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  • WASHINGTON STATE ENACTS UNIVERSAL LONG-TERM CARE COVERAGE
    WASHINGTON STATE ENACTS UNIVERSAL LONG-TERM CARE COVERAGE

    Our system of paying for long-term care services is badly broken. Medicare does not pay for long-term care in assisted living or in a nursing home, which many people don't realize till it’s too late. ...

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  • Congress is changing the rules for IRAs
    Congress is changing the rules for IRAs

    In May, the House of Representatives approved the “Secure Act”, a bill intended to “reform” 401(k) and IRA rules. The Senate is now considering its version of these reforms. This legislation, if ...

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  • EIGHT ELDER LAW PLANNING MISTAKES TO AVOID
    EIGHT ELDER LAW PLANNING MISTAKES TO AVOID

    Jim and Sarah were growing old gracefully but weren’t in the habit of planning ahead. Eventually, he started to have cardiac problems, and she started to show signs of early dementia, memory loss and ...

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  • What is Elder Law?
    What is Elder Law?

    Planning for your senior years involves many decisions. Even though we say, “Man plans, God laughs,” most people still want to try. Too often though, decisions are made during times of emotional ...

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  • CASE STUDY - Third Party Special Needs Trusts
    CASE STUDY - Third Party Special Needs Trusts

    Minnie was a widow and had two adult children. Her son David had autism and some health problems. He lived alone in his own apartment and functioned independently, but worked only minimally and had a ...

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  • A MEDICAID PLANNING SUCCESS STORY
    A MEDICAID PLANNING SUCCESS STORY

    Arlene lived with a daughter in a different state. Her dementia had progressed so she couldn’t really participate in her own care anymore. She needed nearly 24/7 attention. Daughter suddenly told her ...

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