Planning for incapacity is one of the most essential, and often overlooked, components of a complete estate plan.  A Durable Property Power of Attorney enables you to nominate an agent, and preferably a few successor agents, who can act on your behalf to manage your property and finances.  The Power of Attorney…

      I am often asked by clients about making lifetime (“inter vivos”) gifts to children and other family members to avoid probate and protect assets from being consumed by long term care expenses (e.g. nursing home care).  My short answer is that inter-vivos gifting is never the best option.       Medicaid…

As we get older, the chances that we will need long-term care significantly increase. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates that 7 out of 10 people who are turning 65 can expect to require long-term care at some point in their lives. People who require long-term care may need it…

    October is National Special Needs Law Month. At Burroughs Elijah law firm, our attorneys work with special needs beneficiaries and their families to develop legal strategies designed to (1) designate individuals who can make important financial or health care decisions in the event of incapacity and (2) avoid a possible interruption in means-tested…