J. Kevin Tharpe, P.C.

Benefits For An Aging Veteran

There are over 18 million veterans in the United States. Almost 1 out of every 10 Americans has served in the military. These people represent critical moments in our history—from World War II to the Global War on Terrorism. Even the most recent conflict has veterans...

What A Will Cannot Do

It is important to note that this is not a condemnation of a common estate planning tool referred to as a will—just the opposite. The point of highlighting the limitations of a will is so you can fill the gaps it leaves with other documents.  An estate plan is a...

When To Modify Your Estate Plan

You would have a difficult time finding an attorney who creates estate plans to claim that people don’t need one. That isn’t because they are trying to sell you on something. It’s because they have likely seen and witnessed the consequences of failing to develop an...

Crisis vs. Long-Term Medicaid Planning

If you do any amount of research for elder law or estate planning, you will see terms such as “crisis” and “long-term planning.”  Though both of these terms apply to elder law, they represent different situations and needs. Even people new to elder law should...

Understanding A Medicaid Spend Down

A Medicaid spend down centers on people who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid. The question quickly shifts to why someone would want to have less money. And why would anyone do so for Medicaid? Why Someone Would Do A Spend Down This comes down to long-term...

4 Tips For Aging Gracefully

If you are feeling a little upset about how you’re getting older, look around. If you see anyone—anyone at all, then you noticed someone who is going through the same thing as you. Everyone is aging, but not everyone is doing it the same. The goal might not be to look...

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