Cheryl David

When Do I Need a Guardianship Lawyer?

Are you an adult child who has been growing increasingly concerned about a parent’s physical and/or mental health? If so, it may be time to consider guardianship. Like most people, however, you may be hesitant to even think about pursuing guardianship proceedings, much less actually act on those thoughts. After all, doesn’t guardianship effectively take aware the ward’s freedom and …  read more

Living Trust Benefits — Why You Might Need One in Your Estate Plan

A well thought out and comprehensive estate plan can accomplish a number of goals that go far beyond just deciding who will receive your estate assets when you are gone. To accomplish all of those goals your estate plan will likely need to include a number of additional estate planning tools and strategies in addition to a basic Last Will and Testament. Trusts are a common addition to a …  read more

5 Things You Need to Know about North Carolina Medicaid

Like many people, you may have gone through your working years without ever needing to qualify for Medicaid benefits because you were fortunate enough to have employer sponsored health insurance coverage. As a senior, however, you may find that Medicaid is the only option available to help you cover the high cost of long-term care for you or your spouse. Ideally, you will recognize the …  read more

Veterans Day Is the Perfect Time to Review Your VA Benefits – Are You Entitled to Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefits?

In the United States, November 11th is designated as Veterans Day every year. Chosen because it was the day that marked the end of the U.S. involvement in World War I, Veterans Day is a day to remember fallen soldiers and honor the men and women who have risked their lives in service to their country as members of the nation’s military. If you are a veteran, or you are the surviving …  read more

How Do I Probate an Estate When There Is No Will?

The loss of a family member or close loved one is a time filled with grief and heightened emotions for everyone involved. In the midst of all those emotions it may be difficult to think about the practical and legal ramifications of the decedent’s death; however, someone needs to do so. If you have been elected to address the legal aspect of your loved one’s death, that means you will be …  read more

Should I Sign the North Carolina Power of Attorney the Nursing Home Asked Me to Sign?

Sadly, abuse and neglect of the elderly is a widespread – and growing – problem in the United States. When most people think of “elder abuse,” however, they think of physical or even emotional abuse. The most common form of elder abuse though is actually financial abuse or victimization. For this reason, it is imperative that you be on guard, if you are an older individual, anytime …  read more

North Carolina Clinic Focuses on Health Care Issues of the Older LGBT Community

Health care is at the top of the list of concerns for everyone as they age; however, if you happen to be a member of the LGBT community, health care concerns take on a heightened importance as you near your retirement years. Members of the LGBT community have all the same concerns regarding health care for seniors as other older Americans do in addition to worrying about whether health …  read more

Is Nursing Home Planning Important to Add to My Estate Plan?

If you are still a considerable number of years away from retirement you may not even have considered adding things such as nursing home planning or Medicaid planning to your estate plan – but you should. Although none of us like to think about it, the reality is that a tragic accident or debilitating illness could result in the need for long-term care at any point in our lives. Even …  read more

5 Crucial Considerations When Incapacity Planning

Like most people, when you think about estate planning you likely focus on the need to decide who will receive which assets of yours when you die. Although the distribution of your estate assets is certainly an important part of a comprehensive estate plan, it is rarely all that needs to be included in an estate plan. The additional components that you decide to include in your estate …  read more

Can a Greensboro Medicaid Attorney Help Me If I Need to Qualify for Medicaid Immediately?

Like many people, you may have gone your entire life without giving the need to qualify for Medicaid a second thought because you were covered by employer or private health insurance and/or because your income exceeded the limits for any of the state or federal need based assistance programs, including Medicaid. You may, however, find yourself in a situation where you do suddenly need to …  read more

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