ESTATE PLANNING • ELDER CARE & DISABILITY PLANNING

Message to valued clients, business associates and friends

March 17, 2020

At Hazen Law Group, the health and safety of our clients and business associates is our highest priority. Given the growing concerns surrounding the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak, we want to share with you the steps we are taking to protect you and our staff...

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The Medicaid ineligibility trap

January 29, 2016

Because of the potentially financially devastating costs of long term care, Medicaid is often the safety net to protect spouses and other family members from impoverishment. For those of you who transfer assets, there is a period during which you are ineligible for Medicaid....

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The costs associated with long-term care

January 21, 2016

The cost of long-term care is dependent on the kind of care you require and the length of time that you need such care. It can also be affected by your provider and the area in which you live. The cost can be influenced...

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Guardianship laws in Pennsylvania

January 7, 2016

Upon attaining the age of 18, a person has the right to make decisions on his or her own behalf without regard to any limitations or disabilities unless he or she has been adjudicated to be incapacitated by a court. This determination is made...

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Top Ten Reasons to Get Your Estate Plan in Order

October 14, 2015

If you have not had your estate planning reviewed in the last three years, meeting with your attorney to review or prepare your estate planning should be high on your list of things to do. You need to have current Wills, Powers of Attorney,...

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Advance Directives – Your Right To Decide

August 15, 2015

Advance Directives, also referred to as Living Wills, provide instructions to your doctors, hospital and family members on your wishes regarding life sustaining treatments. If you are in terminal condition or a state of permanent unconsciousness you have a right to decide what medical...

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The Importance of Durable Powers of Attorney

January 5, 2015

Clients frequently ask why Powers of Attorney are necessary for married couples. It is a common misconception that your spouse will be able to handle everything on your behalf, should you become incapacitated. This is simply not the case. First, let me define a...

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Nursing Home Resident Rights

October 22, 2012

The critical legislation dealing with nursing home resident rights is the Nursing Home Reform Act of 1987 (NHRA), also referred to as “OBRA-87”. See 42 U.S.C. §§ 1395i-3 & 1396r. This legislation requires nursing homes that accept payment from Medicaid or Medicare to provide...

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There is a path to a secure future for you & your family.