Probate Solicitation

Always know where a message, package or item comes from if it's addressed to you. There are definitely dubious personalities in our world who will unfortunately try to con you out of your money. You hear this all the time in the news. An elderly individual losing out on his or her money because of [...]

2019-08-05T08:17:11-05:00Monday, August 5, 2019|elder law, Probate|0 Comments

How to Avoid Probate Scams, Cons and Frauds

In the late 90s, there was an animated series on Cartoon Network called Ed, Edd n' Eddy. The show was about three boys who tried to get their tongues on jawbreakers by tricking, scamming and scheming their fellow peers in the neighborhood. Almost all of the time, their tricks, schemes and scams backfired. However that's [...]

How to Prevent Elder Abuse, Even for non Superheroes

As our loved ones age, they can become more susceptible to fraud and manipulation by opportunistic criminals. While such abuses can come from strangers, often the perpetrator is someone known to the elderly person. Just this scenario is alleged to have happened to the late prolific comic book author, Stan Lee. Lee was the editor-in-chief [...]

2019-05-29T12:38:59-05:00Wednesday, May 29, 2019|elder law|0 Comments

Caregiver Agreement: A Game Changer

Written by Brandon Thomson   It happens quite often. A child or family member ends up caring for their parent or loved one who needs long-term care assistance. Most of the time, the caregiver is doing it out of the goodness of their heart. Mentioning that the caregiver could get paid to care for their [...]

The Costs of Long-Term Care

As loved ones grow older, they require additional assistance. Getting up the stairs, going down them, shoveling the snow for them and more, these are just basic examples of how we can help our elders everyday. There’s more to taking care of our elders than just that though. You need to think about planning for [...]

2019-02-20T12:51:15-05:00Wednesday, February 20, 2019|assisted living, elder law, long-term care facility, medicaid|0 Comments

Brandon Thomson Awarded for Excellence in Elder Law Practice

The Probate Pro takes pride in the work our attorneys and support staff do. Because of this, we love to share with you the success of our family. Brandon Thomson is a shining example of the excellence we strive for daily. In 2018, Brandon’s work, built on determination and commitment to his clients, earned him [...]

New Veterans Administration Evaluation Requirements

New Veterans Administration Rules Released in 2018 The new rules will impact the needs-based benefits for veterans and surviving spouses. Clarification of commonly confusing areas like evaluating net worth, asset transfers, and income exclusions were the focus of the new rules. The Veterans Administration Final Rule, as it’s being called, created a new net worth [...]

Sibling Trouble While Handling Mom’s Estate

Family Disputes Over Estates Happen Too Often Feuding over the estate of a loved one is a surefire way to cause separation within a family. Even within my own family there have been many arguments concerning assets that belonged to my grandfather. Not having a will or an estate plan can leave things messy, and [...]

Veteran’s Benefits – How Can We Help?

On Wednesday, Brandon provided an example of the Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefit at work and the ways you can qualify.  Now, we want to provide you with some help in your efforts to take advantage of this benefit. The Application Process While the application process for special monthly pension can be agonizingly slow [...]

Example of a Qualifying Aid and Attendance Veteran

Last time, in part 1 of our 3-part series on the Pension with Aid and Attendance Benefit, Brandon Thomson, a Probate Pro attorney, filled us in on the prerequisite qualifications.  Now, he’s put it all together for us with an illustrative example. An Illustration Robert, age 82, is a World War II veteran who is widowed. [...]