Author: Jeffery D. Stinson, Certified Elder Law Attorney

Jeff is Certified as an Elder Law Attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, a distinction held by only a handful of lawyers in Indiana. For almost 20 years, he has focused on elder law, estate planning, long-term care planning, Medicaid planning, Veterans Affairs benefits planning, special needs planning, guardianships, and estate administration.

Jeff Stinson to Present Free Seminar on April 23

Jeff Stinson, in conjunction with Independent Adult Day Care Centers, is offering a free seminar on April 23, 2018 at 5:30 PM at the Independent Adult Day Care Centers, 8755 Guion Road, Indianapolis, Indiana. Plan to attend this free presentation to learn more about public benefits planning without impoverishment, affordable alternatives to nursing home care, […]

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Proving That a Transfer Was Not Made in Order to Qualify for Medicaid

Medicaid law imposes a penalty period if you transferred assets within five years of applying, but what if the transfers had nothing to do with Medicaid? It is difficult to do, but if you can prove you made the transfers for a purpose other than to qualify for Medicaid, you can avoid a penalty. You […]

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Use Your Will to Dictate How to Pay Your Debts

The main purpose of a will is to direct where your assets will go after you die, but it can also be used to instruct your heirs how to pay your debts. While generally heirs cannot inherit debt, debt can reduce what they receive. Spelling out how debt should be paid can help your heirs. […]

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Jeff Stinson to Present with Business Leaders who Serve Aging Hoosiers on March 15

Jeff Stinson will be presenting with a panel of experts on March 15, 2018 at 5:00 PM at the MCL Cafeteria in Carmel, Indiana. Plan to attend this free presentation to learn more about long term care planning, financial planning, funeral planning, downsizing and home sales, and hospice care. For more information, click here. Information […]

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Three Reasons Why Giving Your House to Your Children Isn’t the Best Way to Protect It From Medicaid

You may be afraid of losing your home if you have to enter a nursing home and apply for Medicaid. While this fear is well-founded, transferring the home to your children is usually not the best way to protect it. Although you generally do not have to sell your home in order to qualify for […]

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Income Tax Benefit of the IRA Charitable Rollover

Recent changes to income tax law may result in fewer individuals taking advantage of the traditional charitable deduction, but individuals can still receive a reduction in income tax by using their Individual Retirement Account (“IRA”) when completing charitable goals. The Change The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law last December.  The new […]

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