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Will Restrictive Immigration Policies Cause a Shortage of Caregivers for the Elderly?

As the population ages, the need for caregivers is growing, but more restrictive immigration policies such as those being promoted by the Trump administration could have a negative impact on a caregiving…

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Movement Grows to Add Dental Coverage to Medicare

Medicare does not offer much in the way of dental benefits. To get dental coverage, you need to purchase separate and often costly dental insurance or sign up for a…

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Feds Release 2020 Guidelines Used to Protect the Spouses of Medicaid Applicants

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2020 federal guidelines for how much money the spouses of institutionalized Medicaid recipients may keep, as well as related…

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New Law Makes Big Changes to Retirement Plans

President Trump has signed a spending bill that makes major changes to retirement plans. The new law is designed to provide more incentives to save for retirement, but it may require workers…

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Fertility and Surrogacy Podcasts

Podcasts are everywhere these days and can be found on virtually any topic of interest. I find myself listening to them whenever I can, often in the car, while washing…

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Reminder — New DOL Requirements Are in Effect

Recent Department of Labor rules that set higher salary thresholds for exempt employees went into effect on January 1, 2020. The U.S. Department of Labor issued new rules establishing higher…

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TM Gives Back – Holiday Edition

As part of our continuing commitment to our community, ThompsonMcMullan staff and attorneys spent part of their 2019 holidays donating and raising money for the following: Tucker’s Christmas Angels Tucker…

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IRS Mileage Allowance for 2020

The IRS has announced that the mileage allowance for business travel will decrease to 57.5¢ per mile (from 58¢) for travel on and after January 1, 2020.  The per mile…

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The SECURE Act’s Potential Disruption of Estate Plans with Retirement Assets

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed into law the SECURE Act (“Setting Every Community up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019”), which will take effect January 1, 2020.  While…

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The Process for Using Surrogacy or Gestational Carrier Agreements to Grow Your Family In Virginia*

Families in Virginia of all shapes and sizes may use the surrogacy process to grow their family. Be it a heterosexual couple, same-sex couple, or unmarried person, Virginia Code §…