Choose Wisely and Protect Yourself When Naming a Power of Attorney

Benjamin Long Healthcare, Power of Attorney

“Children may have moved away or lost touch. Old contacts may have died or become disabled. You cannot trust everyone and criminal cases based on …

Protect Assets From Medicaid Recovery

Benjamin Long Healthcare, Long-term Care Planning, Medicare, Nursing Home

“If you’re helping an aging parent navigate Medicaid because they don’t have long-term care insurance or you think you’ll need it yourself someday, it’s important …

Why Do You Need a Health Care Directive?

Benjamin Long Advanced Directive, Estate Planning Attorney, Healthcare, Power of Attorney

“A heath care directive is a legal document that lets you express your health care preferences and, if you wish, designate authority to someone to …

Don’t Overlook Key Parts of Estate Plan

Benjamin Long Estate Planning Attorney, Guardians, Healthcare, Power of Attorney, Trusts, Wills

“During the past four months, more than 141,000 Americans have died of COVID-19. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the pandemic has prompted some people to get …

Keeping Yourself and Loved Ones Safe During the Pandemic

Benjamin Long Beneficiaries, Healthcare, Wills

“Seniors are especially at risk during the coronavirus pandemic. The numbers are shocking.” The numbers are frightening, especially for those over 80. By the time …

Your Estate Plan Needs To Be Customized

Benjamin Long Advanced Directive, Estate Planning Attorney, Healthcare, Medicaid, Power of Attorney, Special Needs

“Estate planning documents often are treated like the photocopied permission slip for a child’s field trip. You fill in your name, include the children’s names …

Still Procrastinating About Your Estate Plan?

Benjamin Long Executor, Guardians, Healthcare, Power of Attorney, Probate, Trusts

“Without an estate plan in place, clients will be reliant on state laws and probate courts to appoint individuals who will be responsible for financial …

Why You Need an Advance Directive Right Now

Benjamin Long Advanced Directive, Estate Planning Attorney, Healthcare, Power of Attorney, Wills

“COVID-19 is quickly becoming the leading cause of death in the United States. As of today, Indiana has over 37,000 cases of COVID-19 and over …

Your Children Wish You Had an Estate Plan

Benjamin Long Advanced Directive, Guardians, Healthcare, Long-term Care Planning, Nursing Home, Power of Attorney

“Without a proper elder law estate plan, the children’s responsibilities are even more exhausting, stressful and sad.” It is the adult children who are in …

Requests for Estate Plans Reflect Fears About Coronavirus

Benjamin Long Estate Planning Attorney, Healthcare, Incapacity, Nursing Home, Power of Attorney, Wills

“Lawyers are being bombarded with requests to write wills, update estate plans and prepare health surrogate or “pull the plug” documents, as people are confronted …