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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?”

Looking at the BIG Picture from Where You Sit

The Estate Planning & Elder Law Firm of Jamieson Long & Associates | 309-764-2577 | 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 | 309-764-2577 | 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 | 309-764-2577 | 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 | 309-764-2577 | 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
309-764-2577
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 | 309-764-2577 | 4101 John Deere Rd, Suite A | PO Box 927 | Moline, IL 61265

Part B Premium Will Rise Slightly for Most Medicare Beneficiaries in 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has announced the Medicare premiums, deductibles, and coinsurances for 2017. After holding steady at $104.90 a month for four years, the standard Medicare Part B premium that most recipients pay will rise 4 percent to about $109 a month. However, approximately 30 percent of beneficiaries will see their Part B premium rise from $121.80 to $134 a month, a 10 percent increase. Meanwhile, all beneficaries will face a higher Part B deductible, which will go from the current $166 to $183 in 2017.

When Can You Delay Taking Medicare?

While you are eligible to apply for Medicare when you are 65, there are circumstances where you might not want to, particularly if you are working full time for a larger employer or contributing to a health savings account. However, there can be penalties if you don’t sign up at the right time, so it is important to know when you can delay signing up for Medicare without facing a penalty.

Can a Medicaid Recipient’s House Be Transferred to a Caregiver Child After the Recipient’s Death?

My sister moved from out-of-state to live with our dad and care for him. She lived with him for more than two years, which delayed a move to assisted living. After eventually going into assisted living, he received Medicaid until his death in June 2016. Upon his passing, the Medicaid office notified me, as executor, that there is a lien on the home that will need to be paid. However, we discovered that my sister meets the requirements under the caregiver exception in the Medicaid rules. Can I, as the executor, transfer the house under the caregiver exception and avoid the lien?

States Begin Offering State-Run Retirement Plans

Workers in some states will soon have another option to save for retirement. California is the latest state to pass a law that establishes state-run retirement plans for workers who do not have a plan through their employer. A handful of other states already have similar laws on the books, and the Obama administration has issued a regulation to encourage more states to set up retirement plans.

Likely on President-Elect Trump’s To-Do List: Block Grant Medicaid

Repealing the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, was one of Donald Trump’s signature campaign health care promises. But his election, coupled with Republican control of both the House and Senate, means that there will also almost certainly be a new GOP effort to turn the Medicaid program into a system of block grants to states. Under such a system, states would receive a lump sum of federal money to provide health care to low-income people, in contrast to the open-ended entitlement that Medicaid is today, with the federal government matching every dollar that states spend.