We are providing this information as a public service. We practice elder and disability law, but counseling and representing veterans in connection with VA benefits is a specialized field and we do not offer these services. Don’t stop, read on … This is the benefit that changes: Vets and their spouses who are 65 or […]
Most college-bound freshman are over 18. The law says that makes them adults; parents know better. They are grown-up but new to the world of managing their money, bills and contracts. New to the world of managing their own medical appointments and follow-ups. If you need to talk to the bursar’s office about tuition, grants, […]
Five kids between them other than the five they have together. 20 grandchildren and 30 + great grandchildren – probably about half are “his” or “hers” and not “ours”. Husband-to-be has a business he founded over fifty years ago. He’s 83 and she’s 79. Young-again love is a wonderful thing. And this couple needs a […]
by Michael F. Callahan The benefits of a highly detailed, comprehensive power of attorney are numerous. Unfortunately, many powers of attorney are more general in nature and can actually cause more problems than they solve, especially for our senior population. This post highlights the benefits of a comprehensive, detailed power of attorney, including some of […]
Will 2018 be the year you make a Will and complete your estate and disability planning? If you kick it down the road another year it won’t matter … unless 2018 is the year you die or become incapacitated or disabled. In that case, those you care about will wish you had planned better, especially […]
The Problem If you are disabled or elderly you may not qualify for certain government benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid , because your income or “countable assets” are too high. Generally your home, furnishings, vehicle and certain other specific types of property are not counted, while bank and financial accounts and […]
Many interesting and potentially disastrous consequences flow from a stay of the judgment of divorce.
It’s definitely a case of “be careful what you wish for” when you seek to stay of a judgment of divorce.
Sometimes a party to a lawsuit is not satisfied with the trial judge’s decision. When that happens that person might want to file an appeal. Generally, and in all divorce cases in all three local jurisdictions, you can appeal “as of right.” You may not win but you can appeal. The party who appeals is […]
Here is a comparison applying the child support guidelines of each local jurisdiction to a typical case: two children, sole custody, $0 health insurance and $0 child care costs and combined monthly income of $10,000, non-custodial parent’s income is $7,500 and custodial parent’s income is $2,500: District total support $25,174/12 = $2,098 custodial % of […]
A 2013 Virginia case, Wright v Wright, 61 Va. App. 432; 737 S.E. 2d 519; 2013 Va. App. LEXIS 53 prompted me to observe that a high earning spouse can increase what he, or she, gets to keep by paying expenses out of marital property and banking the post –separation earnings because in Virginia those […]
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