ElderLaw News - March 2009

ElderLaw News

March 2009

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This Month's Articles:

Things to Remember at Tax Time

April 15th is approaching and it is time to begin crossing T's and dotting I's in preparation for paying taxes. As tax time draws near, you want to make sure you file all the proper forms and take all deductions that the elderly and their families are entitled to.

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How to Choose a Medigap Policy

Once you become eligible for Medicare, you will be inundated with offers from insurance companies for Medigap (supplemental insurance) policies. Sorting through these offers can be confusing. Not only are there nine standardized plans, but there can be huge differences in premiums between companies.

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Book Review: The Last Goodnights: Assisting My Parents with Their Suicides

What would you do if both your parents asked you to assist them with their suicides within the same year? This book explains what unfolded when one man was confronted with this question.

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Retirement Home Can Force Resident to Move to Higher Level of Care

A federal court has ruled that a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) can force one of its residents to move from her private apartment to an assisted living unit.

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Do You Have the Right Fiduciary?

When creating an estate plan, an important decision is who to name as your fiduciary. Your first instinct might be to name one of your children, but if you want to avoid conflict among the children, this might not be the best option.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this newsletter is not intended as legal advice and should not be relied upon to answer any specific questions concerning your own circumstances or for purposes of legal planning. For specific legal advice, please contact our offices.