Tough Conversations

It’s that time of year again – I just filed my taxes and can breathe easier knowing my financial health is in order. But, it’s also the time of year to ensure my actual health, and specifically my health care wishes, are in order. April 16, the day after the deadline for filing taxes, is […]

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October is National Special Needs Law Month

National Special Needs Law Month, designated by The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys every October, helps bring awareness and education to issues that people with disabilities and their families face. While estate planning is crucial for all individuals, it is especially important for those with special needs and disabilities and their loved ones. Leaving […]

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Ending the Pandemic Designation: Part Two

For the first time since 2020, when the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed in response to the pandemic designation, it is expected that the assistance plans put in place to help those receiving public benefits will come to a close at the end of March. As you probably recall, the […]

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Using an ABLE Account with a WisPACT Trust?

Wispact trusts are a popular topic on our blog (click here for our first four articles WisPACT 1, WisPACT 2, WisPACT 3, WisPACT 4).  A quick refresher – WisPACT trusts allow loved ones to set funds aside for a disabled individual’s needs without jeopardizing eligibility for government benefits such as Supplement Security Income (SSI) or […]

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Medicaid Issues with COVID-19

COVID-19 has been hard on all of us, but especially on residents of nursing homes.  Because nursing homes house our most vulnerable population, extra precautions needed to be implemented to protect them. This resulted in nursing homes being “locked down,” meaning residents were not allowed to leave, nor were they allowed visitors.  Early on during […]

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April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day

Benjamin Franklin has famously said, “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  The two depressing topics always seem to go together. Every year, the deadline for filing our income taxes is April 15.  But did you know April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD)?  Because death and taxes […]

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