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The Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm of Jamieson Long & Associates
4101 John Deere Rd, Suite A | PO Box 927 | Moline, IL 61265

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“Will I Have Enough to Live On?”

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“How Can I Be Sure My Assets Are Safe As I Age?”

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“How Will My Family Remember Me When I’m Gone?”

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The Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm of Jamieson Long & Associates | 309.644.4941 | 4101 John Deere Rd, Suite A | PO Box 927 | Moline, IL 61265

Protecting Your Assets As You Age!

Everything You Wanted To Know About Planning…But Were Afraid To Ask!

“The Truth About Estate Planning”

 

Discussion Will Touch Upon These Pressing Issues:

  • What Are the Four Steps of a Successful Estate Plan?
  • How Can I Be Sure My Assets Are Safe As I Age?
  • How Can I Be Sure My Wishes Will Be Heeded After I Die?
  • How Can I Avoid the Hassles and Indignities of Living Probate?
  • How Can I Stay In Control of My Life and Estate Plan?
  • How Can I Keep My Estate Out of Probate?
  • What Are the True Costs of the Estate Planning Process?
  • The Myth of the “Magic Book:” Why Documents Alone Are Not Enough.

Looking at the BIG Picture from Where You Sit

The Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm of Jamieson Long & Associates | 309.644.4941 | 4101 John Deere Rd, Suite A | PO Box 927 | Moline, IL 61265

“You want to live your life to the fullest now, and have the peace of mind that your wishes will be respected in the future.”

When it comes to your savings and assets, there’s one thing you know: They’re yours and no one else’s.

You’ve worked hard for years at saving and investing. You want to be sure you don’t make a mistake with your money, especially not now.

You want to enjoy the fruits of your labor as long as possible, and stay healthy and strong as long as you can, so you can live your “golden days” the way you’d like, with those you care about most.

You also need to know that great care will be taken to assure your wishes and values are maintained throughout the estate planning process – that the “big decisions” you need to make will be the best for you and for those you love.

It’s important for you to know you are in control and that you can trust the integrity and expertise of your legal counsel to assist you through the confusing legal and financial process of planning your estate.

You want the legacy of your life to include your wisdom, not just your money and assets. And you don’t want to leave any “loose ends” for your loved ones to have to figure out after you’re gone.

You want to live your life to the fullest now, and have the peace of mind that your wishes will be respected in the future. Our team is at your service to assure your wishes become a reality.

Please call our office today to speak to an attorney!

The Estate Planning Process Building Blocks

The Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm of Jamieson Long & Associates | 309.644.4941 | 4101 John Deere Rd, Suite A | PO Box 927 | Moline, IL 61265

A helpful way to understand the estate planning process is as building blocks. The foundation is a thorough understanding of your needs, goals, dreams and aspirations. You want to be sure you (and your spouse, if married) are taken care of now and throughout your retirement years.

Next, we need to have a clear perspective of your family members and family dynamics – the people who you care about and who will someday receive the benefits of your success. For many of our clients, family includes children and grandchildren. For others, it may be nieces and nephews, friends, or community.

You are “the expert” on family matters. We will depend on you to teach us about your family. You can depend on us to counsel you about the law.

After the foundation of personal goals and family relationships is established, you need to understand how to utilize the law to protect and preserve your assets, save taxes, and enhance your wealth. We will educate you about the legal process so you gain the results you desire and your estate plan becomes a reality.

The final building block of your plan is made up of legal strategies and financial tools to keep you in control. This is the easiest part of your plan, once all the other blocks have been properly laid.

By using this straightforward and efficient process, we will work together with you to build your estate plan exactly the way you want it – resulting in peace of mind for you and security for your loved ones.

Please contact us today for a personal consultation.

Understanding Elder Law Basics

The Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm of Jamieson Long & Associates | 309.644.4941 | 4101 John Deere Rd, Suite A | PO Box 927 | Moline, IL 61265

Your life plan is not complete without addressing your concerns about aging.

Beyond preserving your assets and clarifying your estate plan, you are concerned about maintaining your quality of life and your independence.

You’re also aware that there may be a season in your life when you will need assistance with decision making and care for your health and safety needs. You need to be assured you will be treated with kindness and dignity during your twilight years.

You have questions about a variety of things, which may include many of the following:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Guardianship & Conservatorship
  • Veterans Benefits
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Senior Living Options
  • Social Security
  • Disability Planning

We are devoted to providing you with clear, understandable answers to your questions. Contact us today for a consultation.

Our Team is Here to Assist You

The Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm of Jamieson Long & Associates | 309.644.4941 | 4101 John Deere Rd, Suite A | PO Box 927 | Moline, IL 61265

Our unique team has a broad-based background of knowledge and experience that extends beyond the limits of law. Several members of our professional team will be working with you to educate you and your loved ones while helping develop a total life plan customized to meet your specific needs.

Click on the attorneys below to learn more.

Jamieson Long

Attorney at Law
JamieLong@qcelderlaw.com

Jamieson Long, Attorney at Law, graduated from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois College of Law earning a B.A. and J.D., respectively. He is a gifted communicator and compassionate educator, helping families in the areas of Elder Law and Estate Planning. Jamie belongs to the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, and is a charter member of the Academy of Special Needs Planners.

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Jamieson Long

Jamieson Long

Attorney at Law

David R. Chanez

Attorney at Law
David@qcelderlaw.com

David R. Chanez, Attorney at Law, CPA, CLU-ChFC, earned his B.B.A from the University of Iowa College of Business in Accounting and his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law. David is a CPA, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Chartered Financial Consultant. David’s personal and business tax planning training allows him to provide wise counsel and customized life and estate plans according to the varied aspects of each family’s needs.

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David R. Chanez

David R. Chanez

Attorney at Law

H. Reed Doughty

Attorney at Law
ReedDoughty@qcelderlaw.com

H. Reed Doughty, Attorney at Law, earned his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Iowa. Reed excels in understanding and counseling seniors regarding all aspects of veterans benefits and is accredited to represent veterans before the Department of Veterans Affairs. He capably assists families in navigating probate, guardianship and real estate matters, and handles all of these concerns for the firm. Reed is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and is a retired US Air Force Captain.

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H. Reed Doughty

H. Reed Doughty

Attorney at Law

 

We are committed to working in tandem with your financial planner and trusted advisors. You can feel confident that you will have a relationship with skilled, caring advocates who understand your values and know what is most important to you.

Members of your team may include many of the following:

  • Attorney
  • Care Advocate
  • Benefits Advocate
  • Legal Assistant
  • Funding Coordinator
  • Settlement Coordinator

As seasons change in your life, our team will walk alongside you and your loved ones every step of the way with counsel and care.

Our team of dedicated attorneys is skilled in every facet of elder law, estate, and tax planning. We are committed to understanding your wishes and preserving your hard earned assets, while keeping you in control throughout the planning process.

As members of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, “we aspire to the highest ethical professional behavior that will lend dignity to the client, the planning professionals and the planning process.”

Contact us today to learn more!

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The Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm of Jamieson Long & Associates | 309.644.4941 | 4101 John Deere Rd, Suite A | PO Box 927 | Moline, IL 61265

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The Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm of Jamieson Long & Associates
309.644.4941
4101 John Deere Rd | Suite A
PO Box 927 | Moline, IL 61265

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The Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm of Jamieson Long & Associates | 309.644.4941 | 4101 John Deere Rd, Suite A | PO Box 927 | Moline, IL 61265

Feds Rescind Rule Protecting Some Reverse Mortgage Non-Borrowing Spouses

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has rescinded a rule issued last year that was intended to keep at least some spouses of reverse mortgage holders from being forced out of their homes when the mortgage holder dies. Instead, spouses who were not listed on the reverse mortgage will have more time before the foreclosure process begins.

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How Can We Publicly Complain About a Care Manager and Still Get a Refund?

We hired a geriatric care manager (GCM) to give us recommendations about caring for our mother. We were very unhappy with the product and service and filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) asking for a refund of the fee (the GCM is a BBB member). The GCM’s response to the BBB included information that we believe violated our privacy. A personal injury lawyer told us that because the GCM was responding to our complaint, what he/she said would likely be “protected” and thus not a violation of privacy law (we are in California). The GCM wants us to sign away our right to say anything to anyone about this before giving the refund, and says that if we don’t sign, he/she might consider suing us for defamation.

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Is There Any Way Mom Can Inherit Money Without Losing Medicaid?

My 85-year-old mother lives in Iowa and is in assisted living and on Medicaid after a major stroke four years ago. She has been a widow raising seven children alone since 1966, and has never had any money to speak of in all that time. Her brother recently passed away and left her and her sisters money. It is an amount Mom cannot spend within a month. She does not need anything for her apartment or herself and she cannot travel. She has paid for her funeral arrangements, etc. What can she do so she doesn’t lose her Medicaid?

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How Can We Convince My Father That Moving from the Nursing Home to Our House Is Not an Option?

My disabled father is currently in a nursing home but wants to move in with my husband and me. He needs constant care — he is on a feeding tube, his colostomy must be regularly changed, he needs bathing and he can’t walk and has limited movement of his arms. My husband and I are barely home and would not be able to properly care for him. We have told him this but he is hard-headed and says he will be fine alone. I am searching for some kind of rules or regulations to prove to him that we could get arrested for elderly neglect. Meanwhile, he is doing everything in his power to get kicked out of the nursing home so that I have no choice but to take him in. Please help!!!!

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VA Eliminates Net Worth Requirement for Health Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has updated the way it determines eligibility for VA health care benefits, making it easier for many veterans to get access to the benefits. The VA will no longer use the veteran’s net worth as a factor to determine eligibility and copayments.

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Congress Schedules End to Insurance Coverage of Medicare Part B Deductible

Medicare beneficiaries often buy “Medigap” insurance that pays for many of regular Medicare’s deductibles and copayments. But as a result of legislation just passed by Congress, starting in 2020 Medigap plans will no longer be allowed to offer coverage of the Medicare Part B deductible, which is currently $147 (in 2015). However, current Medigap policyholders and those buying policies before 2020 will still be eligible for the deductible coverage after that date.

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Cost of Private Nursing Home Room Now Averaging $91,250

The median cost of a private nursing home room in the United States has increased 4.2 percent to $91,250 a year, according to the 2015 edition of a Cost of Care survey that the insurer Genworth has conducted for the past 12 years. Genworth reports that the median cost of a semi-private room in a nursing home is $80,300, up 3.8 percent from 2014.

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Decisions to Make for Your Power of Attorney

A power of attorney may seem like a simple document, but there are several important decisions that need to be made when creating one. From whom to appoint to what powers to grant, care and consideration should be put into each choice.

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