medicare are two totally different things. Don't confuse Read More

Essential Legal Planning for New Grads

Parents: Is your “baby” an adult now?  As high school graduation approaches, you and your child may be planning for college as their next phase of life; meeting next year's roommate, selecting the fall semester's classes, and our daughter Hannah's favorite errand- buying extra-long twin sheets and shower flip flops for the college dorm. Graduation is a moment to celebrate your child's achievement (and your own)! It Read More

5 Legal Documents Every Parent Should Have

Got Kids? Parents: these are the 5 legal documents you need to have, no matter your income level or family makeup. Read More

Not The End, But A New Beginning

In the next two months, those words will ring out in high school graduation ceremonies all across the country. And if you have a high school senior in your home, then chances are that things are about to change dramatically, both for you and your high school senior. There are a few things that you need to take care of before sending your senior off to college. In essence, you need to really prepare your student for Read More

Summertime and the Living is Easy

Summertime in the U.S.A. Kids live for it… Parents spend much of the year trying to plan for it… It’s the perfect time of year to get out of our comfort zone and break free from the safe routine of daily life.  Yet along with pushing those boundaries and living the adventure comes the increased possibility of accident or injury - those unexpected events we spend the least amount of time planning for and years Read More