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Medicaid’s Home Care Waivers Can Help You Avoid a Nursing Home, But the Line May Be Long

Medicaid long-term care benefits traditionally pay mainly for nursing home care, but the federal government can grant “waivers” to states allowing them to expand Medicaid to include home and community-based…

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Is it Time to Update My Will and Power of Attorney?

Creating your estate planning documents the first time can be intimidating. Who wants to focus that hard on the possibility of becoming sick, or on their final days? Once the…

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ThompsonMcMullan Recognized as a 2022 Top Workplace in Richmond

ThompsonMcMullan, P.C. has once again been selected as a 2022 Top Workplace by the Richmond Times Dispatch, in partnership with Energage, ranking among 86 other businesses in the Richmond region…

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A Modest Social Security Increase for 2021

The Social Security Administration has announced a 1.3 percent rise in benefits in 2021, an increase even smaller than last year’s. Cost-of-living increases are tied to the consumer price index,…

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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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Offshore Wind Delegation Panel

Energy and Telecommunications attorney Cliona Robb will speak at this year’s event hosted by Virginia Beach Economic Development. Speaking to delegates and representatives from the UK, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Denmark,…

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The Federal Trade Commission Flexes Its Muscles

Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) took aim at a debt collection agency by filing a complaint in federal court in Texas.  The FTC can file a complaint and…

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Avoid Disagreements Between Your Power of Attorney Holder and Health Care Proxy

A durable power of attorney and a health care proxy are two important but different estate planning documents.  Both allow other people to make decisions for you in the event…

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Eight Named in Legal Elite

Seven of ThompsonMcMullan’s attorneys have been named to Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine. Mark R. Colombell in Construction, Robert A. Dybing in Civil Litigation, R. Shawn Majette in Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder…