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Elder Law: The Ipug Trust for Asset Protection

A valuable tool in the Elder Law attorney's toolbox is the asset protection trust, aka, the Ipug Trust. In different states, these types of trust are given different names- ours is called the Ipug Trust. It is a legally acceptable Medicaid complaint trust that can be used to hold assets and allow eligibility for Medicaid or Veteran's Benefits.

Elder Law: Medicare and Medicaid, Generally

Basic facts regarding Medicare and Medicaid. Who is eligible? How do I qualify? 

Elder Law: Medicare Advanced Planning

On October 30, 2015, Medicare announced it will pay doctors to help patients plan the type of care they want at the end of life. Studies show that most Americans want to die at home versus in a hospital. The sad reality is too few people make these wishes known to loved ones and doctors.

Elder Law: What Is Elder Law?

Elder Law attorneys advocate for the elderly and their loved ones. They handle a wide range of legal matters affecting older or disabled persons by using traditional estate planning tools, and assisting with resolving issues dealing with healthcare, long term care, guardianship, retirement, Medicare/Medicaid.

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Brian T. Treacy, LLC


The Elder Law & Estate Planning Center (located in Bluffton , South Carolina) is a full service South Carolina Estate Planning Law Firm. Elder Law & Estate Planning focuses on fundamental estate planning, Elder Law, Veterans benefits, wills & trust planning, powers of attorney, Medicaid application & qualification, long-term care planning, probate & estate administration, Medicaid crisis planning, special needs & disability planning, Aid & Attendance qualification, charitable planning, estate tax planning, and asset protection. Elder Law & Estate Planning services families and individuals throughout Bluffton, Beaufort, Hilton Head, and Hardeeville, SC 

Brian T. Treacy,

Owner, Attorney

Rebekah N. Freeman,

Associate Attorney