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If you want to direct how your property will be disposed and distributed at your death, you need a will. The most common type of will is a "simple" will. Typically, a simple will directs that after all the taxes and all the debts are paid, any remaining property [...]
If a person already has a Will, why do they need to use a Revocable Living Trust. First, time. The administration of a Probate can be a time-consuming and expensive process. 6 to 12 months or longer is not uncommon. Second, loss of privacy. During the administration of a Probate, [...]
The State of Oklahoma has certain formal requirements that must be met before a person can create a Will. First, the person must be 18 years of age or older. Second, the person must be of sound mind when the will is made. This means that the person must [...]
The federal government has begun mailing new Medicare cards to 59 million Americans. You should keep track of when your new card will arrive and contact Medicare if you don't receive it.
Medicare is extending its offer of relief from penalties for certain Medicare beneficiaries who failed to sign up for Medicare Part B because they had coverage through the individual insurance marketplace.
While a nursing home cannot require a child to be personally liable for their parent's nursing home bill, there are circumstances in which children can end up having to pay.
If your Medicare drug plan denies coverage for a drug you need, you don't have to simply accept it. There are several steps you can take to fight the decision.
While attending the summer NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys) conference, I had the opportunity to attend a break-out session on technology. Our speaker bemoaned the curse of ransomware, but was cautious to offer suggestions on how to prepare for or avoid it. And, that got me thinking [...]
I will never forget that pleasant spring evening when I got an urgent telephone call from my cousin, Jon Martin. “Reece Boone! Reece Boone! Do I have a deal for you!” (Don’t forget that it is a common Southern practice to call close family members by their first AND middle [...]
What happens if you are a high-income Medicare beneficiary who is paying a surcharge on your premiums and then your income changes? If your circumstances change, you can reverse those surcharges.