201607.05
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Life Estate Deeds

The Life-Estate Deed is a tool for Probate Avoidance and Medicaid-Planning. The owner of Real Estate deeds it to children (or other beneficiaries) while retaining the life-time right to use the property. The retained right to use the property is the “Life-Estate” and the holder is called the “Life Tenant.” The beneficiaries on the deed…

201404.28
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Anti-Lawyer Political Ad Criticized by ABA

An advertisement against a lawyer running for Governor in South Carolina has drawn the ire of the ABA, which sent a letter to Chris Christie (as chair of the Republican Governors Association) outlining the rule of law and the role of Defense Attorneys in protecting and preserving our rights and democratic society. I believe the ABA…

200910.09
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New Mass. Guardianship Law

From the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) newsletter. Guest commentator Attorney Michael Hooker of Northampton, Massachusetts. Question from Nursing Home Admissions Office: Our lawyers are now telling us that no one who is under Guardianship can be admitted to our nursing home unless the Probate Court has given its permission….

200901.06
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Clifton B. Kruse, Jr., Leading Elder Law Attorney, Dies at 74

Clifton B. Kruse, Jr., a revered elder law attorney who was admired as much for his kindness and generosity to fellow practitioners as for his grasp of the law, died December 30, 2008, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was 74. The cause was complications from Alzheimer’s disease. For many in the field, Kruse set the standard for all…