What to Do When a Stubborn Aging Parent Refuses to Give Up Control?
Elder Law and Estate Planning with Melissa O'Connor
by Melissa O'Connor
3d ago
Everyone loves to be in control of their own life. Asking for help is not easy, and it’s even harder to accept when you really don’t think you need help. Issues arise when there is a disagreement whether now is the time for an aging parent to delegate some authority or control to an adult child. This conversation is rarely easy and there are many layers to address. In this podcast, we’ll talk about his complex family matter. -- I love comments. I make these videos specifically to help people with no expectations. Please take a second and say ‘Hi’ in the comments and let me and know what you th ..read more
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Is a Pooled Trust a Medicaid Strategy for You?
Elder Law and Estate Planning with Melissa O'Connor
by Melissa O'Connor
3d ago
Is a pooled trust a Medicaid strategy for you? There are many tools one can use to plan for a Medicaid application. such as a pooled trust. -- I love comments. I make these videos specifically to help people with no expectations. Please take a second and say ‘Hi’ in the comments and let me and know what you thought of the video… and p.s. It would mean the world to me if you hit the subscribe button. ? -- If you want to talk more about estate planning: https://oconnorelderlaw.com/strategysession1/ -- We do estate planning. We do probate. And we do it well. Our firm rests on three core pillars ..read more
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Estate Planning Concerns When Getting a Divorce
Elder Law and Estate Planning with Melissa O'Connor
by Melissa O'Connor
3d ago
The emotional turmoil of divorce can be overwhelming or liberating depending on ones perspective. While it is commendable and responsible for families to do estate planning, there are some issues to be considered following divorce. In this podcast, I discuss some issues to address post divorce. -- I love comments. I make these videos specifically to help people with no expectations. Please take a second and say ‘Hi’ in the comments and let me and know what you thought of the video… and p.s. It would mean the world to me if you hit the subscribe button. ? -- If you want to talk more about estat ..read more
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What Is Spousal Refusal for Medicaid?
Elder Law and Estate Planning with Melissa O'Connor
by Melissa O'Connor
3d ago
Have you heard of couples getting divorced to qualify for Medicaid? Crazy, right? There is another option - it’s called Spousal Refusal. In this podcast, I explain how it works. -- I love comments. I make these videos specifically to help people with no expectations. Please take a second and say ‘Hi’ in the comments and let me and know what you thought of the video… and p.s. It would mean the world to me if you hit the subscribe button. ? -- If you want to talk more about estate planning: https://oconnorelderlaw.com/strategysession1/ -- We do estate planning. We do probate. And we do it well ..read more
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Is Your Will or Trust Forward Thinking Enough?
Elder Law and Estate Planning with Melissa O'Connor
by Melissa O'Connor
6d ago
A simple estate plan is not necessariliy a bad thing, but is your will or trust forward thinking enough? In this podcast, I talk about why you may want to include a testamentary supplement needs trust provision - just to be sure your beneficiaries are protected. -- I love comments. I make these videos specifically to help people with no expectations. Please take a second and say ‘Hi’ in the comments and let me and know what you thought of the video… and p.s. It would mean the world to me if you hit the subscribe button. ? -- If you want to talk more about estate planning: https://oconnorelderl ..read more
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What is an Irrevocable Trust for Medicaid?
Elder Law and Estate Planning with Melissa O'Connor
by Melissa O'Connor
6d ago
Have you ever wondered if an irrevocable trust for Medicaid planning is something that you should explore? In this podcast, I discuss why would such a trust might be appropriate and how such a trust works generally. If you want to learn more feel free to reach out for a strategy session. -- I love comments. I make these videos specifically to help people with no expectations. Please take a second and say ‘Hi’ in the comments and let me and know what you thought of the video… and p.s. It would mean the world to me if you hit the subscribe button. ? -- If you want to talk more about estate plann ..read more
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How Do I Disinherit My Spouse?
Elder Law and Estate Planning with Melissa O'Connor
by Melissa O'Connor
6d ago
Have you ever wondered how to disinherit your spouse? You may be surprised it’s a common inquiry. We’ll tackle this issue in this podcast. -- I love comments. I make these videos specifically to help people with no expectations. Please take a second and say ‘Hi’ in the comments and let me and know what you thought of the video… and p.s. It would mean the world to me if you hit the subscribe button. ? -- If you want to talk more about estate planning: https://oconnorelderlaw.com/strategysession1/ -- We do estate planning. We do probate. And we do it well. Our firm rests on three core pillars: 1 ..read more
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The Nursing Home is Taking All my Grandpa’s Money!
Elder Law and Estate Planning with Melissa O'Connor
by Melissa O'Connor
6d ago
Is the nursing home taking all of your relatives money? The answer may surprise you - and you may want to explore if there are alternatives to cash paying for care. Contact an Elder Law Attorney if you want to evaluate your options and make an informed decision. I offer no cost 30 minute strategy sessions should this be a conversation you’d like to have. -- I love comments. I make these videos specifically to help people with no expectations. Please take a second and say ‘Hi’ in the comments and let me and know what you thought of the video… and p.s. It would mean the world to me if you hit th ..read more
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Too Much Income for Medicaid? What Can I Do?
Elder Law and Estate Planning with Melissa O'Connor
by Melissa O'Connor
6d ago
It is a common problem that many people how require long term care have too much income to qualify for Medicaid. Many time however their "excess income" is not so great as to mean that they are living in the lap of luxury and would not benefit from Medicaid benefits. If you or someone you love has too much income to qualify for Medicaid, but really would benefit from Medicaid coverage, this podcast is for you. Feel free to schedule a free 30 minute strategy session if you’d like to learn more about whether this is an option for you. -- I love comments. I make these videos specifically to help ..read more
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Common Lie: Nursing Homes that Accept Medicaid Give Poor Care?
Elder Law and Estate Planning with Melissa O'Connor
by Melissa O'Connor
1w ago
Are you afraid that receiving Medicaid will result in poor care for you or your loved one? Let’s discuss this common misconception. -- I love comments. I make these videos specifically to help people with no expectations. Please take a second and say ‘Hi’ in the comments and let me and know what you thought of the video… and p.s. It would mean the world to me if you hit the subscribe button. ? -- If you want to talk more about estate planning: https://oconnorelderlaw.com/strategysession1/ -- We do estate planning. We do probate. And we do it well. Our firm rests on three core pillars: 1. Famil ..read more
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