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Bryana Crossbean, Elder Law Attorney in Gig Harbor.
What does an Elder Law Attorney do? A great many people aren’t completely sure what it is that an elder law attorney does. Above all, elder law attorneys advocate for elderly people and their loved ones. Most elder law attorneys are trained in tackling a variety of...
What is a Living Will and How Does It Work?
What is a Living Will and How Does It Work? A living will (also known as a Health Care Directive or Advance Directive) is a legal document that allows you to indicate to doctors things you do or don't want to be done when you are at the end of your life. Specifically,...
Aid & Attendance – A Little-Known VA Benefit
Long-term care can be complicated and confusing. One way to help pay for long-term care is Aid & Attendance, which is a VA benefit available to certain veterans and their spouses. What does Aid & Attendance provide for veterans? Aid & Attendance provides...
Medicaid for Long-Term Care
What is the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? Medicare is the government program that most adults age 65 and older use to pay for some medical care, including visits to the doctor and hospital and prescription drugs. Medicare typically only pays for 30-90...
Why Estate Planning is Important for Families with Young Children
Many people think that estate planning (Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, etc.) is something you only need to do when you are elderly However, it is also very important to do if you have children under 18, so that you can provide for them if something...
Wills Versus Trusts
There is a lot of confusion regarding Wills and Trusts. Is one better than the other? How can you avoid probate? Can you have a Will with a Trust? Can you have a Trust with a Will? Do you need both? Let’s start off by discussing what each document is.A...
A Few Other Resources We’ve Created for Our Customers
Critical Information List
A worksheet to list your different assets, debts, and important documents to help guide your family after you become incapacitated or pass away
Estate Planning Questionnaire
Death Notification Checklist
A guide to walk you through what steps to take after a loved one passes away