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Selling the Family Home to Pay for Nursing Home Care

When a family admits their loved one into a long term care facility, they are confronted with the challenge of selling the family home to pay for such care. Uncertain of which realtor to contact, how to clean out the property, and how to value the property, the process can quickly become overwhelming for a […]

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The Truth About the Federal Death (Estate) Tax and Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax

A 40% Death tax!? Then add on Pennsylvania inheritance tax!   More people ought to be concerned about the prospect of paying up to 40% Federal Estate Tax on their assets when they pass away.  However, rest easy knowing that a 40% levy on your assets upon your death is unlikely to occur. The vast […]

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Pennsylvania: Non-Probate does not mean Non-Taxable in Estate Law

At Mooney Law, we have had to address recent confusion related to the taxability of non-probate assets. In order to probe the issue further, we must first understand the basics of estate administration. In Pennsylvania, Probate is the process by which a loved one’s assets and debts are gathered upon their passing. Assets are converted […]

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PA Elder Law: Nursing Home costs From Losing $120,000 Yearly to Saving a Legacy

Many spouses are confronted with the sudden realization that their other half will remain indefinitely in a long term care facility. Overwhelmed by guilt and grief, they are propelled through a harsh system of Medicaid rules regarding long term care and with little guidance on their options. To not fault of their own, spouse’s rely […]

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We Have to Sell the House

All too often families of loved ones entering skilled nursing care misunderstand the rules that apply to protecting assets. Learn how a family can reduce or eliminate the risk and costs associated with their loved ones entering long term care.

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Learn about the PA estate planning time bomb

PA Estate Planning Time Bomb

When gifting assets, its crucial to understand the implications and risks. Learn more about estate planning and why it is important to establish a comprehensive estate plan that considers the current costs and future expense for your loved ones.

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Are children liable for parent's medical costs?

Children Liable for Parent’s Medical Costs

In 2012 Pennsylvania became the first state to to hold a child liable for their parents nursing home bills. Learn more about what this means and how this could potentially impact you and your loved ones.

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Knowing the Difference – Healthcare Power of Attorney and Living Will

A healthcare power of attorney and a living will are two distinct legal documents, each designed to address a different requirement regarding medical care. Learn the difference to aviod significant confusion for your caregivers and family.

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