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What To Do When a Loved One Passes Away

Whether your spouse has just passed away or you have lost your mom or dad, the emotional trauma of losing a loved one often comes with a bewildering array of financial and legal issues demanding attention. It can be difficult enough for family members to handle the...

An Introduction to ABLE Accounts

When Congress passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act in 2014, it was a game-changer for families with special needs. For the first time there was a tax-advantaged way to put money aside for dependents with disabilities without compromising their...

How Secure Is Social Security?

For years people have been worried about Social Security’s future, but what is the actual outlook? According to the federal government, unless Congress acts to intervene, Social Security shortfalls are expected beginning in 2035. Social Security retirement benefits...

The Top 10 Elder Law Decisions of 2019

During 2019, many legislative decisions affecting the aging and special needs populations have come down from courts across the United States. Below, in chronological order, is ElderLawAnswers’ annual roundup of the top 10 elder law decisions for the past year,...