why you need an elder law attorney

Elder Law Attorney – 10 Reasons You Need One

What Is Elder Law? Before we dive into the many reasons you need an Elder Law Attorney, let’s first touch base on what Elder Law is. Elder law refers to numerous legal issues specifically affecting elderly people. With age, many issues may surface, from declining health to financial burdens. Seniors face complex legal concerns that…

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money gift tax

Does The Gift Tax Exclusion Apply To Medicaid?

  Can you gift $10,000 a year without a penalty? For tax purposes yes, with the Gift Tax Exclusion. With the holidays around the corner and the end of the year fast approaching, many of you may be thinking about making gifts to your children and grandchildren. If you want to avoid paying a gift…

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Does Reverse Mortgage Means Losing Equity To The Bank?

As part of our elder law and long-term care planning practice, we often recommend a reverse mortgage to our clients. And we are often met with resistance. One of the most common misconceptions about reserve mortgages is that if someone obtains this type of mortgage, all hope of ever having any equity to pass to…

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Joan Wilson Vice President of NAELA

Attorney Joan Wilson Elected VP of NAELA

Attorney Joan Wilson Elected Vice President of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys RWC, LLC, Attorneys and Counselors at Law is pleased to announce that Attorney Joan Wilson was elected Vice-President of the CT Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (“NAELA”). Attorney Wilson has been a member of NAELA for 15 years…

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Review Your Medicare Plan

Do You Have To Review Your Medicare Plan Every Year?

FALSE FACTS FRIDAY Issue 11: “I’m Happy with My Medicare Plan, So I Don’t Have to Review It for Next Year.” The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period (“AEP”) began in October 15th and extends until December 7. AEP is the time that Medicare recipients can review and change their Medicare plan if they should choose to…

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Do You Sign a DNR With Your Lawyer?

What is a DNR? “DNR” stands for Do Not Resuscitate and means that if you stop breathing, you will not be resuscitated. Most, otherwise healthy people, would want to be resuscitated if they collapsed and stopped breathing, for example, if they had a heart attack. Those who are terminally ill and are suffering may choose…

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Medicare Savings Programs Threatened Again

The Fall of 2017 brought uncertainty to the Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) in Connecticut when they were unexpectedly slashed by the state budget. After several months of negotiations, a bipartisan effort was able to revive the program that affects so many seniors. MSP in Connecticut are benefits whereby the State pays for the Medicare premium…

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Ten Timely Tips To Avoid Family Squabbles

By Joan Reed Wilson, Esq. In our estate planning, probate and elder law practice here at  RWC,  LLC, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, 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…

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