By Lauren Marinaro, Esq., and Lindsay Jones, Esq.
Guidance from CMS provides significant technical information on how states can and should apply for flexibilities to better address the needs of “medically needy” or other higher-income groupings, assisting individuals who may otherwise only be eligi
By William J. Brisk, CELA, Fellow
If elder law attorneys had a poet laureate, it might be Ken Dychtwald. His career and NAELA’s development are intertwined.
By David G. Knitter, Esq, and Kelsey I. Knitter, Esq.
Assume your client comes to you, an elder law attorney, and explains that she has discovered that her mother, who has been suffering from numerous medical ailments and dementia, has amended her long-standing trust to disinherit your client, her only
By New York NAELA Chapter
This chart will serve as a valuable reference tool for attorneys to use in cross-border Medicaid planning for their clients with interests in multiple states.
By Valerie A. Powers Smith, Esq.
Careful planning and consideration must go into divorce and custody agreements in order to protect the interests of the child, maximize access to vital needs-based services and supports, and preserve publicly funded disability benefits.
By Elizabeth J. Hartery, Esq.
The first half of this article summarizes the Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act (UHCDA) and the features of state PAD statutes. The second half summarizes support for and criticism of PADs and advocates for a model uniform PAD act.
By Kelly Piacenti, ChSNC
Every person has different needs, and everyone has different wishes for their loved one. The letter of intent (LOI) can provide a parent or guardian who is caring for a loved one with special needs the opportunity to help future caregivers quickly le
By April D. Hill, CELA, CAP
An invitation to all CAP members to contribute to this new column.
By Charles P. Golbert, Esq.
What would you do if a longtime friend with a terminal illness asked you to live in the country with her for the last months of her life before ending her own life with medicine obtained for that purpose?
By NAELA Publications
The NAELA Litigation Committee is interested in learning more from NAELA members about how our clients are being served or mis-served by these different arrangements.