Joan Reed Wilson Esq. - Managing Partner Practices in the areas of estate planningelder law, Medicaid planning, conservatorships, probate and trust administration, and real estate. Admitted to practice in the States of Connecticut and California, she is the Vice President of the CT Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), an active member of the Elder Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, accredited with the PLAN of CT for Pooled Trusts, with the Veteran’s Administration to assist clients with obtaining Aid & Attendance benefits for long-term care needs and with the Agency on Aging’s CareLink Network.
family squabbles

Ten Timely Tips To Avoid Family Squabbles

In our estate planning, probate, and elder law practice here at Reed Wilson Case we often see family squabbles that erupt because of unmet expectations. Many of these expectations involve emotionally valuable personal property. And many of them erupt after the passing of a loved one. In many instances, had the family disc used these…

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Protect Your Money From Nursing Homes

Do You Need To Protect Your Money From Nursing Homes?

FALSE FACT Vol. 1, Issue 1:   If you don’t protect your money, the State will take it.  This is probably the most common “inaccurate” statement that I hear in my elder law practice. We do help clients protect their assets, but not because the State will take them if you don’t protect them. Welcome to…

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Medicare Advantage plans

Medicare Advantage Plans: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Medicare Advantage Plans Update Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that beginning in 2019, Medicare Advantage plans will cover supplemental non-skilled home benefits that include daily maintenance. This is the first time that CMA has allowed a service that covers daily maintenance to be eligible as a supplemental benefit.…

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Veterans Benefits

Proposed Changes to Veterans Benefits Could Affect Elderly

The Veteran’s Aid and Attendance (A&A) Pension provides Veterans benefits for qualified veterans and their surviving spouses who require the regular attendance of another person to assist in eating, bathing, dressing, and undressing or taking care of the needs of personal hygiene (known as Activities of Daily Living). This could include home care or care…

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Post Divorce Conflict

Tips for Dealing with Post Divorce Conflict

So your agreement is signed and approved by a judge who declared you single – you leave the courthouse thankful that you will never step foot in it again.  Unfortunately, many divorced couples find themselves back in family court for a variety of reasons with post divorce conflict. A large part of my practice consists…

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