An adult guardianship may be necessary when an elderly loved one has a debilitating physical or cognitive disability that affects their autonomy and their ability to care for themselves and to make financial and medical decisions on their own behalf.
Words and phrases such as estates, nursing homes, mental incapacity, long-term care costs, trusts, and probate administrations do not exactly inspire feelings of wonder and excitement in most folks. Planning for these potential events can often seem a little scary and confusing.
At Darpel Elder Law, we hope to guide, teach, and see you through these legal mazes. To learn more about particular legal topics, please explore our blog.
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For those Medicaid applicants with higher incomes, a QIT may be necessary to obtain Medicaid eligibility.
Kentucky statute defines probate administration as the process of winding up a decedent's estate in court.
Here is a very basic introduction to some trust terminology.
A revocable trust can be modified at any time. An irrevocable trust cannot be revoked, amended, or terminated.
Long-term care planning is a strategic plan to allocate funds or resources in order to pay for care facilities and medical needs in advanced age. Crisis planning is utilized when a loved one requires facility care or even home health assistance in the near future. Pre-planning details the planning stages required to effectuate a complete long-term plan.
How do you know what events trigger an update, and what new provisions should be added to estate planning documents?