Published in the August 15 - 28, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life Most experts quote the following statistics: If you reach the age of 65, there’s a 50 percent chance you’ll spend some time in a [...]
Your Estate . . . with James Ward – Some nursing homes act aggressively with false billing and improper evictions
Published in the July 18 - July 31, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life James Ward A recent story in the New York Times stated, “We have a big problem paying for long-term care in [...]
Your Estate . . . with James Ward – There are three good reasons to ensure your trust is valid and up to date
Published in the May 9 - 22, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life James Ward Why should someone have a trust? Some of the main reasons for a trust are (1) to avoid a conservatorship, [...]
Published in the April 11 - 24, 2018 Issue of Morgan Hill Life Photo by Marty CheekJames Ward at his desk in his Gilroy office. He works in the area of elder law and estate planning. [...]
Published in the March 14 - 27, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life When you have your legal documents in place, you first need to make certain they are properly prepared and executed so they are valid [...]
Your Retirement . . . with James Ward – One part of living is being ready and prepared for the inevitable
Published in the January 17 - 30, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life Cases frequently come through my door when someone has died unexpectedly in their 40s or 50s from some freak accident or even from a [...]
Your Estate . . . with James Ward – What exactly is hospice care and do you know how it really works?
Published in the December 20 - January 2, 2018 issue of Morgan Hill Life The formal definition of hospice, as per Medicare, is that hospice is for people who are terminally ill and not expected to live [...]
Published in the November 22 - December 5, 2017 issue of Morgan Hill Life If you get a new roof put on your house, you want it to look nice. But more importantly, you want to ensure [...]
Your Estate . . . with James Ward – When the time comes, how will you pay for the nursing home stay?
Published in the October 25 – November 7 issue of Morgan Hill Life Most people hope they never go to a nursing home. That shouldn’t be surprising news to anyone. Most people want to die at home [...]
Published in the August 30 - September 12, 2017 issue of Morgan Hill Life James Ward Medi-Cal is California’s name for Medicaid. It covers a lot of people in different ways, but this column is [...]