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Welcome to our blog, where you will find more information regarding estate planning, successions and probate, wills, trusts, special needs planning, Medicaid and long-term care planning in Louisiana.

Answers to a Few Common Louisiana Succession Questions

Over the past 17 plus years of working with many Louisiana families to complete the succession of a deceased loved one, I have encountered numerous questions. I will go through some of the more common questions in this blog post. 1.     What is a succession?  A succession (sometimes referred to as...

Options for Paying for Long-Term Care Expenses

Retirees and Seniors should plan for the potential need for an extended long-term care need. Making informed decisions about planning for long-term care begins with an understanding of the options available to pay for long-term care. There is often confusion about the different types of care, and whether Medicare covers long-term...

Veterans Administration Pension Benefits

Many veterans are unaware of an available benefit to help pay for long-term care in their home, in an assisted living facility or in a nursing home. This benefit is the VA Disability Pension (which includes Aid and Attendance) and is a benefit paid to wartime veterans who meet certain financial...

Qualifying for Medicaid Long-Term Care Benefits in Louisiana

My previous blog post focused on the Louisiana Medicaid Long Term Care income rules. As discussed in that post, there are both income and resource rules to qualify for Medicaid Long Term Care. In addition to attaining age 65 and being in need of long-term care, one must not have too...

Qualifying for Medicaid Long-Term Care Benefits in Louisiana

Although there are many ways to qualify for Medicaid this post will focus on qualifying for Medicaid long-term care benefits. Thus, we will be primarily discussing Medicaid benefits for individuals over age 65 who need long-term care. In addition to attaining age 65 and being in need of long-term care, one...