Author: William G. Nolan

Do You Need a Pet Trust?

Alabama law allows us all to set aside some money at our deaths to provide for our four-legged loved ones! These are called Pet Trusts. 

Five Things to Know About Medicare and Medicaid

Most people pay into Medicaid and Medicare with each paycheck they earn. Both are government programs, but there are differences with each.

When Should Your Family Talk to an Elder Law Attorney?

When is the right time to talk to an elder law attorney? It’s understandable for families to put it off due to finances, but waiting can be a risky move.

Know Your Mom’s Rights if You Suspect Elder Abuse

Elder abuse includes physical, mental, emotional, and financial practices that cause harm.

“Are You Coachable?”

“I didn’t invent any of this stuff, I learned it from somebody. So I’m always looking for the next guy I’m going to learn something from.” – Nick Saban ****** Regardless of your leanings, Coach Saban is an expert in the area of football. Even though he has forgotten more than most of us will ever…
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What is Incapacity Planning and Why Is It Important?

Incapacity planning addresses how decisions get made if an accident, injury, or medical issue makes it impossible to act on one’s own.

Are You the Best Agent for Your Parents?

When an elder law attorney draws up medical and financial powers of attorney, an agent is named to make decisions in your place.

Can an Elder Law Attorney End Bickering About Your Mom’s Care?

Disagreements over an aging parent’s care are common and can be incredibly frustrating. Did you know that an elder care attorney can help end these disagreements?

Financial Costs of Nursing Homes

Many families burn through hundreds of thousands of dollars in the last few years of life, paying for nursing-home care!

When Should You Help Your Parents Apply for Medicaid?

Even with the best intentions, your parents could end up running out of money when paying for long-term care.