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The New Reach of the CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the “CFPB”) is a federal agency that holds primary responsibility for regulating consumer protection with regards to financial products and services in the United States. …

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Promissory Notes and Medicaid

A promissory note is normally given in return for a loan and it is simply a promise to repay the amount. Classifying asset transfers as loans rather than gifts can…

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Court Approves Use of Short-Term Annuities for Medicaid Planning

Immediate annuities are among the tools elder law attorneys use to help married nursing home residents qualify for Medicaid coverage while protecting the standard of living of the healthy spouse…

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Lack of a Will Could Mean Chaos for Prince’s Estate

The famed recording artist Prince died leaving an unknown fortune and possibly no will or estate plan to dictate what to do with that fortune. Prince’s sister- Tyka Nelson- told…

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Representing Nonprofit Organizations – A Practical Overview

Zac Cohen presented at the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation Triage Training.

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Saying Medicaid Estate Recovery Keeps Families in Poverty, Advocacy Groups Call for Abolishing It

To qualify for Medicaid coverage of long-term care, you must satisfy very complicated financial eligibility rules—rules that often can be traps for the unwary. One of the most significant traps…

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HUD Makes Reverse Mortgages a Little Less Attractive

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced changes to the federal reverse mortgage program. Citing the need to put the program on better financial footing- HUD will…

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The Trump Administration Allows States to Choose Medicaid Block Grants

The Trump administration has unveiled a plan to allow states the option to cap Medicaid spending using block grants. While this change does not directly affect nursing home residents on…

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5 Tips on Deciding Whether to Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

One of the most difficult decisions in long-term care planning is whether to purchase long-term care insurance (LTCI) and which of the wide variety of products to purchase. On the…

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Billy Tunner to serve as panelist at VADA Spring Sections Seminar

The Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (VADA) is hosting its annual Spring Sections Seminar in Charlottesville, VA May 4-6, 2022. The seminar will consist of special litigation sections training with…