Need-Based VA Pension Rules Change October 2018

Posted on October 2, 2018 by Hawkins Law PC.

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 […]

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Medicaid 5-Year Lookback Q & A

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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.

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Young Parents Need Estate Plans

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This article explains why young parents need to make estate plans more urgently than the older generation that raised them.

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Estate Plans Must Clarify “Right Things”

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When an estate plan depends on someone to “do the right thing,” someone will inevitably dispute

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Does a Nursing Home Take Everything When You Need Nursing Home Care?

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Hawkins Law PC.

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 […]

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Stand, Uncover, & Honor US Armed Forces

Posted on May 18, 2018 by Hawkins Law PC.

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 […]

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Administrative Dissolution: Avoidable Death of Corporations/LLCs/LLPs

Posted on April 1, 2018 by Hawkins Law PC.

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.

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Selling an Indiana Home Without a Realtor? (Part 3)

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Hawkins Law PC.

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 […]

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Selling an Indiana Home Without a Realtor? (Part 2)

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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 […]

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Selling an Indiana Home Without a Realtor? (Part 1)

Posted on February 26, 2018 by Hawkins Law PC.

[See our Disclaimers page about relying on this website’s contents.] We encourage people to use realtor services to sell property instead of trying to sell real estate without realtor assistance. Realtor services can help maximize the sale price (often dramatically) and minimize distractions and headaches that require sellers to take time off work. However, we have tips […]

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