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The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has designated May the National Elder Law Month. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., NAELA was formed in 1987 in response to the growing legal needs of older adults, people with special needs, and … Continue reading
Four Pillars Law Firm, PLLC, along with other national, state and community organizations, is leading a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making—an effort that has culminated in the formal designation of … Continue reading
Four Pillars Law Firm is excited to announce that Kelly M. Shovelin has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys!
In a prior blog earlier this week, we mentioned that the U.S. Supreme Court has granted a petition to decide upon whether inherited “retirement funds” are protected from bankruptcy proceedings. In a nutshell, if they are not deemed protected, then … Continue reading
Congress finally came to an agreement to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and the agreement includes some changes to federal estate taxes and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). The American Taxpayer Relief Act sets a permanent estate tax rate and provides a … Continue reading
With the passage of new healthcare legislation, more and more eyes are set upon the rising cost of healthcare and how best to contain it. Due to the imminence of the situation, most eyes fall upon the cost of healthcare … Continue reading
The final budget deal Congress passed to avert the “fiscal cliff” repeals a long-term care insurance program that would have helped keep the elderly and disabled out of nursing homes and off the Medicaid rolls. In its place, the budget … Continue reading
A new fast letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs clarifies what qualifies as unreimbursed medical expenses (UMEs) that may be deducted from income for pension purposes. Continue reading
It is just important, if not more so, for singles to create a comprehensive estate plan.