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Heritage Elder Law & Estate Planning, LLC
Butler, PA & Cranberry, PA
We strive to provide compassionate guidance for our clients to find, receive, and pay for long-term care, protect assets and preserve their family Heritage
Interests: Estate Planning, Elder Law, Asset Protection, Planning for the Future, Medicaid, Medicaid Planning, Life Care, Life Care Planning
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If Alzheimer’s disease is discovered early, it is possible that development may be slowed. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Heritage Elder Law
How a person accumulated wealth is a key factor in the decision on eligibility to receive benefits. Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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Don’t be fooled because married people aren’t the only ones who need to make plans and consider estates. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
How long should an elderly, ill person be kept alive? It is not an easy conversation. Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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Specifying how debt should be handled can solve some problems before they arrive. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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As Congress debates Medicaid, some Americans ignore the issue because they think it will not have an impact on them. They are most likely wrong. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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It's possible that you could have to do just that. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
Different jurisdictions can create a challenge, when it comes to estate planning. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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Paying privately is not always the only option for paying your nursing home bill. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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While it is traditional to leave your children money, it is possible to give it to them now. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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Number of people who died from Alzheimer’s disease increased 54% in 2014. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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If older members of a family pass on wealth, younger family members often have a more secure retirement. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
Mistake by judge in creating her estate plan, could have caused major battle in family. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
Finding the balance between your children knowing how much they will inherit and letting them accomplish things on their own, can be a challenge. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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Prior to my employment at Heritage Elder Law and Estate Planning, I believed that the "Golden Years" were the easy years. I thought that if I could just make it through these crazy years of trying to raise my 4 children, paying my mortgage, sports fees, insurances, groceries for a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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A wealthy person has often thought they were protected from their spouse by a prenuptial agreement, only to learn the situation was not as safe as they thought. But there are other ways to be protected, according to Private Wealth in "Cracks In Your Assets?" Another possible way of protecting... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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On Friday, May 12th, 2017, Heritage Elder Law and Estate Planning delivered over 600 yellow roses to women in local nursing homes. The tags on the roses read, “Thank you for the beauty and strength you bring to our world.” The work that is done every day at Heritage Elder... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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California resident Bruce Anderson discovered the nursing home where he had been living for four years was not taking him back after he returned from a hospital stay for treatment of pneumonia. Under federal law Anderson was given a state hearing and he won. An article in Next Avenue "The... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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Muammar Gaddafi's son was killed in the Libyan revolution of 2011. He had opened an account in a Malta bank in 2002 that had grown to US$66.9 million at the time of his death. Now, his mother, Muammar Gaddafi's widow, is attempting to claim the money for herself. She is... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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Six new quality measurements are being set up to measure the quality of care given at nursing homes. A five star quality measuring system has long been in place for nursing homes and can be checked on the Nursing Home Compare system on the Medicare website. Six new measurements will... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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Every stage of life presents its own estate planning issues and areas of concern. Retirement is no different. Most estate planning attorneys suggest people review their estate plans every couple of years to make sure the plans continue to meet the needs of the person's current situation and goals. At... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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While planning for retirement can sometimes be difficult, parents of children with special needs have additional challenges. There are extra challenges for parents of children with special needs special needs including passing on assets, according to a recent Market Watch article entitled “Parents of special needs children plan for two... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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State laws and policies of individual technology companies complicate digital estate planning. Lobbying by technology companies created a revision in model legislation and, as Private Wealth points out in "The Virtual Estate," there is an extremely important difference between the two versions of the legislation. If you live in a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law
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Security and satisfaction are key factors of happy retirement years. Retirement years can be challenging, according to an article in Trust Advisor "More People Are Unhappy In Retirement Than Ever Before," and not everyone is happy and satisfied which is somewhat to be expected. Retirement is supposed to be the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Heritage Elder Law