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Placement Problems?

September 20th, 2019 (No Comments)

Greg McIntyre:             Okay. Hi. I’m Greg McIntyre with McIntyre Elder Law, helping seniors protect their assets and legacies. And I’m also here with Brenton Begley, who is an attorney with McIntyre Elder Law. And Brenton, say hello. Brenton Begley:            Hi. How’s it going? Greg McIntyre:             Or don’t or whatever. So anyway, I’m a director, producer, […]

You’ve Been approved for Long Term Care Medicaid. Now What?

September 13th, 2019 (No Comments)

            As an Elder Law attorney, much of what I do is help people pay for their long-term care. It has become a large part of our practice, which is no surprise when you consider that 70% of individuals over the age of 65 will need some type of long-term care and that care costs […]

Does the US Care About the Elderly?

September 4th, 2019 (No Comments)

As the baby boomer generation ages so too rises the collective age of the nation. As the nation ages, we will run into more and more issues; issues such as how to pay for long term care and how to deal with dementia. A new age (no pun intended) of the elderly, what has been […]

Special Needs Trusts

August 26th, 2019 (No Comments)

What is a Special Needs Trust? A Special Needs Trust is a special kind of trust called a D4A Trust, set up in the US Code, which reads: “This sub-section shall not apply to any of the following trusts: The trusts containing the assets of an individual under the age of 65, who is disabled […]

Guardianship Proceedings Constitutional in NC? Why You Should Be Concerned.

August 8th, 2019 (No Comments)

Instinctively, we are somewhat geared to trust the government. The government and courts, especially in the United States and North Carolina, are set up to help us, right?  Not necessarily in the case of guardianships in North Carolina.  It is odd to think that in this day and time, there may still be court proceedings […]

The Government Wants to Take Your Home

August 2nd, 2019 (No Comments)

That’s right. The government isn’t happy with simply taking your hard-earned money each week i.e. taxes. If you give them the chance, they will take your retirement, your home, or any other assets they deem appropriate for recovery. Here’s how: statistically, you have 70% chance of needing long-term care at some point in your future […]

The Government’s Loophole to Take Your Protected Property

July 27th, 2019 (No Comments)

Every day, attorneys exploit useful law and policy to help individuals protect their hard-earned assets. Not only are these attorneys saving people’s homes and retirements, they are also providing the public with a rare commodity, peace of mind. However, if you’re the least bit cynical—which attorneys are paid to be—that peace of mind may fade […]

Do I Inherit?

July 19th, 2019 (No Comments)

Many people assume that even if their parent died without a will, they will still be entitled to inherit by virtue of their familial relationship. This is not always the case. Let’s say that your father passes away without a will—also known as dying “intestate”. Although your father and mother were very much in love […]

How to Save Assets as You Age

July 14th, 2019 (No Comments)

As an Elder Law attorney, one of the main questions I get is “how do I save my assets”? What is implicit in this question is the fact that your assets are at risk as you age. To understand how to save your assets, it is first important to know the risks you face. We’re […]

MARRIED COUPLES!!! Doctrine of Necessaries… What it is and why it matters to you!

June 23rd, 2019 (No Comments)

First, what is the doctrine of Necessaries? This doctrine in North Carolina means that one spouse may be held responsible for the other spouse’s medical bills. These medical bills can include hospital bills, doctor’s bills and yes, nursing home care bills. Why does the fact that a surviving spouse may be responsible for the other […]

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