5 Warning Signs to Look for When Hiring an Attorney 

By Scott E. Collins, Esq. Are you working with an attorney to navigate Medicaid and long-term care, securing veterans benefits or getting your Last Will and Testament finalized? Want the inside track on what they should be offering you, but aren’t? As an attorney who specializes in elder law, I can tell you what to…

5 Things to Do Now If You Might Need Assisted Living in 2022

Think you or a loved one could need assisted living in the next six to 12 months? Here’s five easy things you can do now to ease future financial burdens and protect everything you’ve worked for so you can focus on getting the care you need.   1) Establish a caregiver agreement. Even if the caregivers…

Why An Electronic Will Won’t Replace Your Lawyer

Since COVID, it seems our lives have had to become e-EVERYTHING. This includes legal documents, like electronic wills, or “e-wills” that are gaining popularity. But don’t be fooled, though they may seem convenient, they can cost you more in the long run without a lawyer’s guidance. “Elder law is so specialized, so focused on an…

Will Your Funeral Be the Last Time Your Children Speak to One Another?

As a former minister and now as an attorney, I have been working with families in healthcare emergencies and crisis situations like death and dying since 1991. The death of a loved one is deeply painful, sobering and usually creates conflict within families.  Without some preparation on your part, it will create conflict in yours,…