BWS Update | May 2019

BWS Update | May 2019

What is Medicaid Planning? When we talk about estate planning and preparing for retirement, we often include a discussion on long term care expenses and how to pay for those costs. Many clients believe they have saved sufficient funds for retirement and assume they will never need government assistance. But what happens if you do? Read More Be Aware and Report Abuse Vulnerable and Elder Abuse Awareness Month runs from Mother’s Day through Father’s Day each year. An unacceptable number of senior or vulnerable adults are abused, neglected, or exploited in North Carolina. The law in North Carolina requires anyone who suspects abuse to report it. Learn more about the signs of abuse and how to help ensure the elderly and vulnerable in our communities are safe. Read More Upcoming Events Guardianship Seminar in Greensboro When Is a Guardianship Appropriate? While we often think of guardianships as pertaining to minor children, they may also apply to adults who are incapacitated or incompetent. Join attorney Drew Nelson of Brinkley Walser Stoner to learn the basics of guardianships and powers of attorney in North Carolina. Date/Time: August 14, 2019, 10:00 a.m. Location: Mabel D. Smith Senior Center, 2401 Fairview St, Greensboro, NC 27405 RSVP:...
BWS Update | April 2019

BWS Update | April 2019

Review Those Estate Plans That is a great question, and at the risk of sounding like an attorney, it depends. I typically recommend clients review their estate plans every two or three years, though if you have a life change, your estate plans should change immediately. Read More Upcoming Events What if We Haven’t Saved Enough? Medicaid planning is a must for anyone who is concerned they may outlive their retirement savings. There are options within the law to protect property for the benefit of your spouse and heirs. Join attorney Ryan McNeill on May 8 to find out the rules related to Medicaid and steps you may take well in advance to protect your family. The event is free but registration is required. Date/Time: May 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m. Location: Mabel D. Smith Senior Center, 2401 Fairview St, Greensboro, NC 27405 RSVP: 336-373-7566   Hot this Weekend! Head out to the 2019 BBQ Capital Cook-Off this weekend (April 26 & 27). Enjoy entertainment and good food, and cheer on your favorite competitors! The Budweiser Clydesdales will be there, too. It looks to be a fun weekend. Learn...
BWS Update |March 2019

BWS Update |March 2019

Role of an Elder Law Attorney There are many areas of law and sometimes they overlap. That can lead to confusion about the different functions performed by an attorney in each role. Sometimes a client might think they need an estate planning attorney or real estate attorney, but might really need an elder law attorney due to this overlap in areas of practice Steps to Take When a Loved One Dies. Read More Steps to Take When a Loved One Dies The death of a loved one, whether it is expected or not, can throw you and your family into turmoil as you enter a period of grieving. There are so many things that must be handled, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Some things must be dealt with quickly, while others can wait a few days or weeks. Read More Upcoming Events What if We Haven’t Saved Enough? Medicaid planning is a must for anyone who is concerned they may outlive their retirement savings. There are options within the law to protect property for the benefit of your spouse and heirs. Join attorney Ryan McNeill on May 8 to find out the rules related to Medicaid and steps you may take well in advance to protect your family. The event is free but registration is required. Date/Time: May 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m. Location: Mabel D. Smith Senior Center, 2401 Fairview St, Greensboro, NC 27405 RSVP:...
BWS Update |February 2019

BWS Update |February 2019

Real Estate: A Busy Spring Research shows May and June are the busiest months for home sales. If you plan to buy or sell in 2019, check out some predictions from the market experts and learn more about the real estate closing process in this article from attorney Ryan McNeill. Read More Updates to the ABLE Act The North Carolina Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act enables individuals with special needs or their families to open savings accounts that do not count as assets (within stated limits) when determining eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or other government benefits.  Find Out How Caregiver Academy The Life Center of Davidson County, Inc. is partnering with several other groups to offer a free Caregiver Academy. Monthly classes are held at Wake Forest Baptist Health Lexington Medical Center. The monthly sessions offer practical advice and support from community experts. Registration is requested by calling 336.713.2378 or emailing...
BWS Update | January 2019

BWS Update | January 2019

Estate Planning Tips for 2019 As your life changes, so should your estate plan. Our attorneys answer some common questions in this updated article. Find out the new gift and inheritance tax limits; learn how to avoid probate; discover whether a trust might make sense for you; and more. Read More NADRC Handbook The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center has published a guide titled Handbook for Helping People Living Alone with Dementia Who Have No Known Support. This is a good resource for medical, legal and social services professionals who work with individuals who have memory disorders. You may also find it useful if you are concerned about a friend or relative with limited (or no) support. Please share! Get the Handbook Project Potential Come out to Project Potential’s Dancing (& More) with the Potential Stars. This fundraiser features amateur talent from the Lexington area as they compete for a great cause. Project Potential helps Lexington students break down barriers to college by providing them with coaching/mentoring services, SAT/ACT test preparation, community service opportunities, college advisory services, help with college applications, scholarships, and more. Dancing (& More) with the Potential Stars takes place on Sunday, January 27 at the Edward C. Smith Civic Center at 4:00 p.m.. People may also vote online for their favorite performers. Each vote is $10 and goes to support students. Upcoming Events January 22: Medicaid Planning, J. Smith Young YMCA, Lexington Medicaid planning is a must for anyone who is concerned they may outlive their retirement savings. There are options within the law to protect property for the benefit of your spouse and...
McNeill to Present Medicaid Planning Seminar

McNeill to Present Medicaid Planning Seminar

Lexington, NC – Attorney Ryan McNeill of Brinkley Walser Stoner will present a seminar on Medicaid Planning on Tuesday, January 22, at the J. Smith Young YMCA in Lexington. The session will cover Medicaid rules and steps you can take to protect your family. The event is free but pre-registration is required. “The start of another new year is a reminder of the importance of planning for the future,” says McNeill. “Medicaid planning is a must for anyone who is concerned they may outlive their retirement savings. Consider what might happen to your spouse financially if you end up requiring long-term skilled nursing care. There are options within the law to protect property for the benefit of your spouse and heirs. While you may never need to rely on Medicaid, it is important you understand Medicaid’s requirements so you may make decisions now to protect your loved ones in the future.” McNeill focuses his practice on Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business Law, and Real Estate Law in Davidson, Guilford and surrounding counties. The Medicaid Planning seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, January 22 at 11:45AM at the J. Smith Young YMCA at 119 W 3rd Ave, Lexington, NC 27292. The event is free but registration is required. Please call Kathy Shepler or the Front Desk at the Y at 336-249-2177. Brinkley Walser Stoner is also pleased to offer a free series of videos for individuals and families considering a move to a senior living community. These videos may be found at www.brinkleywalserstoner.com/senior-living-videos/. Brinkley Walser Stoner prides itself on providing new and cutting edge legal counsel built on a foundation of...