Advance Care Planning in Indiana and COVID-19 COVID-19 usually starts with a fever and a dry cough. You suddenly can’t breathe and your chest feels like a vise has encircled you. You find yourself in the intensive care unit on a respirator and unable to communicate. You have no advance […]
Where There’s (Not) a Will, There’s a Way It is a fact of life that most people delay doing their estate planning. No one wants to think about wills, trusts, and end-of-life planning, much less take the time to have these difficult conversations with a lawyer. But the current coronavirus […]
Coronavirus Stimulus Payments The new CARES Act became law on March 27, 2020. This law provides direct payments to many elderly and disabled Hoosiers to be made in April 2020. Our firm will update this article on our website at www.dhblaw.com as information becomes available. Commonly Asked Questions: Question: I […]
Alert The Indiana Medicaid rules for married couples needing nursing home care, or waiver services, will soon change. On March, 26, 2020, the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration announced that the retirement accounts of a Community Spouse must be included in determining an Institutionalized Spouse’s Medicaid eligibility. This is […]
Free Money How to collect spousal benefits and wait until 70 to claim your Social Security Most financial advisors will tell you the highest wage earner in the family should wait to collect Social Security benefits until age 70. Benefits increase on average 8% per year for each year you […]
Blockbuster, Circuit City, K-Mart—Estate Planning? For the majority of the last 15 years, the desire to avoid the Federal Estate Tax has driven the preparation of many estate plans. In 1999, the exemption from the Federal Estate Tax was $650,000. After reaching the exemption amount, the tax started at 35 […]
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