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Elder Law

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: February 26, 2017

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are 1.6 million veterans living in Texas. Yet only a fraction of these vets are getting all of the benefits they deserve. Many veterans simply do not realize that they and their family members are eligible for benefits because there is a persistent rumor that only people who are seriously injured…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: December 26, 2016

We all want to be in control, to go where we want at our leisure. As we age, however, our senses and reaction times begin to slow which can make getting behind the wheel increasingly hazardous. It is important to be realistic about the driving abilities of loved ones as they reach a certain stage and to prepare accordingly. Not…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: September 25, 2016

Q: What Level Of Privacy And Care Are Nursing Home Residents Entitled To From Their Caregivers? When the time comes to place a loved one in a nursing home it’s difficult under the best circumstances-- even if the person expressed this wish to their estate planning attorney. Fortunately, with skilled Medicaid planning and/or long-term care insurance, the financial obstacles to nursing home care…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: September 25, 2016

Is it necessary for small business owners to put a buy sell agreement in place? Small business owners have a number of important considerations to make even before the enterprise is launched including selecting the appropriate business structure, securing the use of a name, obtaining the necessary licenses, and completing the required state filings. In addition to these concerns, it…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: June 28, 2016

How Can Families Resolve Differences Over Elder Care Without Litigation? Can an elderly parent continue to live alone? Is it time to take away a parent's driver's license? What if one sibling is stuck with providing most of the care for an elderly parent? Even the most harmonious families can become deeply divided over these and other elder care issues.…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: June 25, 2016

Can You Afford To Pay For Long-term Care If You Need A Nursing Home Or Adult Day Care? For decades, the stigma surrounding putting a parent in a nursing home drove many families to make great sacrifices in order to keep elderly family members at home in their declining years. Today, not only has that stigma somewhat lifted, but 4…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: June 13, 2016

Frivolous lawsuits are an all-too-common problem for small businesses. This is because, under current laws, there is almost no risk to trial attorneys or their clients for bringing even absurd cases to court. While large companies routinely retain attorneys and have the financial means to protect themselves from frivolous lawsuits, small businesses may be left out in the cold if…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: May 7, 2016

Known as the “silent epidemic,” the federal government estimates as many as 1 in 9 Americans over age 60 has experienced some form of elder abuse. Of course, elder abuse can include physical and sexual assault, it can also involve much more subtle types of harm. From financial exploitation to neglect, elder abuse continues to be a growing problem in…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: February 14, 2016

In the words of Indiana’s Director of Adult Protective Services, elder financial abuse is “a drain on our resources if we don’t get a handle on it” – and, from the looks of it, Indiana authorities are far from having a handle on this widespread and devastating problem. According to the details of one recent case, a 79-year old woman had…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: October 26, 2015

As a child of a senior citizen, you are faced with many choices in helping to care for your parent. You want the very best care for your mother or father, but you also have to take into consideration your personal needs, family obligations and finances. When choosing a caregiver for a loved one, there are a number of things…Read More

  • By: Gerald Winters Esq., CPA
  • Published: October 2, 2015

What Is Elder Abuse? People are living longer than ever before. With increasing lifespan comes the undeniable fact that more and more elderly people will be unable to care for themselves. Some of these people will be cared for in long-term care facilities and others will be cared for by their loved ones in a home setting. While it may…Read More

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