Category Archives for Elder Law

If Hospital Won’t Allow Visitors Here is what you need

If your loved one is in a Hospital, Nursing Home or Assisted Living and they are limiting visitors to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus this is what you need to do: Does your loved on have an Advance Health Care Directive? If so find it, see who they named as their agent (the […]

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Protecting My Clients from COVID-19

It is my goal to ensure the health and safety of both our clients and staff. We are closely monitoring the outbreak developments and CDC recommendations regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please read below about the steps we are taking to prevent the spread of this outbreak: I am taking proper precautions as determined by the CDC […]

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New Law Regarding Inherited IRAs

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ALERT! There is a new law regarding inherited IRAs. Here are all the facts: SECURE Act and the Death of the Stretch-IRA On May 23, 2019, the House of Representatives passed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Bill of 2019 (the “SECURE Act”). Congress just agreed to a bipartisan appropriations bill that will […]

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Caregiver: Did You Take Care of Your Planning?

Caregiver with Elderly Man

I meet many people who are in their 80s and 90s, and almost all of them are facing some kind of health challenge. I focus on making sure that my clients have a plan for both what happens when you die and what happens when you live and need help with care and paying your […]

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The MUST HAVE Holiday Conversation

Holidays are just around the corner and families will be gathering to celebrate. This is the time of year when you are able to spend time with your parents. The Alzheimer’s association reports that at age 80 half of all people have some form of dementia, thus if your parents are in that age range […]

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The Uncomfortable Conversation about Healthcare Decisions

It’s the Holidays and we all want to talk about Happy Times and Happy Memories. No one wants the memory of my friend who will always remember that just days after Christmas he was called to the hospital he was only 27, his grandmother was gravely ill. His parents were out of town and could […]

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The Law Has Changed Time to Update the Trust

Law Gavel and Books

As I write this a New Tax Law has just been passed. After spending over 5 hours reading about the new law, the one thing I know is that like all laws whether or not you can benefit from any tax law is based upon your ability to find help in knowing how to make […]

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Asset Protection

One of the opportunities an Estate Planning Attorney such as Martha Patterson has is to protect inheritances from Creditors. Martha Patterson understands that it is not unusual for someone to want to help a loved one who is facing money problems by leaving an inheritance to the person. Martha also understands that often people with […]

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Veteran’s Benefits

Did you know that more than 70 million Americans are eligible for Veteran’s Benefits and, in the next decade, the number of veterans 85 and older is expected to triple? Sadly, many individuals and families who are eligible for Veteran’s Benefits do not take advantage of them. For example, millions of wartime veterans and their […]

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Estate Planning

One thing you can count on is that nothing is certain. Did you know that without simple documents in place to protect you and your family in the event of the unexpected, decisions will be made for you? If you die without a Will, the State has a plan for you. More often than not, […]

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