Planning for Life

Prepare for Tax Increases Coming Down The Road

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on October 2, 2012

By Harry S. Margolis

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Topics: long-term care planning, Affordable Care Act

Medicare Set Asides in Liability Cases: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on July 24, 2012

By Christina T. Vidoli

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Topics: long-term care planning, Medicare, MassHealth

5 Guidelines for Caring for the Caregiver - Massachusetts

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on July 10, 2012

By Harry S. Margolis

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

Should a Child be Responsible for a Parent's Long-Term Care Costs?

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on May 12, 2012

By Harry S. Margolis

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Topics: long-term care planning, MassHealth

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

Should I Hire Home Care Through an Agency? - Massachusetts

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on April 5, 2012

By Harry S. Margolis

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

Who Should Plan for Long-Term Care? - Massachusetts

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on March 27, 2012

By Harry S. Margolis

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Topics: long-term care planning, long-term care insurance, Massachusetts, Estate Planning

Report Describes Picture of Long-Term Care in Massachusetts

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on February 26, 2012

By Harry S. Margolis

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

The State of Nursing Homes in Massachusetts

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on February 15, 2012

By Harry S. Margolis

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Topics: long-term care planning, Medicare, nursing homes, MassHealth

Hartstein Describes Massachusetts Long-Term Care Challenge

Posted by Harry S. Margolis on February 11, 2012

By Harry S. Margolis

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

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