MOM JUST WENT INTO A NURSING HOME

May 2022. They buttonholed the attorney as he was eating lunch. “Mom just went into a nursing home. We’re worried about the bills. Can the State pay for this? How do we make sure Dad doesn’t spend everything on the nursing home?” The attorney explains, “Medicaid is...

WHY DO I NEED A LAWYER?

April 2022. “Why do I need a lawyer?  I can just download a will from the Internet.”  The technology has changed, but the question has been around seemingly forever.  Twenty years ago, the will was a “freebie” on tax software, or was included in a software package...

STRESS TEST 2021

By Tim Barkley. January 2021. 2020 hindsight. That’s when we look back and try to see more clearly than we could in the moment. Stress test. That’s when we test ourselves to see if we’re fit and healthy, so we can fix what’s wrong before it’s too late. 2020 was our...

THE EDUCATED CLIENT

By Tim Barkley. December 2020. The lawyer nodded. “I think I understand your situation,” he said. “Here’s what I advise …” Some time later, the client still looked uncertain. “Could you go over that again? I feel silly not getting it the first time through, but...

YOU HAVE THE POWER

You Have the Power. August 2020. By Timothy S. Barkley, Sr. The lady in the parking lot was excited: “Thank you! You don’t know how much you’ve helped us.” I was taken aback, but rose to the occasion: “Certainly!” I must have looked puzzled, because she laughed and...