In an effort to bolster transparency and combat financial crimes, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, or FinCEN, issued a final rule implementing the beneficial ownership reporting requirements of the Corporate Transparency Act.
Family sues nursing home after father’s death during pandemic
Hoosier Ken Burgin is honoring his late father, Kenneth “Butch” Burgin, by advocating on his behalf after Butch’s unexpected death just two months after becoming a resident at an Owen County nursing home last year.Read More
Law firms pivot to keep clients informed about COVID-19 issues
Law firms have been pivoting to marshal the resources needed to answer the questions clients and nonclients have about the coronavirus emergency through websites, emails, podcasts, webinars and more. The topics covered range from government initiatives such as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and the Federal Reserve’s business loan program to unemployment benefits, force majeure clauses and cybersecurity.Read More
A couple violated the Indiana Senior Consumer Protection Act by gaining control of a family member’s property with threats of being sent to a nursing home, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled in affirming a lower court’s decision.
By planning now for how to pay for care later, people have more options and control over how and where they age. It’s just a matter of getting started.
Recognizing the need for a more empowering and inclusive approach, a paradigm shift has been underway — one that highlights the importance of supported decision-making, or SDM.
The COVID-19 federal public health emergency has ended, and Indiana Medicaid is returning to normal operations over the course of the next 12 months.
Professionals working with older adults will inevitably face the challenge of determining whether a client or potential client has legal capacity.
If the pilot run was any indication, a new tool used by Indiana Legal Service’s Legal Assistance for Victimized Adults, or LAVA, Project could help more endangered and victimized Hoosier adults obtain legal assistance.
None of the advance directives currently used in Indiana address receiving care with a severe dementia diagnosis.
With the help of elder law mediation, the families can each consensus on aging issues without an expensive courtroom battle.
The current economic crisis has rattled the confidence of all of us, including my clients. If you are in a practice that focuses on pre-planning, then I am sure you are seeing a similar reaction. Clients who are typically proactive are now pulling back on the reins and taking care of immediate needs — doing just enough to address these immediate needs — rather than preparing for the near future.
As COVID’s threat to the elderly quickly became apparent, some Indiana estate planning attorneys saw a major uptick in older clients scrambling to get their affairs in order. On the flip side, others heard radio silence from the elderly — only for the phones to starting ringing again once public safety restrictions eased.
Often, caregivers can feel guilty about getting away while they have so much responsibility at home or find it impossible to imagine getting a break. Lots of questions can arise, such as who will take care of the loved ones, how they can continue receiving help, what happens if an emergency arises and more. But with so much day-to-day responsibility as a caregiver, it’s important to have time to refresh and avoid burnout.
Creating a trust comes with a crucial decision: choosing the trustee. There are some key things that are important for your clients to consider when determining the right trustee.
Mediation is often underutilized in elder law disputes mainly because attorneys aren’t familiar with its use in this area of law. In my experience, it can be a useful and efficient tool. Toward that end, my firm, Applegate & Dillman Elder Law, has opened an elder law mediation center.
The Applegate & Dillman Elder Law Mediation Center officially opened Sept. 8 to provide an out-of-court option for families to resolve elder law disputes.
Applegate & Dillman Elder Law, a central Indiana-based elder law firm with locations in Indianapolis, Zionsville and Carmel, launched the Applegate & Dillman Elder Law Mediation Center on Wednesday.
The hot housing market has a lot of senior citizens thinking this may be the time to move to a smaller home, a condominium or to a 55-and-over community. But there are many factors that should be taken into account before, during and after downsizing.
COVID-related deaths are part of a national emergency. As a result, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) just began accepting applications for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance on April 12.
Most Americans agree that government should help people fulfill a widely held aspiration to age in their own homes, not institutional settings, a new poll finds.
Although an adult guardian properly deposited a check after his ward died, the trial court did not err in denying the guardian’s request to exercise estate planning, the Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled.