“A goal without a plan is just a wish” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery We’d like to share a story with you about William and Joan and the importance of having an Estate Plan. Slumped down in her chair, Anne tried to take in the news. Joan had just passed away after a short but fierce […]
Elder Law Group Attorney Lynn St. Louis’ article was featured in NAELA News + Journal in 2017.
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The 2nd Annual Law Firm 500 Award Honorees List of America’s Fastest Growing Law Firms has been Announced Elder Law Group is ranked #25 on the Law Firm 500 list achieving 403.54 % growth. Spokane, Washington, September 21, 2017 – On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, the Law Firm 500 Award committee announced the list of […]
Proper Estate Planning is necessary to protect yourself, your assets, and your loved ones – and it is for everyone, not just seniors or people who consider themselves “wealthy.” A comprehensive Estate Plan can give you control over your assets and spare your loved ones from unnecessary expenses in handling your estate. Hiring an experienced […]
Under Washington State law you have the right to examine and obtain copies of your medical records. The statute in part reads: “Patients need access to their own health care information as a matter of fairness to enable them to make informed decisions about their health care and correct inaccurate or incomplete information about themselves.” […]
Planning for the costs of Long-Term Care is an essential part of comprehensive Estate Planning. As life expectancy rises, the likelihood of needing Long-Term Care also rises. The costs of Long-Term Care can be enormous, often $10,000 to $12,000 per month. Purchasing Long-Term Care Insurance is an option worth exploring to help pay for the […]
Probate is the legal process of transferring assets from someone who has died to their heirs or beneficiaries and dealing with the decedent’s creditors. It is a relatively quick and inexpensive process in Washington State. There is a misconception that probate should be avoided, or that the goal of Estate Planning is to avoid probate. […]
Medicare is a federally funded health insurance program available to people 65 or older or who have certain disabilities, regardless of income or assets. It pays for health care and medical expenses, such as doctor visits and hospital stays. The two main ways to obtain Medicare coverage are by enrolling in Original Medicare (Part A […]
Medicare is a federally funded health insurance program available to people 65 or older or who have certain disabilities, regardless of income or assets. While Medicare plans pay for health care expenses, many plans do not automatically cover the cost of most prescription drugs. Understanding Medicare’s Part D Prescription Drug Plans Medicare Part D offers […]
Depression in older adults often goes undiagnosed and untreated. Depression is a treatable mental health problem. It is not a consequence of growing older or a symptom of old age. Recognizing Depression The Mayo Clinic shares the following symptoms of depression: Feelings of sadness, tearfulness, emptiness or hopelessness. Angry outbursts, irritability or frustration, even over […]