Announcing Medicaid by the Numbers, 2015 Edition

View image | gettyimages.com Curious about the 2015 Medicaid allowances? Here they are from the elder law section of the Hawaii State Bar Association: The Community Spouse Resource Allowance is the amount that the spouse who is still living in the community (i.e. not in a nursing home) is allowed to own with their spouse… Read More »

Aid and Attendance for Veterans and Surviving Spouses Who Wish to Age at Home

Recently I finished reading the insightful and often hilarious memoir, Can We Please Talk About Something More Pleasant? by New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. The book details Ms. Chast’s experiences supporting her parents as they aged, managed dementia, moved into assisted living, worked with caregivers, and eventually passed away. Ms. Chast’s mother was able to… Read More »

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Aloha, We know many of our clients are caring for elderly loved ones, so we wanted to pass along this flyer. There are many upcoming Powerful Tools for Caregivers Classes on Maui and Lana`i. Powerful Tools for Caregivers is 6-week workshop series (2 hours/week) that focuses on helping family caregivers balance and manage caregiving, their… Read More »

Google Now Offers Digital Estate Planning Services

Now more than ever, Americans are storing sensitive information and financial accounts completely online. Estate planning attorneys are scurrying to find the best way to deal with digital assets when creating estate plans for their clients. A recent article discusses how new Google developments will allow users to simply select account preferences to determine what… Read More »

Do You Have a Right To Your Inheritance?

In the absence of a vested right, an interest in the estate of another is merely an expectancy. This means that, until the person dies, the beneficiary does not have an absolute right to inherit anything. Conversely, once an interest in a will has vested, a beneficiary has an enforceable right against an estate. A… Read More »