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Social Security Increase

Social Security Benefit Increase: Largest in Eight Years

The Social Security Administration has announced a 2.8 percent increase in benefits in 2019, the largest increase since 2012. Cost of living increases are tied to the consumer price index, and an upturn in inflation rates and gas prices means recipie… Read More
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Keep the Beat in Your Estate Plan

Rockin’ Your Estate Plan

Over the past weekend, I attended the REO Speedwagon and Chicago concert. At one point during REO’s performance, three of the band members (all guitar players) gathered near the front of the stage, playing some ongoing music but not a clearly ident… Read More
Medicare Advantage Changes

Medicare Advantage Plans to Offer Greater Benefits in 2019

On April 2, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded how it defines the “primarily health-related” benefits that insurers are allowed to include in their Medicare Advantage policies. As a result, when these plans roll out t… Read More
Categories: Elder Law, General News
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McCreary Law Office Expands to Include Elder Law and Special Needs Law

McCreary Law Office is excited to announce its enhancement of the firm’s ability to help families plan and protect their legacy and their personal and healthcare security. The firm has expanded its practice area to include Elder Law and Special Nee… Read More
May is Elder Law Month

May is Elder Law Month!

For over fifty years, May has been recognized as a month designated to honor more than just the seniors in high school or college, but also our senior citizens. First declared as Senior Citizens Month by President Kennedy in 1963 (later changed to Ol… Read More
Avoid the crack in the road with good planning

Don’t Let These Four Key Account Types Fall Through the Cracks: Name Your Beneficiaries

Your estate planning—that part naming whom you want to have things after you die—involves more than your will. You should also select whom you want to receive various accounts you have. These accounts can be given directly to those persons you na… Read More
Plan to Avoid a Mess

Are You Planning a Legacy or a Mess?

We probably don’t actually plan a mess. But without planning, often that is what we leave. A recent book by a Jacksonville author highlights this potential pitfall. The Florida Times Union this week featured an article about a new book by Jacks… Read More
Sharing Households and Things to Consider. McCreary Law Office, Jacksonville, FL.

Sharing Households: Considerations for Multi-Generational Families

Living together with family members is a great choice for many people. However, combined living arrangements can also lead to legal conflicts and unintended consequences. If you’re living in or are transitioning to a multi-generational home, he… Read More
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However you found this site, welcome. Perhaps you follow my site on Facebook or some other social media. Perhaps you’re searching the web for information about estate planning or wills or for insight behind something in the media these days. Perhap… Read More
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Attorney Jana McCreary

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Houston Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorney Jana R. McCreary has been an attorney for over seventeen years, a career move she made after working for over a decade with adults and children with intellectual disabilities and mental illness. Graduati… Read More

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