Stephanie L. Schneider, PA

April 16, 2012 is National Healthcare Decisions Day. A day commemorated across the country to promote awareness of the importance of having advance directives in place. We feel this is so important that our firm declared April National Healthcare Decisions Month! Each week in April you will receive a brief edition of "News You Can Use" discussing the benefits of having Advance Directives to make YOUR healthcare decisions known so that your loved ones can honor your wishes.
We invite you, your friends and families to join us April 16th from 5-6:30 pm for a special presentation and refreshments. See details below.
We look forward to being your trusted advisor through life.
Fondly, Stephanie
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Medical Directives after a Divorce
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Lessons Learned: Medical Advance Directives Following a Divorce

When people get divorced, they often think about rewriting their Last Will & Testament to remove their former spouse as a beneficiary. There are actually more issues than that which need to be addressed timely. If you are newly divorced, you should have a:


1. Written medical advance directive designating an advocate to make medical decisions

2. Designation of guardian for a minor child in the event the parent becomes incapacitated or dies

3. Durable power of attorney designating an agent to make financial decisions.


Divorcees who fails to plan will find themselves the subject of a time-consuming, expensive, and public guardianship court proceeding. Another unintended result of failing to plan could be that the former spouse gets to manage assets left for a minor child. Proper planning is crucial and should be done during the divorce proceeding to ensure that a person's preferences are honored.


We are your one-stop shop to resolve elder law, estate planning and asset protection planning issues. 

Proper Planning May Create Peace of Mind
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NHDD Seminar

♦ Probate & Trust Administration


♦ Last Will & Testament

♦ Revocable Trust

♦ Durable Power of Attorney

♦ Designation of Healthcare

♦ Quit Claim Deed

♦ Living Will

♦ Guardianships (adults &
minors)/Guadian Advocacy

♦ Long Term Care Facility
Residents' Rights

♦ Medicaid Applications &

♦ Veterans Benfits Planning

Government Assistance


♦ Special Needs Trusts

♦ Representation of Trustees

♦ Protecting Lawsuit Proceeds & Inheritanceswhile Preserving Medicaid & SSI Eligibilty

♦ Exceptions to Medicaid Lien Recovery


Reduction of Third Party Medicaid Liens
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