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Centreville, DE
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5721 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807
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Hockessin, DE
Hockessin, DE

724 Yorklyn Rd #100
Hockessin, DE 19707
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Kennett Square, PA
Kennett Square, PA

211 East State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348
610-444-3180

West Chester, PA
West Chester, PA

17 West Miner Street
West Chester, PA 19382
610-436-0100

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Elder Law Posts

Saying Medicaid Estate Recovery Keeps Families in Poverty, Advocacy Groups Call for Abolishing It

Posted July 12, 2021

To qualify for Medicaid coverage of long-term care, you must satisfy very complicated financial eligibility rules—rules that often can be traps for the unwary. One of the most significant traps is Medicaid’s right to recover its expenses from your estate after you die – a practice known as “estate recovery.” Under current Medicaid law, states […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: An Epidemic that Requires Sound Planning

Posted July 12, 2019

By Kristen R. Matthews, CELA, Esquire- As an Elder Law attorney, I often meet with families and loved ones of individuals who have Alzheimer’s Disease, whether they be in the early stages or are in a later stage of the progression of the Disease. Critical decisions need to be made carefully and without delay to […]

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Kristen Matthews to Present CLE for the National Federation of Paralegals Association

Posted May 28, 2019

On Friday, May 31, 2019, Certified Elder Law Attorney, Kristen Matthews will be the featured speaker for the National Federation of Paralegals Association (NFPA) CLE: VA Pension Benefits 101. During the webinar program, Kirsten will discuss the rules and application for Veterans Administration Pension Benefits, practical examples, and a walkthrough of the issues that arise […]

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Power of Attorney: Why it is Important to Add it to Your College Packing Checklist

Posted July 20, 2018

By Kristen R. Matthews, Esquire, CELA – Parents are often surprised to learn that once their child turns the age of majority, 18 in Pennsylvania, they no longer have a legal right to make medical and financial decisions for their child.  Sending your child off to college without both a General Durable Power of Attorney […]

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MacElree Harvey Welcomes Estate Planning Attorney Stephen M. Porter

Posted February 8, 2018

February 2018 MacElree Harvey, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Stephen M. Porter has joined the Firm’s West Chester office as an associate in the Estate Planning Department. Porter will work closely with clients across Pennsylvania, assisting them with various estate planning matters, including estates & trusts, tax planning, and elder law. “I am extremely […]

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Key provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Posted January 9, 2018

By Joseph A. Bellinghieri The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is one of the more significant changes in decades to the Tax Code. While touted as “tax simplification”, the result is anything but simplification. Below are some of the key provisions of the TCJA. Individual Tax Rates and Brackets: The TCJA provides for […]

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MacElree Harvey’s Kristen R. Matthews Passes Certified Elder Law Attorney Exam

Posted December 22, 2016

December 2016 MacElree Harvey is proud to announce that attorney Kristen R. Matthews, an associate in the firm’s Elder Law and Estate Planning practice groups, has recently passed the Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) exam, and upon satisfaction of the final test requirement, which is submission of Case Matrix, Kristen will officially become a CELA. Achieving the […]

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Estate Planning: What factors should I consider when choosing an Executor for my Will and a Trustee for my Trust?

Posted March 1, 2016

By Duke Schneider, Esq. and Don Bristol, Pa.C.P. When contemplating your estate plan, one of the items often assumed to be a simple task is the decision as to the naming of the executor of your Will, or the Trustee of any trusts created under your Will. For married couples the spouse is almost always […]

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Medicare Made Easy

Posted August 4, 2015

As I gained more experience with the elder law field, I’ve found that most people know the basics, that they become eligible for Medicare at the age of 65. What I have come to realize, however, is how intricate and arduous the process of enrolling in Medicare truly can be. It’s best to start at […]

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