Legal Articles, Civil & Human Rights

How do Medicare and Employer Coverage Work Together?

Medicare benefits start at age 65, but many people continue working past that age, either by choice or need. It is important to understand how Medicare and employer coverage work together.

Tips For Long Distance Caregivers

What if there is a problem and you are not around the corner to help? Being a long distance caregiver for an elderly or disabled loved one is tough.

Is There a Large Scale Problem with Court Appointed Guardians?

In my opinion, the answer to the question of “is there a large scale problem with court appointed guardians” is “no.”

Is a Roth IRA right for you?

A Roth IRA is a different type of IRA and it may work for you. In its basic form an IRA (Individual Retirement Account) is an account that you can contribute funds free of federal income taxes.

Tips for Nursing Home Admission Agreements

Would you like a few tips about Nursing Home Admission Agreements?

Medicare Beneficiaries Discuss Options for Care at the End of Life with Their Health Care Providers

Medicare beneficiaries may now discuss options for end-of-life care with their health care providers. Beneficiaries of course were already free to talk about advance care planning with their doctors or other qualified health professionals. However, practitioners were only reimbursed for such discussions during a patient’s “Welcome to Medicare” visit, a time when the topic may not seem very relevant. As of January 1, 2016, Medicare will pay physicians for speaking at any time with Medicare beneficiaries and their families about different options for care and treatment at the end of life.

Dispute Between Brothers Demonstrates Need to Plan for Long Term Care

A recent New Jersey appeals court case demonstrates how important it is for families to come up with a long term care plan before an emergency happens. The case involves two brothers who got into a fight over whether to place their mother in a nursing home. Sadly, this dispute resulted in one brother filing a restraining order against the other.

Difficult Assets in Estates or Guardianships

Oftentimes when I am assisting a family in estates or with guardianships I often find that the decedent/incapacitated person owned unique or troublesome assets.

Class Action Suit Filed After Invasive Student Searches

A blog post about students in Georgia suing their school district after invasive searches of their persons and belongings.

Constitutionality of DUI Checkpoints/Road Blocks in Connecticut

A blog post about DUI checkpoints in Connecticut and your rights surrounding them

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