Should I Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?

Should I Buy Long-Term Care Insurance?

Whether or not you should buy long-term care insurance is a question we get a lot. The answer is: it depends. This isn’t a simple question to answer because there are so many variables, including: Your insurability Your age and resulting cost of the long-term...
We Must Celebrate Hope

We Must Celebrate Hope

I always enjoy our holiday newsletter as we break from the legal topics and communicate something that is important to us. I will admit I am an “open book” or a what-you-see-is-what-you-get┬átype of person, so I’m usually not hard to figure out, but...
Love and Remarriage in Retirement

Love and Remarriage in Retirement

Finding Love in Your Later Years Calls for Planning Finding love and companionship again in the later part of life can be wonderful, but it can also be very complicated. Taking the plunge without proper planning can have tremendous negative consequences. About 50% of...

Dementia Trends Confirm Growing Need for Long-Term Care Planning

Latest numbers on dementia show the growing need for long-term care planning as part of an effective estate plan. An infographic recently published by the Population Reference Bureau gives a comprehensive summary of new demographic research on dementia trends....
What Is a Power of Attorney and Why Might I Need One?

What Is a Power of Attorney and Why Might I Need One?

A Power of Attorney (PoA) is a legal document that gives someone authority to act on your behalf. Think about all the decisions you make on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. Now think about what would happen if you couldn’t make those decisions for yourself...

If I Go on Medicaid Will I Lose My House?

Many people are afraid of losing their home if they have to enter a nursing home and apply for Medicaid to cover the extreme expense. While this fear is well-founded — the average cost of a nursing home in Kansas City Metro is about $5,000-$7,000+ per month...