October 7, 2020
What to Look for in a Professional Fiduciary (Trustee)—Especially during a COVID-19 Pandemic and Aftermath
Has your estate planning or elder care attorney ever mentioned, “You’d be wise to get your affairs in order?” For elderly individuals without immediate family members, it can be extremely difficult to decide who to appoint as their power of attorney or health care surrogate. Learn about the important role of a fiduciary— and how choosing the right one can provide support for you and/or your loved one during a difficult season in life.
September 24, 2020
As we continue to experience living in a Coronavirus/COVID-19 climate, we’ve learned elders are particularly susceptible to the effects of this illness and the many negative ways it has impacted their daily lives. As a result, many precautions have been taken to protect this demographic, especially with respect to exposure to the virus.
April 22, 2020
Considering the challenge that the COVID-19 crisis has created, especially for seniors, now more than good nutrition is more important than ever before. Getting to the grocery store is more difficult, even with set aside hours for the elderly. And with over-loaded, on-line, food-delivery services, meal-planning for seniors just got a whole lot more complex.
April 15, 2020
The Achieving a Better Life (ABLE) Act of 2014 allows States to establish programs, for eligible individuals with disabilities, and enable them to participate in a tax advantaged savings program. This benefit does not impact the “government means test benefits,” as long as the account within the account is under the allowed maximum.
April 1, 2020
In this blog post we examine who qualifies for an ABLE account, as they can be wonderful tools for the trustee. If the beneficiary of a Special Needs Trust becomes disabled prior to the age of 26, the trustee can fund an ABLE account, regardless of the kind of special needs trust.