Elder Care

National Elder Law Month: 3 Factors When Considering Long-Term Care Insurance

Posted on: May 24th, 2013
As part of National Elder Law Month our North Carolina elder law attorneys are providing a series of posts to help educate senior citizens and their caregivers. ...

2013 Changes to NC Medicaid Law

Posted on: May 5th, 2013
Last week House Bill 399 was ratified, creating changes to laws pertaining to Medicaid in North Carolina. The new legislation grants the NC Department of Health and Human Services “all rights available to estate creditors, including the right to qualify as personal representative or collector of an estate.” ...

North Carolina Voting Restrictions Proposed for Mentally Incompetent

Posted on: May 3rd, 2013
A recent North Carolina Senate proposal for the ballots in November of 2014 is an amendment to remove the right to vote in North Carolina for individuals who have been determined incompetent by a court of any state. ...

Disclaiming Inheritances in North Carolina

Posted on: May 1st, 2013
Why would an individual renounce or disclaim an inheritance in North Carolina? An inheritance may not always be expected and it may not be desirable for the beneficiary. Certain assets, like real estate or personal items, may require complicated or expensive maintenance that the beneficiary does not want to manage. ...

Ways to Protect Your Finances: Financial Literacy Month

Posted on: April 9th, 2013
April is Autism Awareness Month, Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and it is also Financial Literacy Month. These three campaigns may at first appear unrelated to each other, but they are interconnected....

The Financial Impact of ‘Gray Divorce’

Posted on: November 5th, 2012
Divorce at any age involves the sensitive matter of splitting assets and debt. For couples who divorce in their senior years (coined a “gray divorce”), not only are a lifetime’s investments subject to division, but the costs of long-term care (LTC) also become an even more important consideration....
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