NAELA Journal Volume 3 Issue 2

Demanding Due Process from State Medicaid Agencies
By William J. Browning, CELA
Our clients, who for the most part are individuals of advanced years or individuals with disabilities, often have their first experiences with the law when asking for help from state agencies involved in the Medicaid program.

Estate Planning with Nonqualified Annuities: Navigating the Labyrinth
By Robert C. Anderson, CELA
When our clients come to us for estate or Medicaid planning advice, nonqualified annuities are often a component of their portfolios.

Retirement Dreams
By Harry R. Moody, PhD
Until very recently, it was taken for granted that our dreams at night often had a meaning or a message for us.

Death Comes to the Attorney
By Richard F. Meyer, Esq.
After achieving the goal of twenty-five years in practice, I find myself reaching another threshold. Instead of my clients focusing exclusively on their deaths, they now ask about mine.

Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Nursing Home Admission Agreements: The Rights of Elders
By Suzanne Gallagher
Admitting a family member to a nursing home is a unique consumer transaction because it involves entrusting the life of a vulnerable elder to an institution.

Another Option? The Future of Combination Long-Term Care Policies Following the Pension Protection Act of 2006
By Andrew Wone, JD
Individuals approaching retirement are faced with a myriad of financial and health decisions. Many are not prepared for the high costs that will be incurred for support services should they become unable to care for themselves.

Why a Limited Family Maintenance System Could Help American "Grandfamilies": A Response to Kristine Knaplund's Article on Intestacy Laws and Their Implications for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
By Michelle Harris
In her recently published article, "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and the Implications for Inheritance," Kristine S. Knaplund addresses a familial situation of increasing frequency and importance in modern American history: grandchildren whose primary caregivers are their aging grandparents.

Fall 2007


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