Protecting Your Property After Death

After working for a lifetime, it is often very important for elderly individuals to safeguard their legacies. There are many ways that this task can be completed. The goal for protecting property after death is often linked with avoiding the probate process. This process is a time-consuming process that ties up

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How to Protect Your Assets

Paying for long-term care can be quite expensive. Since nearly 70 percent of seniors will require some type of assistance during their later years, many people must try to pay for these daunting expenses. Coupled with this issue is the fact that many people require nursing home care for an

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Five Reasons to Create an Estate Plan

Many people put off making an estate plan because it may seem like a depressing topic. It can be hard to think about your final days with your loved ones. However, when people put a plan in place while they are in a calm position, they can better communicate their

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What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?

Seniors face complex legal issues that are particular to their specific age and circumstances. Elder law attorneys provide important legal services that help families through difficult times and with making difficult decisions. Hammond and Associates is a premier law firm that focuses on elder law—keep reading to learn more about

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What Is Long Term Medicaid?

Medicaid is a form of insurance that is provided to individuals who meet certain criteria. While there are strict asset and income eligibility guidelines that must be met, there are several asset preservation mechanisms that individuals can use to protect their assets while also remaining eligible for Medicaid benefits. Long

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What Is the Best Long Term Care for My Loved One?

As your loved ones age, it is important to start considering long term care options. The sooner that you consider the various options that are available, the better prepared you will feel when the time comes. While individuals of advanced age may have a deep desire not to feel like a

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How to Choose Power of Attorney

Providing care for one or both elderly parents isn’t just about their physical needs. The more involved you are, the broader the responsibilities. It’s important to be prepared by taking the right legal steps to allow you to make necessary decisions. Don’t put off speaking with your parents about their

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Elder Law Assistance for Geriatric Care Managers

Are you a geriatric care manager hoping to find your client a lawyer to help with an elder law issue? If you’re in the Maryland area, Hammond Associates is here to help you. Our team partners with geriatric care managers to ensure clients are getting the best care and treatment

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Why Is Estate Planning Important?

Many retirement-age adults have amassed valuable assets over the years, from real estate to jewelry collections to savings accounts. Most people work hard for such assets and want them to remain in the family. Unfortunately, many people never make official decisions about who will inherit what, or who will assume

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Housing Options for Your Aging Loved Ones

Some housing options just provide a place to live; other arrangements provide a partial or full range of services that can be used as a loved ones’ needs and ability to function independently change. Alternative living options available in Maryland include: Assisted Living, Congregate Housing, Adult Family Care Homes, and Continuing Care Retirement Communities

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