Planning for Life

How Can I Protect My House from MassHealth?

Posted by Rachel Sandler on August 14, 2013

By Jeffrey A. Bloom

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Topics: MassHealth planning, MassHealth, long-term care planning

Is Medicaid Any Way to Fund Nursing Homes? - Massachusetts

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on May 21, 2013

By Harry S. Margolis

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Topics: MassHealth, Medicare, long-term care planning

Life Estate Owners: Beware Solvency of Remaindermen - Massachusetts

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on April 2, 2013

By Harry S. Margolis

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Topics: long-term care planning, asset protection, Estate Planning

Unique Long-Term Care Planning - Massachusetts

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on March 19, 2013

By Harry S. Margolis

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Topics: long-term care planning, MassHealth planning

Pay Your Mom's Nursing Home Bill or Go to Jail - Massachusetts

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on March 5, 2013

By Harry S. Margolis

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Topics: MassHealth, long-term care planning, nursing homes, special needs planning

To LinkIn or Not to LinkIn -- What's It All About?

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on February 24, 2013

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Topics: special needs planning, long-term care planning, Estate Planning

Prenuptial Agreements and Medicaid - Massachusetts

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on October 27, 2012

By Harry S. Margolis

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Topics: MassHealth, second marriage, long-term care planning, Estate Planning

What's the Difference Between "Supplemental" and "Special" Needs Trusts? - Massachusetts

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on October 9, 2012

By Harry S. Margolis

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Topics: Retirement Planning, special needs planning, long-term care planning, MassHealth

5 Guidelines for Caring for the Caregiver - Massachusetts

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on July 10, 2012

By Harry S. Margolis

Taking care of a senior, whether due to dementia or illness, can be exhausting and stressful. Often due to the lack of outside help, a devotion to the person needing care, or the tunnel vision that can accompany exhaustion, caretakers don’t take care of themselves.  

If this describes you, you must take care of yourself.  Failure to do so can lead to burn out, injury or illness.  If you are the caregiver, any of these results will harm your ability to care for your loved one.
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Here are some steps you can take to take care of yourself and make sure you can take care of your loved one:

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Topics: seniors, dementia, caregiving, long-term care planning

What is a Life Estate and Why Would You Want One? - Massachusetts

Posted by Maggie Lorenzo on April 9, 2012

By Harry S. Margolis

What is a life estate?

            The term “life estate” refers to property that is owned by an individual only through the duration of his or her lifetime. Therefore, it’s always for an indefinite period of time.  We usually encounter life estates when dealing with real estate.  When you have a life estate, you are called the “life tenant.”  For example, you can sell or give your home to your children, but retain a “life estate,” thereby reserving the right to live in, use, enjoy, and control the home until you die.  Your children would be called the “remaindermen.”   

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Topics: long-term care planning, Estate Planning

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