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Andrew Olsen

Elder Law Attorney, CSH Law
BIO

Andrew Olsen is an attorney in the CSH Law Elder Law Practice Group in Wilmington, NC, where he practices in the areas of elder law, estate planning probate, guardianship, alternative dispute resolution, estate and trust litigatio  

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Legal Issues
Jun 26, 2017

Trusts As A Tool In Long-term Care Planning

Trusts are commonly used in estate planning for a myriad of reasons, like avoiding probate or ensuring assets are managed for beneficiaries.  However, certain trusts are also useful tools in plan ...

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Jun 1, 2017

When To Challenge A Will Based On Undue Influence

After a loved one passes away, family members are often surprised to learn who has inherited under the will. In many cases, the person who has inherited under the will - the beneficiary - is a non-fam ...

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May 19, 2017

The Five Heirs Who Shouldn’t Inherit Assets Directly

When people die without a will, the state’s intestacy laws dictate which heirs will inherit from the deceased person’s estate. Without a will, these heirs stand to inherit outright both pe ...

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May 3, 2017

Risky Business: Joint Bank Accounts As An Estate Planning Tool

A popular idea among our aging population is to add a co-owner, often an adult child, to an elderly person’s bank account. The intended goal is for the co-owner to manage the elderly person&rsqu ...

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Apr 28, 2017

Pre-Plan To Avoid Family Squabbles

Elder law attorneys often meet with family members who are seemingly at odds over the long-term care plans for their elderly loved ones.   Often, one family member will be appointed as a health ...

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Apr 10, 2017

Changes in Veterans Benefits Ahead: Plan Accordingly

The Veterans Administration offers assistance to low-income veterans and surviving spouses, 65 years and older, through its Special Pension or Aid and Attendance programs.    Veterans who ...

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Apr 3, 2017

When Should Seniors Delay Applying for Medicare?

Seniors may apply for Medicare just prior to turning 65 years old.  Medicare Part A covers hospitalization, while Medicare Part B covers outpatient care, such as doctor visits, x-rays and tests. ...

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Mar 15, 2017

Protective Orders: Tools To Ward Against Elder Abuse

Elderly people facing abuse can seek a protective order to end the abuse. Though many people commonly use the term, “restraining order,” in North Carolina the order is technically called a ...

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Feb 20, 2017

Skilled Nursing Care Coverage Is Based On Need, Not Potential For Improvement

Medicare patients with long-term, debilitating and chronic conditions have scored two recent victories in federal court.     Medicare covers skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapy to m ...

Legal Issues
Feb 3, 2017

A Checklist For Caregivers Of The Elderly

Elder law attorneys often work with families and caregivers of elderly clients in estate planning, obtaining veterans’ benefits and Medicaid planning.    While so much of the legal w ...

Legal Issues
Jan 19, 2017

How Virtual Reality Is Transforming Dementia Care

Elder law requires attorneys to stay abreast of changes in the law, as well as changes in the care of elder patients.   Medical treatment and care for elderly patients may sometimes take a holi ...

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Jan 6, 2017

The Most Important Document For Estate Planning

Now that the holidays have come and gone, family members are often beginning conversations about their aging loved ones and how to protect assets with estate planning documents.    For the ...

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