While the new tax law doubles the federal estate tax exemption, meaning the vast majority of estates will not have to pay any federal estate tax, it doesn't mean you should ignore its impact on your estate plan.
A power of attorney is one of the most important estate planning documents, but when one sibling is named in a power of attorney, there is the potential for disputes with other siblings. No matter which side you are on, it is important to know your rights and limitations.
According to court documents, legendary singer Aretha Franklin did not have a will when she died, opening up her estate to public scrutiny and unnecessary costs and uncertainty.
A family's fear of losing their home to Medicaid may have contributed to a severe case of elder abuse. If they had consulted with an attorney, they might have figured out a way to get their mother the care she needed and also protect their house.
In a funny and scary segment, John Oliver recently highlighted problems with the guardianship system on his HBO show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
A new study has found that people enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan were more likely to enter a lower-quality nursing home than were people in traditional Medicare.
If your Medicare drug plan denies coverage for a drug you need, you don't have to simply accept it. There are several steps you can take to fight the decision.
A long-term care policyholder has successfully sued her insurance company for breach of contract after the company raised her premiums.
A new federal law is designed to address the growing problem of elder abuse. The law supports efforts to better understand, prevent, and combat both financial and physical elder abuse.
A recent New Jersey appeals court case demonstrates how important it is for families to come up with a long-term care plan before an emergency strikes.