ma: Non-Tax Reasons for Trusts: Randolph MA Area Estate Planning Attorney - 10/11/14 07:55 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney. 
 Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
There are several non-tax reasons for utilizing trusts such as asset protection; avoiding probate; creditor protection; protection for the surviving spouse and children in the event the surviving spouse remarries; control and management of assets for spendthrifts, minors and those disabled; and avoiding ancillary probate for real estate owned in another state.  Moreover, living trusts are private (not public) documents and notice of the trust assets and accountings need be given only to the interested parties.
 
Example:  Mr. and … (0 comments)

ma: Whitman MA Area Elder Law Attorney At-Home Care Part 1 of 6 - 05/04/14 12:41 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
What is the Home Care Program?   The Home Care Program is for elders with limited income and with low-to-moderate needs in terms of in-home services. The program also includes respite care for caregivers.
Elders are eligible for the Home Care Program if they meet the income criteria detailed below; are not residing in a rest home, nursing facility, convalescent home, or assisted living residence; are not receiving services from an all-inclusive program such as Adult Foster Care (also … (1 comments)

ma: Whitman MA Area Elder Law Attorney At-Home Care Part 2 of 6 - 05/04/14 12:40 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
What is the Home and Community Based Frail Elder Waiver (Waiver) Program?   
Elders who are clinically in need of nursing home care and meet the asset limits detailed below qualify for the Home and Community Based Frail Elder Waiver (Waiver) Program.  
 
The Waiver program is funded by MassHealth and provides the following services: skilled nursing, home health aide, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, grocery shopping, meal delivery, and the wander response system.   
          What are the income and asset … (0 comments)

ma: Whitman MA Area Elder Law Attorney At-Home Care Programs Part 3 of 6 - 05/04/14 12:39 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney.  
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
What is the Adult Foster Care (also called Adult Family Care) Program?
Adult Foster Care (also called Adult Family Care) is a program that enables elders who cannot live alone safely to have a live-in caregiver.  The services to the elder also include meal preparation, assistance with personal care and medication, shopping, laundry, housekeeping, transportation to medical appointment and social visits, and maintaining a clean and safe living space.
 
The live-in caregiver receives a non-taxable stipend of up to … (0 comments)

ma: Walpole MA Area Elder Law Attorney: At-Home Care Part 1 of 6 - 05/03/14 08:59 PM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
What is the Home Care Program?   The Home Care Program is for elders with limited income and with low-to-moderate needs in terms of in-home services. The program also includes respite care for caregivers.
Elders are eligible for the Home Care Program if they meet the income criteria detailed below; are not residing in a rest home, nursing facility, convalescent home, or assisted living residence; are not receiving services from an all-inclusive program such as Adult Foster Care (also … (0 comments)

ma: Walpole MA Area Elder Law Attorney At-Home Care Part 2 of 6 - 05/03/14 08:58 PM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
What is the Home and Community Based Frail Elder Waiver (Waiver) Program?   
Elders who are clinically in need of nursing home care and meet the asset limits detailed below qualify for the Home and Community Based Frail Elder Waiver (Waiver) Program.  
 
The Waiver program is funded by MassHealth and provides the following services: skilled nursing, home health aide, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, grocery shopping, meal delivery, and the wander response system.   
          What are the income and asset … (0 comments)

ma: Walpole MA Area Elder Law Attorney At-Home Care Programs Part 3 of 6 - 05/03/14 08:58 PM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
What is the Adult Foster Care (also called Adult Family Care) Program?
Adult Foster Care (also called Adult Family Care) is a program that enables elders who cannot live alone safely to have a live-in caregiver.  The services to the elder also include meal preparation, assistance with personal care and medication, shopping, laundry, housekeeping, transportation to medical appointment and social visits, and maintaining a clean and safe living space.
 
The live-in caregiver receives a non-taxable stipend of … (0 comments)

ma: Plainville MA Area Elder Law Attorney At-Home Care Part 1 of 6 - 05/03/14 09:28 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
What is the Home Care Program?   The Home Care Program is for elders with limited income and with low-to-moderate needs in terms of in-home services. The program also includes respite care for caregivers.
Elders are eligible for the Home Care Program if they meet the income criteria detailed below; are not residing in a rest home, nursing facility, convalescent home, or assisted living residence; are not receiving services from an all-inclusive program such as Adult Foster Care (also … (0 comments)

ma: Plainville MA Area Elder Law Attorney At-Home Care Part 2 of 6 - 05/03/14 09:27 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
What is the Home and Community Based Frail Elder Waiver (Waiver) Program?   
Elders who are clinically in need of nursing home care and meet the asset limits detailed below qualify for the Home and Community Based Frail Elder Waiver (Waiver) Program.  
 
The Waiver program is funded by MassHealth and provides the following services: skilled nursing, home health aide, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, grocery shopping, meal delivery, and the wander response system.   
          What are the income and asset … (0 comments)

ma: Plainville MA Area Elder Law Attorney At-Home Care Programs Part 3 - 05/03/14 09:27 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney.  
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
What is the Adult Foster Care (also called Adult Family Care) Program?
Adult Foster Care (also called Adult Family Care) is a program that enables elders who cannot live alone safely to have a live-in caregiver.  The services to the elder also include meal preparation, assistance with personal care and medication, shopping, laundry, housekeeping, transportation to medical appointment and social visits, and maintaining a clean and safe living space.
 
The live-in caregiver receives a non-taxable stipend of up to … (0 comments)

ma: Rehoboth MA Area Elder Law Attorney At-Home Care Part 1 of 6 - 05/03/14 06:53 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney. 
Website:  vonweisslaw.com  
What is the Home Care Program? 
 
The Home Care Program is for elders with limited income and with low-to-moderate needs in terms of in-home services. The program also includes respite care for caregivers.
Elders are eligible for the Home Care Program if they meet the income criteria detailed below; are not residing in a rest home, nursing facility, convalescent home, or assisted living residence; are not receiving services from an all-inclusive program such as Adult Foster Care (also known … (0 comments)

ma: Rehoboth MA Area Elder Law Attorney At-Home Care Programs Part 2 of 6 - 05/03/14 06:52 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
What is the Home and Community Based Frail Elder Waiver (Waiver) Program?   
Elders who are clinically in need of nursing home care and meet the asset limits detailed below qualify for the Home and Community Based Frail Elder Waiver (Waiver) Program.  
 
The Waiver program is funded by MassHealth and provides the following services: skilled nursing, home health aide, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, grocery shopping, meal delivery, and the wander response system.   
          What are the income and asset … (0 comments)

ma: Rehoboth MA Area Elder Law Attorney: At-Home Care Programs Part 3 of 6 - 05/03/14 06:52 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney.  
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
What is the Adult Foster Care (also called Adult Family Care) Program?
Adult Foster Care (also called Adult Family Care) is a program that enables elders who cannot live alone safely to have a live-in caregiver.  The services to the elder also include meal preparation, assistance with personal care and medication, shopping, laundry, housekeeping, transportation to medical appointment and social visits, and maintaining a clean and safe living space.
 
The live-in caregiver receives a non-taxable stipend of up to … (0 comments)

ma: What If My Spouse Dies Without A Will? By Attleboro MA Area Attorney - 05/03/14 03:53 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
What do I get if my spouse dies without a Will?
 
A preliminary issue is whether there is a valid and enforceable prenuptial agreement or separation agreement impacting the inheritance rights of the surviving spouse.  The balance of this blog assumes there is no such valid and enforceable prenuptial or separation agreement. 
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012.
 
In the absence of a Will, § 2-102 of the MUPC provides … (0 comments)

ma: Effect Of My Divorce On My Estate Plan? By Attleboro MA Area Attorney - 05/03/14 03:53 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney. 
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012. 
I am often asked "How does my divorce affect my estate plan?"   
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012. Before the MUPC, Massachusetts law provided that divorce revoked the provisions in favor of a former spouse in a pre-existing Will (the former spouse was treated as having died first).  The net effect was that the former spouse did not inherit directly under … (0 comments)

ma: Attleboro MA Area Estate Planning Attorney: When Will Omits A Child - 05/03/14 03:51 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney.  
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012. 
Before the MUPC, Massachusetts law provided that a child not included in the will (“omitted child”), or their descendant(s) in certain circumstances, may elect (by filing a timely claim) to take an intestate share (what he or she would have gotten if no Will), regardless of whether the child was born before or after the execution of the Will, unless (1) the omitted child (or their descendant(s) in certain … (0 comments)

ma: What If My Spouse Dies Without A Will? By Norwood MA Area Attorney - 05/03/14 02:52 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an estate planning lawyer and elder law attorney in Easton, MA.
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
 
What do I get if my spouse dies without a Will?
 
A preliminary issue is whether there is a valid and enforceable prenuptial agreement or separation agreement impacting the inheritance rights of the surviving spouse.  The balance of this blog assumes there is no such valid and enforceable prenuptial or separation agreement. 
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012.
 
In the absence of a Will, § 2-102 of the MUPC … (0 comments)

ma: Effect Of My Divorce On My Estate Plan? By Norwood MA Area Attorney - 05/03/14 02:51 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney. 
Website:  vonweisslaw.com
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012. 
I am often asked "How does my divorce affect my estate plan?"   
The Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code (MUPC) became effective as of March 31, 2012. Before the MUPC, Massachusetts law provided that divorce revoked the provisions in favor of a former spouse in a pre-existing Will (the former spouse was treated as having died first).  The net effect was that the former spouse did not inherit directly under … (0 comments)

ma: Norwood MA Area Elder Law Attorney: At-Home Care Part 1 of 6 - 05/03/14 02:50 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney. 
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
What is the Home Care Program?   The Home Care Program is for elders with limited income and with low-to-moderate needs in terms of in-home services. The program also includes respite care for caregivers.
Elders are eligible for the Home Care Program if they meet the income criteria detailed below; are not residing in a rest home, nursing facility, convalescent home, or assisted living residence; are not receiving services from an all-inclusive program such as Adult Foster Care (also known … (0 comments)

ma: Norwood MA Area Elder Law Attorney: At-Home Care Programs Part 2 of 6 - 05/03/14 02:50 AM
The author Brigitte von Weiss of VON WEISS LAW OFFICE is an Easton MA estate planning and elder law attorney. 
Website:  vonweisslaw.com 
What is the Home and Community Based Frail Elder Waiver (Waiver) Program?   
Elders who are clinically in need of nursing home care and meet the asset limits detailed below qualify for the Home and Community Based Frail Elder Waiver (Waiver) Program.  
The Waiver program is funded by MassHealth and provides the following services: skilled nursing, home health aide, housekeeping, laundry, transportation, grocery shopping, meal delivery, and the wander response system.   
          What are the income and asset rules for … (0 comments)

 
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