This article includes our answers to recent questions about Indiana’s 5-year Medicaid lookback rule. The answers also explain transfer penalties, and some property transfer strategies that elder law attorneys use to protect assets from long-term health care expenses. 5-Year Medicaid Lookback Inquiry Could my spouse and I avoid the lookback legally by purchasing my parents’ home […]
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (the VA) published a new final rule on September 18, 2018. The new rule radically alters eligibility requirements for need-based VA pensions. This article summarizes and explains new need-based VA pension eligibility requirements that take effect on October 18, 2018. Affected Veterans & Family Members The revised pension requirements […]
We received a question through hawkinslaw.com about Medicaid eligibility, transfer penalties, and the 5-year lookback period. This article restates the Medicaid eligibility question without identifying the inquiring person and shows the typical response that we give to these questions.
This article explains why young parents need to make estate plans more urgently than the older generation that raised them.
When an estate plan depends on someone to “do the right thing,” someone will inevitably dispute
We have heard variations of the myth over the years: “A nursing home will take everything.” Savvy people rely on facts, not myths, and prepare for nursing home care before a health crisis strikes. Those people use the facts and laws to plan ahead and protect property and savings lawfully and legitimately. This article presents the facts. It also […]
Invitation to Celebrate We invite our fellow citizens to stand with uncovered heads during the playing of our National Anthem. It is a simple act, but it celebrates and demonstrates our gratitude for the past, present, and future military service by patriotic men and women to protect and preserve our constitutional rights and liberties. This […]
Avoid administrative dissolution of an Indiana corporation or other entity by updating the registered agent’s email address and the entity’s official business address on the entity’s Indiana business entity report and file the report on time. New Indiana law prohibits reinstatement of an entity that has been dissolved for 5 years or more.
This article concludes our 3-part series of articles for people who want to sell their homes without realtor assistance (see recommendation to always hire a realtor in Part 1 of this article series). In this article, we describe some of the things that a seller can expect in a real estate sale transaction. A typical […]
We wrote tips in our most recent article for people who want to sell their homes without realtor assistance (see recommendation to always hire a realtor in Part 1 of this article series). In this article, we describe some of the things that a seller can expect in a real estate sale transaction. If a […]