How Much Can a Medicaid Trust Protect?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

As the costs associated with long-term care in the United States continue to increase, the need to include Medicaid planning in your overall estate plan increases as well. Although every estate plan is as unique...

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Is Your Pet an Estate Asset?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Pet Planning

An Aurora, Indiana woman recently made an unusual request in her Last Will and Testament – a request that has turned into a national debate on social media sites. Among the terms of her Will,...

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Why A Successor Trustee Is Important

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

If you are considering the addition of a trust agreement to your estate plan you will need to make a number of important decisions should you decide to create a trust. Deciding who to appoint...

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Can I Stay in My Home If I Get Sick?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

Despite some amazing advances in science and medicine over the past century, a way to stop the natural aging process has yet to be discovered. This means that all of us will eventually succumb to...

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How Much Does Guardianship Cost in Texas?

/ By: Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney

Category: Estate Planning

If you have a parent, or other elderly loved one, who has reached the point where you are concerned that he or she cannot safely live alone and/or make important decisions without assistance it may...

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