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Leaders In the Law 2010

Virginia Lawyers Media is pleased to announce R. Shawn Majette is a member of  the 2010 class of Leaders in the Law . This program, now in its fifth year,…

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How Much Money Can You Have and Still Qualify for Medicaid?

In order to be eligible for Medicaid benefits a nursing home resident may have no more than $2,000 in “countable” assets (the figure may be somewhat higher in some states)….

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Rural Opposition and Policies Related to Large Solar Developments (Webinar)

Attorney Cliona Robb is presenting a webinar Wednesday, May 4th at noon where she will serve as a panelist, alongside Jeff Hintzke of Clean Focus, to discuss opposition to solar…

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Virginia’s Newest Discrimination Law and Employers

In February, Virginia became the first Southern state, and the 21st state overall, to pass a ban on LGBTQ discrimination.  Currently, this bill is on Governor Ralph Northram’s desk, awaiting…

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Annuities and Medicaid Planning

In some circumstances, immediate annuities can be ideal Medicaid planning tools for spouses of nursing home residents. Careful planning, with reference to the specific rules of your state, is needed…

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The Basics of Business Succession Planning: Understanding the Process, Key Elements, and Importance

If you own a business, planning for the future is an essential step. One of the most important strategies for doing so is having a strong succession plan in place,…

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Trustees as Debt Collectors

Does a trustee foreclosing on a property pursuant to deed of trust qualify as a debt collector under the FDCPA?  Recently the U.S. District Court for the Western District of…

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How to Reverse Medicare Surcharges When Your Income Changes

What happens if you are a high-income Medicare beneficiary who is paying a surcharge on your premiums and then your income changes? If your circumstances change- you can reverse those…

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Can You Put a Surveillance Camera in a Nursing Home Room?

Technological advances have made it easier to stay connected with loved ones all the time. This has included the ability to install cameras in a loved one’s nursing home room….

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Medicaid’s Asset Transfer Rules

In Virginia, in order to be eligible for Medicaid’s long term care services or Medicaid expansion, you cannot have transferred assets for less than fair market value within five years…