September 27

An Elder Law Attorney can be a Key to Navigating Medicaid’s Spousal Impoverishment and Estate Recovery Rules

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Nick Halbur

Associate Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Nick Halbur is licensed in Iowa and Nebraska. His law practice includes elder law, long-term care planning, estate planning, conservatorships and guardianships, and probate.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.
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More and more seniors and their families are confronting the need to find quality long term care (aka LTC, in a nursing home, assisted living, or even a person’s own home) and a reliable source to pay for that care. The Medicaid program, “the insurer of last resort,” in America’s health care market will pay.

September 21

Attorney Nick Halbur speaks on Elder Law advocacy for seniors and adults with disabilities

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Nick Halbur

Associate Attorney at Thompson Law Office
Nick Halbur is licensed in Iowa and Nebraska. His law practice includes elder law, long-term care planning, estate planning, conservatorships and guardianships, and probate.

Thompson Law Office is a Nebraska law firm with offices in Omaha and Chadron that provides its individual, non-profit, business and governmental clients with practical advice and passionate advocacy in a variety of legal matters. Learn more about our general law practice here.
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Attorney Nick Halbur visited Walnut Grove Retirement Community on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011 to speak about his work as an Elder Law attorney.  He spoke about legal solutions for confronting incapacity and dementia, such as Power of Attorney documents, Guardianships, and Conservatorships.  He also discussed a number of long term care issues including Medicare and Medicaid coverage.

September 16

Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes

What to do if you suspect a senior is being abused in a nursing home. Nursing homes are a place where seniors and the elderly should be safe. Unfortunately, a significant number of nursing homes abuse their residents in some way — from physical abuse to stealing money to illegally restricting activity (false imprisonment). If.

September 14

Paternity Issues and Child Support

Establishing paternity is a critical step towards collecting child support. Determining the answer to the seemingly simple question “Who is the father?” is not as straightforward as you might think. Different circumstances give rise to different legal rules. When Paternity Is Agreed On or Presumed Acknowledged father. An acknowledged father is a biological father of.

September 12

How Bankruptcy Stops Your Creditors: The Automatic Stay

After you file for bankruptcy, the automatic stay offers potent legal protection against bill collectors. When you file for bankruptcy, something called the automatic stay immediately stops any lawsuit filed against you and most actions against your property by a creditor, collection agency, or government entity. Especially if you are at risk of being evicted,.

September 9

Attorney Ben Thompson presents on homeowners association law

At the 2011 Annual Real Estate Institute, hosted by the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, Attorney Ben Thompson spoke on updates in the law governing sanitary and improvement districts (SIDs) and homeowners associations, including foreclosure of assessment liens arising by statute and under restrictive covenants.  The seminar was held.

September 9

Grounds for Challenging a Will

It’s rare, but courts can toss out a will if it doesn’t meet certain requirements. Will challenges are very unusual — by one estimate, about 99% of wills sail through probate without a hitch — but they do happen. If a will doesn’t fulfill certain legal requirements, or the maker of the will was not.

September 7

Five Reasons to Incorporate Your Nonprofit Association

Not sure whether to incorporate your nonprofit? Here’s some information to help you decide. If you’re involved in a fledgling nonprofit organization, you and the other folks active in the group have probably wondered whether or not you should incorporate. Becoming a nonprofit corporation requires some paperwork, but for many groups, the benefits of nonprofit.

September 5

Disability Discrimination in the Workplace: An Overview of the ADA

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) protects employees from discrimination based on a disability. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants with disabilities in all aspects of employment including hiring, pay, promotion, firing, and more. It also protects employees from retaliation when they enforce their rights under the.