Empower Yourself: National Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16, 2024

National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, 2024, emphasizes the critical importance of advance care planning—encouraging everyone, regardless of age or health status, to communicate and document their healthcare preferences. This day serves as a crucial reminder to engage in discussions with loved ones and healthcare providers to ensure your healthcare wishes are known and respected, empowering individuals to take control of their medical futures. See the attachment below for more details:

Lance D. Like recently attended the WealthCounsel annual conference in Chicago.

Lance D. Like recently attended the WealthCounsel annual conference in Chicago.  This was a 3-day event covered a variety of estate and elder law topics.  Some of the sessions included planning for physicians and dentists, special trust techniques in Medicaid planning cases, planning for clients with MS, pitfalls to avoid when planning for VA benefits, as well as the latest news on the federal estate tax. 

Lance D. Like recently returned from Dallas, Texas where he attended a 3-day Medicaid Immersion course hosted by ElderCounsel.

This course covered a detailed analysis of the Medicaid laws and the latest techniques available to planners to help their clients plan for, and pay for, long-term care.  The participants learned the legal and approved planning opportunities to help married couples protect their home and hard-earned assets while still getting the care for their spouse that they deserve.  Through the use of special asset protection trust and other techniques the participants learned how clients can maintain protection over their assets and protect them against the high cost of long-term care.

Like Law Group LLC is named the 2010 Herald Times Readers’ Choice winner for Bloomington’s favorite law office.

Like Law Group LLC is named the 2010 Herald Times Readers’ Choice winner for Bloomington’s favorite law office.  This award was voted on by the readers, and others, of Bloomington’s Herald Times (the primary daily newspaper in the area).  Winning, or even being nominated for this honor, is primarily due to our wonderful clients, as well as the other professionals in town, who took the time to vote for us.  Thank you!  Click here to view the Readers’ Choice edition.

Lance D. Like recently attended a 2-day course on VA Aid & Attendance benefits and planning.

This course covered the VA aid and attendance rules that could provide additional income to a war-time veteran, or the widow of a war-time veteran, that could be used to help pay for health care.  This care could be home care, care within an assisted living facility, or care in a nursing home setting.  This is a little known benefit available through the Veteran’s Administration that could provide much needed income for those who have served our country during a time of war.