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Online Power of Attorney Documents; Buyer Beware!

Some online power of attorney documents may not comply with current Pennsylvania law and therefore may not work when your designated agent tries to use it. If your power of …

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Elder Law and Asset Protection from Nursing Home Costs

You do not need to become impoverished due to your spouse’s nursing home costs. We help protect assets from nursing home costs, legally. There are federal and state rules that …

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Medicaid Application Pending, 7 Things You Need to Know

So your application for Medicaid long-term care benefits is “pending” with the local County Assistance Office. Here are 7 things you need to know: You or your attorney should stay …

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Where Should I Keep My Will?

Your original will needs to be found in the event of your death, otherwise the provisions in it won’t be enforced. If the original will cannot be located, Pennsylvania law presumes that …

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Is Your Attorney a Certified Elder Law Attorney?

Is Your Attorney a Certified Elder Law Attorney? Robert C. Gerhard, III is certified as an elder law attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme …

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Estate and Trust Administration

We help executors and trustees avoid mistakes and potential liability. We’ll help you collect and value the assets, deal with creditors, prepare the tax returns, and facilitate timely distribution to the beneficiaries …

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What are Medicaid’s 5-Year Look-Back Penalties in Pennsylvania? A Guide On Medicaid’s 5-Year Look-Back

The Medicaid 5-year look-back is a complex process that determines whether or not an individual is financially eligible for Medicaid benefits. In this article, we explore what the Medicaid 5-year …

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What Income Counts for Medicaid and Must Be Paid to the Nursing Home?

A nursing home resident will need to pay some or most income to the facility once Medicaid benefits have been approved. Here are some common items of income that count …

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What Assets Are Exempt From Medicaid Estate Recovery Rights?

When a Medicaid beneficiary passes away, their estate may be obligated to pay back outstanding debts, potentially to include Medicaid long-term care benefits. However, some assets are exempt from Medicaid …