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Receiving an Inheritance While on Medicaid

For most people, receiving an inheritance is something good, but for a nursing home resident on Medicaid, an inheritance may be a mixed blessing. Most Medicaid categories, but not all,…

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Adoption Basics: Stepparent Adoptions

It is often said that 50% of all marriages end in divorce. Whether that statistic is true or not (some say not), I find myself helping many blended families with…

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Nine TM Attorneys Named in 2011 Super Lawyers

Nine ThompsonMcMullan attorneys are named in the 2011 Super Lawyers listing. They are: Shawn Majette-Elder Law Chris Malone-Business Litigation Grice McMullan-Real Estate Dewey Morris-Consumer Law David Ruby-Bankruptcy (Also named a…

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Cocktail Party Law 101: A Basic Primer On The Law That Every Lawyer Gets Asked About – Trusts/Estates, Divorce, Traffic, and Community Association Law

Carolyn White will present on a panel for this CLE. This class addresses the common legal questions which non-lawyers may ask lawyers in a social context. The CLE provides a…

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“Best Lawyers in America” 2017 List Includes 9 ThompsonMcMullan Lawyers, and 2 Lawyer of the Year Awards

ThompsonMcMullan, P.C. is pleased to announce that 9 lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, and 2 have been…

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Even Annual Exclusion Gifts Are Counted by Medicaid

Many people believe that if they give away an amount equal to the annual gift tax exclusion – currently $14-000 to any one individual – this gift will be exempted…

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Passing on Assets Outside of Probate: PODs and TODs

For a variety of reasons- people sometimes want some or all of their assets to pass directly to specific individuals upon their deaths- outside of probate.  One way to accomplish…

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Most Caregivers Are Now Entitled to Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay

The federal government recently extended minimum wage and overtime protections to most home health care workers. If you are hiring a caregiver for yourself or an elderly loved one- you…

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Now Is the Time to Review Your Medicare Options

Are you happy with your current Medicare plan or plans? Now is the time to think about whether you are in the right plan or whether a new plan could…

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Can I Give My Kids $15-000 a Year?

If you have it to give- you certainly can- but there may be consequences should you apply for Medicaid long-term care coverage within five years after each gift. The $15-000…