September 17

Guest Post:Transfers (Gifts) Can Lead to Being Sued by Nursing Homes

Attorney Wiley believes in working with a wide range of specialists.  It is difficult to be the best at everything; so, we frequently work with other attorneys to ensure that our clients obtain the highest level of care.  While Attorney Wiley helps many of our clients with elder care issues we often bring in Hank Weatherby to assist with more complex cases. Hank is an industry leader in the field and we often trust our clients to his care. Hank Weatherby, recently wrote an article on a new Connecticut law and the potential to be sued by Nursing Homes which we felt would be beneficial to our community.  If you have any questions about medicaid or Eldercare and you would like to setup a meeting with Hank at our North Haven office do not hesitate to contact us.

By Hank Weatherby –
The Connecticut legislature recently passed a new law concerning Medicaid eligibility which allows nursing homes an additional basis to sue to recover lost revenue because a resident, or their spouse or agent under a power of attorney, transferred his or her assets to a third party. The law goes into effect October 1, 2013, but on its face it appears to apply to gifts and other transfers made in the two years before that date.

August 23

Guest Post: Parenting Strategies

Attorney Wiley is a participating speaker at monthly workshops put on by W.I.N. (Women’s Independence Network) which provide free professional advice to divorced women or women in the process of divorce. As part of our estate planning practice, one of our top priorities is to empower families to build a legacy that instills values and dreams for their children and grandchildren. As such, we thought it fitting to provide a guest post by one of our co-speakers at W.I.N., Steven Cessario. Steven is the founder CT Youth Mentoring & Development where he provides mentoring and coaching for young people.

4 Strategies Every Parent Needs to Know!

By: Steven Cessario –

July 26

My Business Has Been Sued, Now What?

As a business owner, you may find yourself on the wrong end of a lawsuit at some point. While certain types of business are more susceptible to lawsuits than others (doctors, dentists, lawyers, medical companies, trucking companies, and oil companies), any business could be sued for a multitude of reasons. Hopefully, before a lawsuit happens, you have done some business protection planning (something any of our attorneys can help you with) to structure your business entity, your business assets, and your personal assets so that they have any available protections. You have hopefully also began an asset protection trust program for yourself and your spouse so that in the event of a crippling lawsuit or legal battle, you have resources available that are protected from creditors.

July 10

Common Mistakes on Life Insurance Designations

Common Mistakes on Life Insurance Designations

Often when people purchase a life insurance policy, they fill out the paperwork at the beginning (which includes an initial beneficiary designation) and then simply pay the premiums and do nothing else. However, most often people do not realize that they make a bad choice for beneficiaries at the beginning or fail to update the beneficiaries when needed. At Wiley Law, LLC, we review our client’s designations to ensure they will work properly with any planning put in place. Here a 5 common mistakes when designated beneficiaries.

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