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Pet Trusts

Thinking about what will happen to one’s pets can be a major concern for pet owners. The questions about what will happen to any pets involves both deciding who will take care of the pets and also how to pay for the expenses of pet ownership. To deal with these...

Choosing a Nursing Home

There are a number of important factors to consider when choosing a nursing home. While certain factors, such as services offered and ratings, are important, it is also important to take more personal judgments into account. A particular facility may seem to meet an...

Trusts and Medicaid Planning

Trusts can be a powerful tool in estate planning, but only certain trusts can protect assets while ensuring eligibility for Medicaid nursing home coverage. Before starting any Medicaid planning, it is important to meet with an experienced, local elder law attorney to...

COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

The administration of COVID-19 vaccines has started across the United States and in Missouri. However, due to limited supplies, vaccinations will be done in phases.  For the vaccinations to be maximally effective, individuals need to receive two doses of the vaccine...

Power of Attorney for Property

A power of attorney for property is a valuable tool to protect a person’s financial wellbeing in case of incapacity. However, not all powers of attorney for property are equally effective. A form downloaded off the internet may claim to be a valid power of attorney,...

Disabled Children and Medicaid Planning

When individuals with disabled children consider how to pay for a potential nursing home stay for themselves, they not only have to worry about their own financial situation, but their disabled child(ren)’s as well. Due to the high cost of nursing home care, Medicaid...

Medicare and Nursing Home Coverage

The vast majority of nursing home stays are paid for either through Medicaid or through private means that may include long term care insurance or paying directly out of pocket. A distant third in paying for nursing home coverage is Medicare. Medicare pays for nursing...