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How Medicaid's Money Follows the Person Program Aids Seniors

Congress established the Medicaid Money Follows the Person (MFP) Program to provide states with federal funding to help seniors who are receiving care in institutions but want to live at home. However, it is not a permanent program and is due to expire in September 2027. Advocates have pushed for Congress to make MFP permanent, ensuring that states have funding for seniors who wish to return home from long-term care facilities.

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WHAT IS PROBATE

Probate is the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, including collecting and distributing assets to beneficiaries and paying any taxes or debts that may be due. In other words, it is the process of wrapping up a person's affairs after they have passed away.

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The Alternative to Estate Planning- Intestate Succession Rules

Have you been putting off creating an estate plan because you dread the hassle of paperwork or think it's not important? Unfortunately, failing to create a plan puts your estate at risk of being handled in ways that are unexpected and potentially unfavorable. It's essential to understand what happens to your estate when you don't have a plan.

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PREVENTING A WILL CONTEST

Emotions can run high at the death of a family member. If a family member is unhappy with the amount they received (or didn't receive) under a will, he or she may contest the will. Will contests can drag out for years, keeping all the heirs from getting what they are entitled to. It may be impossible to prevent relatives from fighting over your will entirely, but there are steps you can take to try to minimize squabbles and ensure your intentions are carried out.

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Pros and Cons of a Medicaid Asset Protection Trust

A Medicaid Asset Protection Trust (MAPT) is one option a person may consider to protect their assets from Medicaid and nursing homes or long-term care.

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Changing Or Revoking A Will

Writing a Will is an important step in securing your family’s future, but it can be daunting. It’s important to understand that you have options when it comes to changing or revoking a Will. You have the option of simply writing a codicil – a legal document that amends an existing Will – to make changes, alternatively, you could revoke your current Will and write a new one.

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POUR OVER WILLS

What is a pour over will? A pour over will is an estate planning tool that can be used to ensure that assets that were not connected to yor trust duuring your lifetime are “poured over” into the trust after you pass away. This type of testamentary document can help protect your estate and make sure that your heirs receive the inheritance they are entitled to.

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Writing a Valid Will in Georgia

Writing a valid will is an important part of ensuring that your wishes and desires are carried out after your death. In Georgia, there are specific regulations and requirements when it comes to creating a legal document that is accepted by the court as a valid will. Preparing such a document can be daunting, but with proper research, guidance, and consideration of all relevant factors, you can create a legally-binding testament to your estate.

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Make Reviewing Your Estate Plan One of Your New Year's Resolutions

The beginning of a new year is a good time to take a look at your estate plan to make sure it is up to date. Less than half of people actually have any estate planning documents in place and many of those people may have outdated documents. Documents that were created when your children were born may need updating 20, 30, or 40 years later, after your family and financial situation have changed entirely.

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Will Medicare Pay for Housekeeping Services?

Medicare is federal health insurance for people over 65, some younger people with disabilities, and those with end-stage renal disease. Coverage of housekeeping services under Medicare can depend on several factors.

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