Probate litigation, conservatorship, guardianship

Ensure Your Kids Are Properly Cared For No Matter What Happens

24 August 2018

Do Your Homework to Ensure Your Kids Are Properly Cared For No Matter What Happens

It’s back-to-school time again, and when it comes to estate planning you may have homework to do. As a parent, your most critical—and often overlooked—task is to select and legally document guardians for your minor children. Guardians are people legally named to care for your children in the event of your death or incapacity.

The Ins and Outs of Collecting Life Insurance Policy Proceeds

16 August 2018

The Ins and Outs of Collecting Life Insurance Policy Proceeds

 

Unlike many estate assets, if you’re looking to collect the proceeds of a life insurance policy, the process is fairly simple provided you’re named as the beneficiary. That said, following a loved one’s death, the whole world can feel like it’s falling apart, and it’s helpful to know exactly what steps need to be taken to access the insurance funds as quickly and easily as possible during this trying time.

Before Agreeing to Serve as Trustee, Carefully Consider the Duties and Obligations Involved—Part 2

27 July 2018

Before Agreeing to Serve as Trustee, Carefully Consider the Duties and Obligations Involved—Part 2

 

Last week, we shared the first part of this series explaining the powers and duties that come with serving as trustee. Here in part two, we discuss the rest of a trustee’s core responsibilities. 

 

Trustee Duties

19 July 2018

Before Agreeing to Serve as Trustee, Carefully Consider the Duties and Obligations Involved—Part 1

 

If a friend or family member has asked you to serve as trustee for their trust upon their death, you should feel honored—this means they consider you among the most honest, reliable, and responsible people they know.

Mecaid Overview - Donald Baranski

18 December 2017

MEDICAID

 

When Medicaid recipient dies:

 

Half the median value of the homes in the County goes to family.

 

EXEMPTIONS:

 

Spouse                         1.         Community spouse lives in house

 

Children                       2.         Minor children or handicapped child lives in home

 

Family Member           3.         Family member lives in home who cared for Medicaid recipient for at

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