Five Things that Elder Law Attorneys are Thankful For

This is the time of year we like to pause and reflect on that for which we are thankful.  In our personal lives, we often share these thoughts around the table at Thanksgiving.  In our professional life, the words “thank you” are not said often enough.  We would like to say “thank you” for the… read more

Medicare and Medicaid: Unlocking the Mystery

Medicare and Medicaid have long been a mystery to many consumers. In fact, it can baffle and confuse even some of the smartest citizens. Like me, you might have thought, “I don’t need to worry about this right now.” However, it is never too early to gain a little understanding and awareness that just might… read more

Medicaid Divorce: Maybe….Maybe Not.

Harry and Wanda got married late in life. This was their second marriage, and both had children from the prior marriages. The couple wanted their children to inherit from their respective parents, so Harry and Wanda signed a prenuptial agreement to keep their property clearly separated. Unfortunately, Harry was then diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Medical bills… read more

Joint Bank Accounts Can Tempt Trouble

Here’s an idea that sounds better than it is: Put children’s’ names on the parent’s bank account. That way, children can sign checks if parents can’t pay bills when they become ill. When the parents pass, the money goes directly to the children with no court involved. Simple. Simple does not mean good, however. Joint… read more

Jackie Collins, Ready for Service

U.S. Army Veteran, Working For U.S. Veterans & Their Families Welcome to J. Collins Law Office blog! I am Jackie Collins, your dedicated legal advocate. I personally handle your unique case and, to succeed, I get to know you, your history & your goals. When it comes to your future, you deserve someone who will… read more