The CARES Act has helpful provisions in the areas of retirement planning, health insurance, and small business planning.
Month: May 2020
How you can plan for potential probate disputes
As you revise your will, you may want to reconsider some of its provisions. Since its beneficiaries will receive your assets in probate court, you will want to ensure a smooth disbursement process. Yet, you may sense potential for conflicts or challenges between them,...
Veterans, Home Health Care and Technology
By Cara M. Chittenden The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has become an unlikely and innovative pioneer in the quest to provide cost-effective, quality in-home care for veterans. Although the agency has long been mired in controversies surrounding its programs,...
A Living Will Lets Them Know; A Power of Attorney Lets Them DO
There are two kinds of healthcare advance directives: living wills and healthcare Powers of Attorney.
Wartime Veterans Can Qualify for a VA Pension Without Being Disabled
By Rebecca W. Geyer It is a challenge to keep up with US Military benefits as they are always changing, and many veterans miss out on what can be life-changing aid. Many wartime veterans receive a disability pension due to injury. But did you know that wartime...
Relaxed Rules for Retirement Plans Worth CARES-ing About
The CARES ACT relaxes rules for retirement plans and IRAs in four main ways.
What to Do to Manage Someone Else’s Social Security or Veteran’s Benefits
By Dara M. Hensel With Memorial Day approaching, our thoughts are turning toward veterans and their needs during the COVID-19 crisis. We will be sharing information for veterans and their families. You have been appointed to help your seven-year-old nephew Roberto...
Is It a Good Idea to Bring Your Parent Home from the Nursing Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic?
By Cara M. Chittenden With the coronavirus pandemic hitting nursing homes and assisted living facilities especially hard, families are wondering whether they should bring their parents or other loved ones home. It is a tough decision with no easy answers. The number...
In the Matter of Emergency Procedures for the Witnessing of Wills
Due to the Coronavirus emergency, the courts are now allowing wills to be witnessed via audio-visual communication.