Entries by Kevin Albaum

What is Probate?

Probate is the legal process through which a deceased person’s debts are paid and assets are distributed to their heirs or designated beneficiaries via a court process.

Crafting an Estate Plan to Include Disabled Family Members

Without proper planning, leaving an inheritance (or making a gift) to a disabled family member can cause the disabled person to lose their means-based government benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) and/or Medicaid. SSI is a federal government program that pays monthly cash ($771.00 maximum per month in 2019) to blind or disabled adults and children.

Overview of Undue Influence Will Contests

The term “Undue Influence” is a legal cause of action that can be brought in court when it is believed that a deceased person’s Last Will and Testament (trust, deed, beneficiary designation, etc.) was the product of another person’s over-persuasion, duress, force, coercion… to such a degree that the person who signed the document did not use their own free will power in executing the document.

The Basics of Medicare

Medicare is government health insurance that is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”). As a general rule, anyone is who is sixty-five (65) years old and is either a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (who has lived in the United States at least 5 years) may receive Medicare health insurance coverage.

Supreme Court: Sports Betting is No Longer Prohibited Under Federal Law, it is Time for Each State to Decide for Themselves

By: Kevin R. Albaum, Esq. Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson, P.A. On May 14, 2018, the United States Supreme Court (USSC) struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (the “Act”) by ruling that the entire Act was unconstitutional. Since the Act was enacted in 1992, it implemented a federal ban on […]