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Should I get Remarried? Elder Law Issues Surrounding Remarriage (Part 2 of 2)

By Ann Salek   |  May 2, 2019

A second marriage later in life can trigger several issues regarding who will receive assets upon one spouse's death. However, additional issues may arise related to a spouse needing long term care (nursing home/assisted living).

Why Does Everyone Tell Me to Avoid Probate?

By Ann Salek   |  March 7, 2017

Probate is a court procedure that enables your estate assets to transfer to your heirs. When you pass, the "title" to certain assets cannot transfer to your heirs unless your Will is probated.

What is Elder Law?

By Ann Salek   |  January 27, 2017

Elder law attorneys need to advise clients regarding long-term care planning. This includes financial issues pertaining to how to pay for long-term care and whether lifetime savings can be protected from having to be depleted to pay for long-term care.  Planning discussions include long-term care insurance, privately self-insuring to pay for long-term care, obtaining Medicaid benefits, or obtaining Veterans Aid and Attendance benefits to pay for long-term care.

Keywords: elder law, probate, trust

Estate Planning and Elder Law: When Do I Need a Trust

By Ann Salek   |  December 12, 2016

In my estate planning and Elder Law practice, I am often asked, "Do I need a trust?" Many people hear about their friends or family that have a trust and they think maybe they need one too.

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