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“You don’t have to be rich…” to have a will.

Say it ain’t so, Prince. The Morning Papers said that probate documents recently filed in Minnesota claim His Royal Badness did not have a will. With all the effort the man went to over the years to retain control of … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Legislative Committee Makes Even More of a Medicaid Mess

[IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THIS ARTICLE – PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE POST HERE TO READ ABOUT SOME NEW DEVELOPMENTS THAT MAY AFFECT ISSUES I WROTE ABOUT IN THE ARTICLE BELOW!] On Wed., September 18th, 2013, the Joint Committee on … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s Biggest Use Tax is Hidden in Governor Walker’s Budget.

[IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THIS ARTICLE – PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE POST HERE TO READ ABOUT SOME NEW DEVELOPMENTS THAT MAY AFFECT ISSUES I WROTE ABOUT IN THE ARTICLE BELOW!] Did you know that the Governor’s budget for 2013-2015 … Continue reading

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New Wisconsin Estate Recovery Laws Create High Hurdles for Trustees

[IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THIS ARTICLE – PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE POST HERE TO READ ABOUT SOME NEW DEVELOPMENTS THAT MAY AFFECT ISSUES I WROTE ABOUT IN THE ARTICLE BELOW! ] There is a section of Wisconsin’s new Estate … Continue reading

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Wisconsin’s New Estate Recovery Laws for Community-based Care Discriminate Against People Who Only Need a Little Care, and Will Force People into Nursing Homes Sooner.

One of the hidden changes in Wisconsin’s Estate Recovery law has to do with the formula for how the State will recover the costs of care for people who are able to receive long term care in the community. The … Continue reading

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Why Wisconsin’s Family Care Program May Force Some People into Nursing Homes

Today’s blog goes past the recent budget changes, to talk about an issue that is concerning to the families of Alzheimer’s patients, and that is not commonly known. Because of the problem I am about to discuss, people who could … Continue reading

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Under Wisconsin’s new estate recovery and divestment law, it may be better for spouses to divorce in some cases than to stay married.

[IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THIS ARTICLE – PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE POST HERE TO READ ABOUT SOME NEW DEVELOPMENTS THAT MAY AFFECT ISSUES I WROTE ABOUT IN THE ARTICLE BELOW!] Having worked with the elderly for 23 years, particularly … Continue reading

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Does Wisconsin’s New Medicaid Law Mean the End of the Family Farm and Business?

[IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THIS ARTICLE – PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE POST HERE TO READ ABOUT SOME NEW DEVELOPMENTS THAT MAY AFFECT ISSUES I WROTE ABOUT IN THE ARTICLE BELOW!] This is the third in a series of articles … Continue reading

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Will Medicaid Recipients Ever be Able to Sell Their Homes Under Wisconsin’s New Budget Law?

Carol J. Wessels Attorney at Law Nelson Irvings & Wessels SC http://www.niwlaw.com [IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THIS ARTICLE – PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THE POST HERE TO READ ABOUT SOME NEW DEVELOPMENTS THAT MAY AFFECT ISSUES I WROTE ABOUT IN … Continue reading

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What Wisconsin’s Budget Bill does to Elderly and Disabled Families

What the New Budget Bill Does to Elderly and Disabled Families By Attorney Carol Wessels Nelson Irvings & Wessels SC 2675 N Mayfair Rd #420 Wauwatosa WI 53226 414-777-0220 cwessels@niwlaw.com [IMPORTANT UPDATE TO THIS ARTICLE – PLEASE TAKE A LOOK … Continue reading

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