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Level of Assets That Spouses of Medicaid Recipients May Keep Rises for 2015

Medicaid law provides special protections for the spouses of Medicaid applicants to make sure the spouses have the minimum support needed to continue to live in the community while their…

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2023 General Assembly Recap on Energy Bills

The Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance, VA-REA, is hosting its first event of 2023 on April 27th and Cliona Mary Robb, ThompsonMcMullan Energy and Telecommunications practice attorney and organization chair, is…

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Consistency in Language to Debtors is Important

A recent decision of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals highlights the importance of consistency in correspondence from a debt collection agency to debtors.  The case involved the language in…

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Medicare Premiums to Increase Slightly in 2021

Medicare premiums are set to rise a modest amount next year, but still cut into any Social Security gains. The basic monthly premium will increase $3.90, from $144.60 a month…

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New Federal Budget Ends Two Spousal Social Security Claiming Strategies

The federal budget agreement that President Obama signed into law on November 2- 2015- spells the end to two Social Security strategies that some spouses have used to maximize benefits. The…

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A Guidebook to Planning for Old Age

Millions of Americans are facing old age essentially alone. One in three baby boomers is single or no longer part of a couple due to divorce or death. Others may…

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Governor’s Office Launches Virginia Department of Energy

~ New name for team leading Commonwealth’s transition to clean economy ~ Effective October 1, 2021, the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy is now the Virginia Department of Energy…

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Buckley Warden wins Litigation category for Virginia in the 2018 ILO/Lexology Client Choice Awards

J. Buckley Warden IV was selected as a recipient for the 2018 Client Choice Awards. International Law Office and Lexology partner to present this award. Buckley was the exclusive winner…

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New Book Offers Guidance Through the Medicare Maze

Medicare is a mixed blessing.  On the one hand- it provides guaranteed coverage for Americans over age 65 or who are disabled and the program has improved the health of…

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Report Ranks States on Nursing Home Quality and Shows Families’ Conflicted Views

A new report that combines nursing home quality data with a survey of family members ranks the best and worst states for care and paints a picture of how Americans…