Category: Elder Law

Planning for Incapacity

Estate planning usually refers to planning for what happens upon your death. Another part of estate planning is planning for your incapacity.

My client Jennifer is the ex-wife of a physician. He is only 54 but recently had a seizure. … Read more

Travel Home for the Holidays

During this holiday season, nursing home residents may want to leave their care facilities to participate in family or religious activities. However, many are fearful that such absences will negatively impact their Medicare coverage. In a recent article, the Center … Read more


After eight long fought years, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act became law in December 2014. The ABLE Act grew out of an idea from several parents from the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia who, sitting around … Read more

Medicaid “Spend Down”

All of the attorneys at Pearson Bollman Law practice in the area of elder law.  Oftentimes this involves advising clients on how to qualify for Medicaid.  A typical situation is where our client recently moved their spouse into a skilled … Read more