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Safeguard the Financial Future of Elderly Clients
Middle class Americans seeking asset protection cannot afford to ignore the potentially devastating costs of nursing home and other long-term care. Nursing homes are among the most common and largest creditors an average American is likely to face in his or her lifetime. For most, Medicaid is the primary source of payment, so a basic understanding of the Medicaid asset protection process is vital for all professionals who work with seniors and their families. This course will provide an overview of asset protection concepts and strategies that elder law attorneys can use to legally and ethically protect assets while facilitating earlier Medicaid eligibility; and a set of crisis-management tools to prevent and correct inadvertent loss of benefits. Register today!
This is a rebroadcast of the original webcast delivered by Thomas J. Murphy and Wallace R. Nichols on May 30, 2019. Faculty will be available to answer your questions after the program.
This focused legal course is designed for attorneys. It will also benefit social workers, geriatric care managers, trust officers, estate planners, and paralegals.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time
including - Ethics: 1.00
Approved by the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Board for 7.0 hours of continuing legal education credit, which includes 1.0 hour of ethics and professionalism credit.
This program has been accepted by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. and qualifies for 7.0 hours of CE credit for CFP® Certificants. The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the US, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements.
Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. Recall the key Medicaid eligibility criteria. 2. Distinguish between Medicaid planning for single vs. married clients. 3. List at least three asset transfer strategies that can be employed in Medicaid crisis planning. 4. Describe how income-only trusts are used in Medicaid planning. 5. Determine when a special needs trust is needed. 6. Distinguish between ethical and unethical practices.
THOMAS J. MURPHY is an attorney located in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix. His practice emphasizes estate planning, elder law (including nursing home issues), all probate matters (including contested matters and guardianships), and tax controversies. Mr. Murphy has regularly appeared before the Arizona Court of Appeals, litigating many of the cutting-edge appellate cases in probate law, and has successfully litigated cases before the U.S. Tax Court, the Arizona Tax Court, and the Arizona Board of Tax Appeals. He has represented clients before all levels of the Internal Revenue Service and the Arizona Department of Revenue. Mr. Murphy is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the State Bar of Arizona (Tax Law, Probate and Trust Law, Mental Health and Elder Law sections), and the Arizona Medicaid Planning Council. He has served on numerous state and county bar association committees, and was selected as the state bar representative to the Arizona Supreme Court's Committee on Reform of Lower Jurisdiction Courts. Mr. Murphy has testified as an expert witness in cases before the Maricopa County Probate Court regarding probate practices in Arizona. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Phoenix Tax Workshop and the Editorial Board of NAELA News. Mr. Murphy has been published in many national, state and local professional journals, writing on a wide variety of legal and tax matters. His articles on the impact of the new HIPAA regulations on health care powers of attorney and related documents have garnered him wide recognition as one of the nation's foremost authorities in this field, and he has been invited to speak before many organizations. Mr. Murphy graduated from Tufts University, with honors, and he earned his J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School.
WALLACE R. NICHOLS is an attorney, author and financial advisor, and his practice consists of estate planning, VA pension planning, and elder law. Since 2011, Mr. Nichols has put his M.B.A. experience and legal knowledge to work for clients providing financial advisory services. He is a member of WealthCounsel and ElderCounsel, national organizations of estate planning attorneys; is an accredited practitioner before the United States Department of Veterans Affairs; and is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nichols earned his B.S. degree from Angelo State University and his J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico.
$329 / Each Additional