Vallone Law Blog

Nobody lives forever, but our legacies will. There's a lot to think about when it comes to your final act and what and who you leave behind. This is a blog about estate planning, elder law, and wisely looking ahead.
Trustee Appointment: What to Do

Trustee Appointment: What to Do

You have been asked to be the trustee of your friend Rose's trust.  Despite your desire to help, you have concerns about the responsibility...

An Overview of Advance Directives

An Overview of Advance Directives

Winnie's nursing home room door is open, and Kevin is standing in front of it, tears running down his cheeks. The medical staff just finished...

Estate Planning Basics You Need to Know

Estate Planning Basics You Need to Know

The law regards estate planning as simply the aggregate of property owned by an individual, and most everyone owns at least some property. Property...

Medicaid Crises: When Should You Prepare?

Medicaid Crises: When Should You Prepare?

In order to cover the costs of long-term care (LTC), Medicaid is a joint federal and state program accessible to individuals who meet certain asset...