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News and Articles | November 3, 2018

Does Family Asset Protection Planning Sometimes Conflict with Estate Planning?

Does family asset protection planning sometimes conflict with estate planning?  Yes! How does an attorney explain that to a client?  Directly! an elder law attorney to be proactive and forthright in explaining what those natural tensions are, thereby assuring that the client is making an informed decision.  This is one of two important ethical obligations. The other is that any transaction created for asset protection must be real, with no implied or subsidiary intent to subvert the underlying contract – not even a wink & nod agreement or hint to act beyond what is written.  That is a fraudulent transaction, … Continued

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News and Articles | May 23, 2018

Check out this great book by one of our members!

    One of our members, Jason Neufeld Esq., has written a book – available now on Amazon – and already with rave reviews! How to Get Medicaid to Pay for Some or All of Your Long-Term Care Expenses Without having to wait 5 years Without having to sell your house Without having to go broke first” Congratulations, Jason, from all your fellow members!  

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In the News | May 22, 2018

Big Names – Big Success

  Highlights from this year’s “Upping Your Practice” program…   A Deep Dive into Special Needs Planning: SSI, Medicaid and Special Needs Trusts, with David Lillesand, was the first such instruction on the newest rules promulgated and published (5/1/2018) by the Social Security Administration.  David is a charter member of the national Academy of Special Needs Planners, National Organization of Social Security Claimant Representatives (NOSSCR), author and frequent lecturer on special needs trusts.   Irrevocable Medicaid-Planning Trust: Understanding, Drafting and Deployment – an intense study and Q & A with this subject’s acknowledged expert, Bernard Krooks.  Mr. Krooks is a nationally-recognized … Continued

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Elder Law Trends | April 3, 2018

Market Trends in Elder Law [GOOGLE TREND DATA]

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As Internet faculty at Elder Law College, I receive a number of questions that revolve around what the consumer market is doing in Elder Law and how it’s trending. I decided to pull up a couple reports on Google Trends and show you what I found – Google Trends tracks keyword search trends over time. You can look up virtually any keyword or phrase and see how searches for that keyword have trended over time. It’s a great tool to gauge how interest in a topic has changed over time. More interest = more searches on Google. For example, you … Continued

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Elder Law Trends | April 3, 2018

The *REAL Reason Elder Law Has More Potential Than Any Other Area of Law [DATA INSIDE] 

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I have a quick bit of information I’d like to share with you – As you may know, I am the Communications Director for the Elder Law College. In addition to this role, I run a legal marketing firm (Harper Beck), helping attorneys define their brands, create their web presence and generate clients – mostly through digital advertising. One of the questions I regularly get asked by attorneys considering adding or transitioning to Elder Law, is – what kind of revenue potential is there in Elder Law? So, I thought I’d take a quick screenshot to show you why Elder … Continued

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