News From: Elder Law


Four Ways to Prevent Identity Theft from a Decedent

By: Christopher S. Morden
May 15, 2014

Every two seconds, an American becomes the victim of identity fraud according to a February 6, 2014 article by CNN Money. While most people seem to understand the need to protect themselves from identity theft, few family members or personal representatives take steps to protect the identity of a deceased individual.…

The “Improvement Standard” and Medicare Skilled Nursing and Therapy

By J. Gregory Wallace
March, 2014

In January 2013, a federal judge approved a settlement to end Medicare’s longstanding practice of requiring beneficiaries to show a likelihood of improvement in order to receive coverage of skilled care and therapy services for chronic conditions.…

What should I do if my parent is not making good decisions?

January 27, 2014
By Robert E. Monroe

As our parents age we sometimes notice that they make decisions that are out of character for them and perhaps are not in their own best interest.…