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The firm of Britton G. Swank, P.A. is dedicated to guiding you in the right direction to help you provide for yourself and your loved ones no matter what the future holds. Browse through our articles related to various Elder Law topics.

What is a Trust?

What is a Trust?

Have you heard of a trust? Trusts can be useful tools in many estate plans, even the plans for people with moderate wealth, but their value can often be misunderstood. Trusts can prevent probate, which can be costly and time consuming, and some trusts can protect...

The Estate Planning Benefits of a 529 Plan

The Estate Planning Benefits of a 529 Plan

A 529 plan is typically viewed as a college savings plan. Did you know, however, that it can really be much more than that? Named after Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, 529 plans are primarily used as a savings vehicle that allows an investment to grow but...

Medicare is Not Medicaid

Medicare is Not Medicaid

Do you get confused by Medicare versus Medicaid? While similar in name, these two programs have some very important differences. Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with...

Planning for Long-Term Care Is Positive Self-Care

Planning for Long-Term Care Is Positive Self-Care

Have you heard that September is National Self-Care Awareness Month? The month is intended to act as a reminder that self-care can be essential and should be practiced every day. Taking some time each day to care for yourself can have enormous benefits. Daily...

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