Medical Assistance’s Estate Recovery Program

Many individuals find that they are unable to afford nursing home care, hospital care, prescription drugs, and home and community based services as they age. This is a sad, but very common occurrence in today’s world. The only option for many is to use Medical Assistance to help pay for the above-listed benefits. The receipt … Continue reading Medical Assistance’s Estate Recovery Program

Medical Assistance’s Estate Recovery Program

Many individuals find that they are unable to afford nursing home care, hospital care, prescription drugs, and home and community based services as they age. This is a sad, but very common occurrence in today’s world. The only option for many is to use Medical Assistance to help pay for the above-listed benefits. The receipt … Continue reading Medical Assistance’s Estate Recovery Program

Effect of Death on a Divorce: Can the Spouse take under the Decedents Will or is the Spouse Limited?

With a divorce rate above 50%, the inevitable sometimes occurs. During the divorce proceeding, one spouse dies. The affect of this situation can lead to a complex interaction between the Divorce Code and the Estate Code. Because there are so many different possibilities, I will briefly lay out the possible scenarios and likely effect on … Continue reading Effect of Death on a Divorce: Can the Spouse take under the Decedents Will or is the Spouse Limited?

Please make my son and daughter co-executors NOT!

When drafting a will, our clients with more than one child often request that we name both of their children as co-executors so not to offend one of them. While that decision is ultimately up to our client, in most circumstances, that is not the best solution. First, if one or more of the children … Continue reading Please make my son and daughter co-executors NOT!

National Firearms Act Estate Planning 101

As an estate attorney, how do you handle the planning of an estate, which includes National Firearms Act [NFA] firearms? What if your client asks you, prior to his/her purchase of a NFA weapon, what is the best form of ownership, with long term estate planning in mind? This issue may plague estate attorneys, leaving … Continue reading National Firearms Act Estate Planning 101

Grandpop’s Machine Gun in the Chest

What does an attorney do, when he/she is confronted with the fact that grandpop died, and in his chest, there was a gun? This issue faces estate attorneys quite frequently, especially in pro-gun states, such as Pennsylvania. While most attorneys, not proficient in firearms law or firearms in general, will properly handle the transfer of … Continue reading Grandpop’s Machine Gun in the Chest