Vantrease Earns Advanced Elder Law Degree

Kentucky ElderLaw is proud to announce that partner Misty Clark Vantrease has earned her LL.M in elder law from Stetson University with High Honors. High Honors means Ms. Vantrease graduated with a 3.5 or higher grade-point average. In fact, she made an A in every...

The certainties of death and taxes

By Kelly Gannott, Partner at Kentucky ElderLaw PLLC Lots of people come to our office asking about estate taxes. Most of the time, they are both happy and sad to learn they will not owe estate taxes. They smile because it means they won’t owe taxes, but...

When can a home be deeded to a child?

When can a home be deeded to a child? When we speak to groups, we get this question a lot:  I took care of Mom, so she can give me her house now that she needs a nursing home, right? Maybe.  Let me explain. Medicaid is the system that will pay for a person’s nursing...

Business First’s list of 20 People to Know

Partner John Dotson was recently featured in Business First’s list of 20 People to Know in the aging care category. John sat down with Business First to answer questions about his work, the industry, and give some advice on how to handle the many challenges that come...

Power of Attorney

The first time it was an email.  John, the very attentive and sweet son of one of my clients, Ms. [1]Phillips, was writing me because he needed my help.  He had just gotten a bill for Mom’s hospital stay and it wasn’t addressed to her:  it was addressed to him,...

What is the Medicaid five-year look-back rule?

Medicaid is the government program that pays for nursing home care for you if you cannot afford to pay for your own care. But if you gave money or other assets away in the 5 years before applying for Medicaid, Medicaid will penalize you for that. This is the five-year...

How Do I Protect My Assets from the Nursing Home?

That was the question a woman asked me earlier this week.  She and her husband worked all of their lives to save for a comfortable retirement.  They planned to travel Europe, but they only got to take one trip before her husband’s Alzheimer’s got too bad.  She has...

How to Approach Your Parents About Their Estate Planning

We often hear from children who are concerned that their parents may not have a financial or Medicaid asset protection plan in place. The children are worried that if something happens to one or both parents, the children will not be equipped to assist their parents,...

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