What You Should Know about Your Parents’ Estate Planning in Savannah

Talking to older or retired parents about their estate plan isn’t necessarily something we look forward to, but elder lawyers in Savannah have seen first-hand why it’s so important. Of course you don’t want to think about your parents’ death or to come across as insensitive or greedy. On the other hand, though, ignoring these Continue Reading …

2014 VA Pension (Aid & Attendance) Rates

Here are the VA Pension (Aid & Attendance) rates effective from December 2013 through December 2014: Status Annual Benefit Monthly Benefit Unmarried Veteran           Aid & Attendance $21,107 $1,758 Housebound $15,462 $1,288 Basic $12,652 $1,054       Married Veteran (or w/1 Dependent)           Aid & Attendance Continue Reading …

Savannah Elder Law Attorney’s Advice on Helping Parents Create an Estate Plan

In Savannah, just as everywhere else in the nation, there is a tendency for people to put off estate planning.  Elder law attorneys recognize that there are multiple factors that lead people to procrastinate when it comes to the process.  One of the biggest factors, of course, is that most people don’t want to consider Continue Reading …

Tips for Keeping the Peace in Your Family While Taking Care of Mom and Dad

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy states that “more than ever before, families are providing long-term care to older adults with limitations in the ability to perform tasks necessary for independent living. Nearly 25% of American households are providing care to people age 50 years and over. Families are the alternative foundation for a stressed Continue Reading …

Savannah Veterans Attorneys Discuss the Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit on Mid-Morning Live

Smith Barid’s two resident accredited VA Attorneys, Richard Barid and Michael Smith appeared on WTOC Savannah’s Mid-Morning Live with Jody Chapin and Tim Guidera recently to discuss the Veterans Aid and Attendnace Pension Benefit.