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Navigating Medicare: An Interview with Lauren Trondle from Senior Benefits Simplified

Medicare can be a complex topic, with many different options and changes happening every year. In this interview, Andrew Schierberg, an attorney and owner at Stages Elder Law and Estate Planning, talks with Lauren Trondle from Senior Benefits Simplified about the...

The Annual Check-Up: Ensuring Security with Elder Law and Estate Planning Guidance

In the hustle and bustle of life, especially as a father of three active young kids, I completely understand how challenging it can be to prioritize tasks that don't seem immediately urgent. Eating healthily, scheduling regular doctor's checkups, conducting...

Celebrating Estate Planning Awareness Month: Essential Documents to Secure Your Legacy

Estate planning is not merely a legal necessity; it’s a heartfelt gift and a testament of your care towards your loved ones. It provides them with clarity, direction, and peace during emotionally turbulent times. This October, as we observe Estate Planning Awareness Month, let’s pledge to take proactive steps towards crafting a robust estate plan that honors our wishes and safeguards our legacy.

What Is Life Care Planning Elder Law?

Is It Too Late to Plan After a Dementia Diagnosis?Planning for the future is essential, regardless of the challenges life presents. One such challenge is the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or dementia. These conditions bring about significant changes in an...

Probate 101: What is Probate and Are There Important Time Limits or Deadlines?

Probate is the legal process through which a deceased person’s estate is administered and distributed according to their will or, if they died without a will, through Kentucky’s intestate succession laws. The primary purpose of probate is to ensure that a deceased person’s assets are transferred to their beneficiaries or heirs, and any outstanding debts or taxes are paid. In Kentucky, there are a few time limitations and deadlines associated with the probate process that executors, administrators, and claimants must be aware of. These time limitations are essential to ensure the efficient administration of the estate and to protect the interests of all parties involved.

When Should I Call an Elder Law Attorney?

Elder law attorneys focus on legal issues that affect seniors, such as estate planning, Medicare and Medicaid, long-term care, guardianship, and other related areas. Unlike most other areas of law, Elder Law is less focused on a particular legal topic (like criminal...

What is the Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid?

Medicare and Medicaid are two different government programs for healthcare. It is important to understand the difference between them. Here, we will discuss how the program benefits differ, how eligibility for each program is established, and discuss some recent news...

3 Advantages of Trusts Over Gifts in Medicaid Planning

Two common methods of Medicaid planning are irrevocable trusts and gifting. Outright gifts have the advantage of being simple to do with minimal costs involved. So, why complicate things with a trust? Why not just keep the planning as simple and inexpensive as...

Dementia’s Many Challenges

A recent report from the Alzheimer’s Association states that one in nine Americans age 65 or older currently have Alzheimer’s. With the baby boomer generation aging and people living longer, that number may nearly triple by 2050. Alzheimer’s, of course, is just one...

What Caregivers Can Learn from the Airline Safety Message

“Be sure to put on your own oxygen mask before helping someone else.” At first glance, those words, spoken before takeoff on every flight for the last few decades, can sound a bit selfish. There’s a good reason we are given this instruction though. At cruising...