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Is Medicaid Planning Ethical?


The New York Times recently published a thought-provoking article by Ron Lieber on the ethics of Medicaid planning. The article posed the question of whether it’s ethical to engage in Medicaid planning, to preserve assets for other family members while qualifying for Medicaid to pay for long term care. As … Continue reading


No, you Shouldn’t Put your House in your Kids’ Name to Protect against Nursing home costs


As New Jersey elder care lawyers, we often meet with families that include a loved one who needs long term care, such as in a nursing home. Nursing home are is incredibly expensive, typically ranging between $6,000 per month in lower-cost parts of the country, to as much as $15,000 … Continue reading


Five Reasons why Estate Planning is Important


This is another in a series of guest articles we’ll be posting from attorney colleagues across the country on issues relevant to our readers.  Enjoy! Because we never know what the future holds, it’s important to plan your estate now rather than put it off until later when it might … Continue reading


Negligence vs. Abuse in a Nursing Home: What’s the difference?


We’ll occasionally be posting blog articles from other attorneys on topics that may be relevant to our clients.  This one is from a Phoenix-area law firm on nursing home abuse and neglect, a topic we get asked about.  We hope you find it helpful! The long-term care industry is an essential part … Continue reading


NJ Medicaid increases Penalty Divisor


Today, New Jersey Medicaid increased the penalty divisor for applicants who make gifts.  This is a very good thing for people who need Medicaid to pay for long term care. If you apply for Medicaid to pay for long term care (in a nursing home, assisted living facility or with … Continue reading


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