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This regularly updated elder care planning legal blog contains helpful insights for those thinking about the future of their elder parents, spouses, and other loved ones. This short and informative blog posts contain helpful tips on elder care planning, information about medicaid planning, frequently asked life care planning questions, and other useful elder care planning tidbits that could help you give comfortable golden years to your loved one.

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9/26/2010
Richard J. Habiger, J.D.
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Illinois about to "Lawfully Mug" seniors

In a article to be published in the Southern Business Journal, Habiger analyzes the new Illinois Medicaid rule.

Category: Medicaid Planning / Asset Protection

9/24/2010
Richard J. Habiger, J.D.
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The Case Against Do-It-Yourself Estate Planning, Simply Stated, Is Like a Do-it-Yourself Lobotomy

Estate planning of any type, including long-term care and Medicaid planning, is extremely risky. This is due to the highly technical and complicated nature of the federal and state laws the planner must have mastered in order to not botch the job.

Category: Medicaid Planning / Asset Protection

8/18/2010
Richard J. Habiger, J.D.
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New DRA Medicaid Rules Threaten Life Estates

Illinois Medicaid rules will soon be amended to implement the DRA in Illinois. It will profoundly affect Medicaid qualification for the payment of nursing home expenses...including seniors who have already given theim home to their children, but retained a Life Estate. A retained Life Estate means the home is not protected.

Category: Medicaid Planning / Asset Protection

6/7/2010
Richard J. Habiger, J.D.
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Paying for Institutionalized Spouse's Care

Question and Answer about Medicaid planning for a married couple, one of whom was still working, and where the other spouse needed care in a nursing home. Must the income or assets of a working spouse (the “community spouse”) be used for the care of the spouse in the nursing home (the “institutionalized spouse”)? Divorce is one option, but should never be used without first consulting with an elder law attorney.

Category: Medicaid Planning / Asset Protection