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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

The 7 Biggest Mistakes of Getting Mom on Medicaid And How to Avoid Them

Do you know what it will take to become qualified for Medicaid? Or how much you can really save?

 

Learn the 7 biggest mistakes people make with Nursing Home Medicaid AND how to avoid other little-known Medicaid traps:

 

  • Can you still trust the “System” to take care of you in light of recent changes?

  • Is a 5-year head start absolutely necessary? How much can you save even if Mom needs care today?

  • How can you avoid losing everything to the “Move It or Lose It” Trap?

  • How can an Illinois “Spenddown” make you personally liable to pay for Mom’s care?

  • How can Iowa’s “Double Jeopardy” Trap make you pay personally for the same care…TWICE?

  • How can Joint Tenancy and Revocable Living Trusts interfere with your eligibility for Medicaid?

Whether you need Medicaid NOW, or planning for the FUTURE you owe it to yourself to attend!

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 attorney Jamieson Long 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
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 dedicated team 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

How Can I Protect My Interest in the House I Am Buying with My Unmarried Partner?

My significant other and I, who are both in our sixties, are buying a home together and will be listed on the deed as tenants in common. I am making a substantial down payment, and we will share the monthly mortgage. How do I protect the money I am putting in upfront and get it back when we sell or if I should die? We both want the other to have the right to live in the home as long as the survivor wants. After selling the house, we want the proceeds to go to my children. How do we set up our wills to indicate our desire?

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Lack of a Will Could Mean Chaos for Prince’s Estate

The famed recording artist Prince died leaving an unknown fortune and possibly no will or estate plan to dictate what to do with that fortune. Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, told the probate court in the Minnesota county where Prince lived that her brother did not have a will, which means his estate could be in court for years and exhaust millions of dollars in court fees and unnecessary taxes. Ms. Nelson filed an emergency order for the appointment of a special administrator to protect Prince’s assets, even as those assets are swelling.

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Can Medicaid Make Me Pay for My Late Mother’s Outstanding Nursing Home Bill?

My mother died in a nursing home in 2015 while receiving Medicaid. Because she had gifted money in 2011, she had to wait out a penalty period before becoming eligible for Medicaid. She owned nothing at her death. I have an old will but I haven’t shared it with anyone because I didn’t think I had to due to her having nothing to pass on. The state contacted me with a bill for her nursing home care. Can they make me pay the bill? We live in New Jersey.

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New Rules Provide Protections for Retirement Savings

The Department of Labor has issued new rules aimed at helping those saving for retirement. The rules are intended to prevent financial advisors from steering their clients to bad investments by requiring advisers to act in the best interests of their clients.

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Four Steps to Take Right After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it is important to start planning immediately. There are several essential documents to help you once you become incapacitated, but if you don’t already have them in place, you need to act quickly after a diagnosis.

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Testamentary Trust Qualifies As SNT Despite Support Language

The Supreme Court of Connecticut rules that the state Department of Social Services improperly denied a Medicaid application after counting assets in a testamentary trust that should have been considered exempt because, the court holds, the trust was a discretionary supplemental needs trust, not a support trust. Pikula v. Department of Social Services (Conn., No. SC 19533, May 10, 2016).

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Community Spouse’s Annuity Payment Is Income

A New Jersey appeals court rules that the monthly stipend a Medicaid recipient’s spouse receives from an annuity is income that counts towards her minimum monthly maintenance needs allowance (MMMNA). J.G. v. Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services (N.J. Super. Ct., App. Div., No. A-2759-13T4, April 22, 2016).

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