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Medicaid's Treatment of the Home - 2020

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Jan 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Medicaid's Treatment of the Home Nursing home residents do not automatically have to sell their homes in order to qualify for Medicaid, but that doesn't mean the house is completely protected. The state will likely put a lien on the house while the resident is living and attempt to recover the pr...

The SECURE Act Makes Big Changes to Retirement Plans

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Dec 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The SECURE Act Makes Big Changes to Retirement Plans Congress has passed and sent to the President a spending bill that contains major changes to retirement plans. The bipartisan legislation is designed to provide more incentives to save for retirement, but it may require workers to rethink some ...

Medicaid’s Treatment of the Home - 2019

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Dec 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Medicaid's Treatment of the Home Nursing home residents do not automatically have to sell their homes in order to qualify for Medicaid, but that doesn't mean the house is completely protected. The state will likely put a lien on the house while the resident is living and attempt to recover the pr...

Guardianship and Conservatorship Overview

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Feb 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Guardianship and Conservatorship Every adult is assumed to be capable of making his or her own decisions unless a court determines otherwise. If an adult becomes incapable of making responsible decisions due to a mental disability, the court will appoint a substitute decision maker, called a “gua...

Medicaid Home Care

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Feb 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Medicaid Home Care Traditionally, Medicaid has paid for long-term care in a nursing home, but because most individuals would rather be cared for at home and home care is cheaper, all 50 states now have Medicaid programs that offer at least some home care. In some states, even family members can g...

Guns and Dementia: Dealing With A Loved One’s Firearms

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Jan 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Guns and Dementia: Dealing With A Loved One's Firearms Having a loved one with dementia can be scary, but if you add in a firearm, it can also get dangerous.  To prevent harm to both the individual with dementia and others, it is important to plan ahead for how to deal with any weapons. Research ...

Fall 2018 Estate Planning Special

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Nov 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Fall 2018 Estate Planning Special Welcome November! Today marks the beginning of my favorite time of year. As we prepare for the holiday season, we are often intentional about spending more time with our families and loved ones. Accordingly, it is the perfect time to create or review your estate ...

Thanksgiving 2018 Dinner Giveaway

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Oct 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving 2018 Dinner Giveaway I would like to give away a basket comprised of everything needed to make a complete Thanksgiving meal to a family in need this year. However, I need your help! Do you know a family in need this Thanksgiving season? If so, please nominate them for my giveaway usi...

End-of-Life Care Decision Making

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Apr 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

End-of-Life Care Decision Making Just as we create estate plans for our eventual demise, we also need to plan ahead for the possibility that we will become sick and unable to make our own medical decisions. Medical science has created many miracles, among them the technology to keep patients aliv...

New Federal Law Puts Focus on Preventing Elder Abuse

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Apr 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

New Federal Law Puts Focus on Preventing Elder Abuse A new federal law is designed to address the growing problem of elder abuse. The law supports efforts to better understand, prevent, and combat both financial and physical elder abuse. The prevalence of elder abuse is hard to calculate because ...

Fall Estate Planning Special

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Oct 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fall Estate Planning Special Happy Fall! I love the cooler weather and the warmth that the change of seasons brings. As we enter this wonderful time of year, and prepare for the holiday season, we are often intentional about spending more time with our families and loved ones. Accordingly, it is ...

Virginia Estate Planning Seminar & Will Workshop

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Jan 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

Virginia Estate Planning Seminar & Will Workshop Hosted by Aubrey Carew Sizer, Esq. Saturday, January 30, 2016 10 AM – 12 PM Arlington, Virginia You know how important a will is, but do you have one? I frequently meet people who tell me, “I really need a will” when I tell them that I am an estate...

Give Thanks and Share Your Thoughts about Incapacity

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Nov 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Give Thanks and Share Your Thoughts about Incapacity Like many Americans, Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love that we emphasize our blessings and gather to reflect on the numerous reasons we have to give thanks. As an attorney who helps people get their affairs in order, I am also...

Medicaid’s Treatment of the Home - 2015

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Oct 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Medicaid's Treatment of the Home Nursing home residents do not automatically have to sell their homes in order to qualify for Medicaid. In some states, the home will not be considered a countable asset for Medicaid eligibility purposes as long as the nursing home resident intends to return home; ...

Estate Planning: Why You Should Think About It

Posted by Aubrey Sizer | Oct 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Estate Planning: Why You Should Think About It Estate planning is ultimately about your loved ones. It is about making tough decisions and articulating your wishes while you are alive and healthy, so that your loved ones do not have to make those difficult decisions while also caring or grieving ...

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Attorney Sizer provides customized and affordable estate planning (including wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, and advance medical directives); elder law services (including long-term care planning, special needs planning for the disabled, and guardianships and conservatorships); probate, estate and trust administration (including advising executors and administrators of estates about post-mortem planning and the local probate process in Virginia), as well as general aging and disability advice in Northern Virginia, including but not limited to Arlington, Alexandria, Ashburn, Bristow, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Gainesville, Fairfax, Falls Church, Haymarket, Herndon, Leesburg, Manassas, Manassas Park, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, and throughout Loudoun, Prince William, and Fairfax counties.

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