Dementia and Estate Planning

2019-10-01T15:40:10-05:00October 1st, 2019|

It is now time for Money Matters Monday. So many of us know someone who suffers from Alzheimers. Preparing their estate can be tricky. Here to help is Brian Quinn from Quinn Estate and also Elder Law and Circle of Advisors. Laura: I am really excited about this topic. Not because it is [...]

When I Can No Longer Make Decisions For My Healthcare

2020-03-19T21:12:25-05:00April 16th, 2019|

In the 1990's, the Florida case of Terry Schiavo captivated the nation. Schiavo was twenty-six years old when she suffered a cardiac arrest and entered a persistent vegetative state. Eventually, a contentious legal battle erupted between her husband, who wanted to have her feeding tube removed, and her parents, who opposed this measure. Litigation continued [...]

Addressing Your Disabled Loved One’s Legal Needs

2020-03-19T20:29:43-05:00January 1st, 2016|

According to the Center for Persons with Disabilities, greater than one in five Americans is disabled. And while we often hear about programs to assist the disabled, little is said about addressing their legal needs. Special Needs Planning is the solution. What is Special Needs Planning? Special Needs Planning helps families address the legal needs of a [...]

“Mom, What Does Irrevocable Mean?”

2020-03-19T20:21:18-05:00December 1st, 2015|

Kids sometimes ask the strangest things, especially after watching TV ads. Eight year old Sally was watching TV one lazy Sunday morning when an interview aired between a local estate planning attorney and a news reporter. The topic was the irrevocable trust, a term Sally had never heard before. So she asked the smartest person [...]

Eric Knew His Dad Shouldn’t Be Driving…

2020-12-18T16:24:58-06:00October 6th, 2015|

It was late when the phone rang, but Eric knew from the tone of his father’s voice that the news was not good. “What is it, Dad?” Eric asked, afraid to hear the answer. “Eric, I’ve had a car accident. I’m fine, but there is some damage.” “Dad! That’s your 3rd accident in two months!” [...]

Can Medicaid Take Your House? Get Prepared Now

2018-11-22T05:15:56-06:00June 18th, 2012|

By Brian G. Quinn Can Medicaid take your house? This is a question that one of my clients recently asked me after receiving a letter from the State Medicaid department.  My client’s father had a stroke several years ago that left him in a nursing home.  He quickly ran through his assets, and applied for [...]

Will Medicare Cover Nursing Home Expenses?

2018-11-26T04:09:17-06:00May 24th, 2012|

By Gregory F. Quinn Clients sometimes ask, “Will Medicare cover nursing home expenses?”  Here are three surprising facts you can’t ignore. On its website, the Medicare program talks about the number of people who will eventually need nursing home care.  They provide the following information. Are you sitting down? 1)      By 2020, 12 million older [...]

How do I avoid paying everything I own to the nursing home?

2018-12-26T21:12:26-06:00November 22nd, 2011|

How do I avoid paying everything I own to the nursing home is a question I am asked by many of my clients either as they begin the process of looking at long term care options, or as a family member begins looking at the long term care process.  While each client’s situation is different, the [...]

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