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Estate Planning For Funerals and Burial

This is a consumer oriented seminar by Michael J. Millonig, Attorney At Law, Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Specialist, Certified as an Elder Law Read More

Illegal Refusal to return body for transport

There are some other laws that you need to be aware of if you are planning a home funeral. It is possible you might run into a problem with a Read More

Medicare Launches App to Help Beneficiaries Find Out What’s Covered

At the doctor’s office and want to know if a procedure is covered by Medicare? There is an app for that. Medicare has launched a free app that gives beneficiaries Read More

Home Funerals under Ohio Law: Update

If you plan to hold a home funeral service without use of a funeral home, you have the right to do that under Ohio law. O.R.C. §4717.12. However, this will Read More

Six Things to Consider Before Making Gifts to Grandchildren

Grandparents often are particularly generous to grandchildren as they see their family’s legacy continuing on to a new generation. In many cases, grandparents feel they have ample resources and their Read More

Medicare Beneficiaries Need to Know the Difference Between a Wellness Visit and a Physical

Medicare covers preventative care services, including an annual wellness visit. But confusing a wellness visit with a physical could be very costly. As part of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare Read More

Cryonics medical research

A new medical study suggests that our brains and consciousness are still functioning after our hearts stop beating. We apparently still have a functioning brain for at least some short Read More

Estate Planning & Elder Law Overview seminar

Estate Planning & Elder Law Overview : seminar by Michael J. Millonig, Attorney At Law, Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Specialist, Certified as an Read More

Maximizing Social Security Survivor’s Benefits

Social Security survivor's benefits provide a safety net to widows and widowers. But to get the most out of the benefit, you need to know the right time to claim. Read More

Report Ranks States on Nursing Home Quality and Shows Families’ Conflicted Views

A new report that combines nursing home quality data with a survey of family members ranks the best and worst states for care and paints a picture of how Americans Read More

Tax and other phone scams

The IRS just issued a bulletin warning about tax time phone scams. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-be-vigilant-against-phone-scams-irs-be-vigilant-against-phone-scams-annual-dirty-dozen-list-continues The elderly are often the targets of tax and other scams. I hear of these scams often through Read More

Balance billing of medical bills

An article from one of the leading healthcare websites discusses the problem of balance billing by hospitals. https://khn.org/news/taking-surprise-medical-bills-to-court/ A balance bill is the amount from the hospital that you are Read More

Fluffy the Cat & Cryonics

This news story about the revival of a fluffy the frozen cat makes me think about cryonics. https://www.foxnews.com/us/fluffy-the-cat-revived-after-found-nearly-frozen-to-death The news story does not indicate that the cat was “legally dead” Read More

Ohio Medicaid Miller Trust developments

n Montgomery Co. Ohio the local caseworkers are starting to give more scrutiny to review of Qualified Income Trusts (aka Miller Trusts) when for the annual Medicaid eligibility review. For Read More

Rebirth of the Federal Estate Tax

Recent statements from Democratic politicians have indicated the possible rebirth of the federal estate tax. We are currently in a very good environment for estate planning since the federal estate Read More

Avoiding Will Contests (and trusts too)

If an estate plan omits one of the children or other next of kin who would normally inherit, there is an incentive and possibility they may file a Will contest Read More

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