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Alaska Medicaid Planning and Eligibility

Applying for Medicaid eligibility in Alaska is a complex process with rules that change frequently. At the law office of Constance Aschenbrenner, we help our clients collect the right documentation and structure their financial resources in accordance with Alaska law. This gives them the best possible chance of being accepted into the Medicaid program, while protecting their home and other assets. 

Alaska Estate Planning Fundamentals

One of the best ways to protect your family is to create a comprehensive estate plan. At the Law Office of Constance A. Aschenbrenner, we have experienced legal advisors who can develop a plan that meets your individual needs. Our expert estate planners will walk you through each financial decision, resulting in a customized estate plan personally developed for you and your family.

Alaska Probate & Estate Administration

When a family member or loved one dies, his or her estate often goes through probate. This is a court-managed process, unfamiliar to most, where assets of the estate are distributed. How an estate moves through probate depends on the complexity of the estate, state and local laws, and the schedule of the probate court. Hiring an experienced Alaska estate administrator can make this process less difficult and painful.

Alaska Estate Planning Expert

With more than two decades of practicing law in Alaska, and over ten years in the Alaska estate planning and elder law area, The Law Office of Constance A. Aschenbrenner is ready to guide you through some of the most important decisions your family will ever make.

When planning for your family’s future, you need a lawyer who knows Alaska law, and can weave your wishes and needs into a solid estate plan.

Experience and Expertise Matter

As we grow older, we face complex issues that can have a huge impact on our medical care, finances, and living arrangements. An estate planning lawyer can provide comprehensive legal services to help clients with decisions that directly affect their quality of life and the security of their future.

Planning Brings Peace of Mind

The expert guidance of an experienced Alaska elder law attorney can give you some peace of mind. It’s also important that your estate planning lawyer provide sound legal advice in a sensitive and compassionate manner. We’ll take things step-by-step and explain your options clearly, so you can make the best decisions for your family.

Alaska Elder Law is Our Passion

Not only are we committed to providing comprehensive legal advice, we also take a special interest in ensuring that people in and around the Anchorage community are aware of all the issues facing aging adults. Sign up today for one of our free estate planning workshops.

Connie Aschenbrenner Estate Planning Attorney Lawyer Anchorage Alaska

The Law Office of Constance A. Aschenbrenner is committed to:

Providing honest and compassionate legal advice for your family.

Answering your questions and concerns about Alaska law and explaining what it means for your family.

Providing each individual client the attention and focus needed to feel understood, with integrity intact.

Creating a plan that meets your needs, no matter the size of your estate. Everybody needs a plan!

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Would you like to learn more about how you can protect your assets? Sign up for one of our free monthly workshops entitled, “The Seven Threats to Your Estate.” We offer this class several times throughout the month, virtually and in person. Questions? Contact the Law Office of Constance Aschenbrenner to learn more about Alaska wills and trusts.

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From our office located in Anchorage, AK, we are committed to providing the kind of service usually found in larger firms. We can assist your family with estate planning, guardianship, long term care, end of life and more. If you aren’t sure if you need an attorney, contact our office to schedule a free consultation with one of our estate planning experts. 

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Education is essential as you begin your estate planning, and reading our blogs is a great place to start. Each article is written with the intent of providing a better understanding of a particular aspect of estate planning and elder law. Reading through the blogs will also help you develop a list of questions regarding Alaska wills and trusts. 

Trust Funding

I have been thinking about the estate plan that you created. It includes a revocable living trust. Most of time revocable living trusts are created to avoid probate and plan for disability. We talked about your beneficiaries during your planning sessions and decided...

What’s Not to Like About an I Love You Will? Plenty.

An “I Love You Will” is a last will and testament in which the testator—the person who makes the will—leaves everything to his or her spouse. If you have thought about making a will in the past, you likely considered this approach. Perhaps you have already created...

If You’re Thinking About Downsizing Your Home in Retirement, Avoid These Common Mistakes

Perhaps you have considered selling your current home, buying a smaller one, and using the difference to help fund your retirement. A recent article on Investopedia.com explores this approach and details the mistakes you must avoid. Here are some of the highlights....

Estate planning awareness month. October is the month to plan.

We are well into October. In Alaska, we know what that means: cleaning up the yard, putting the outside lights up, changing our tires to studs, making sure there is an ice scraper and emergency supplies in the car, and maybe planning a warm vacation to break up the...

Tips for a Successful Family Business Succession

Fewer than one-third of family businesses survive into the second generation, while only 13 percent make it to the third generation. Here are some tips to beat the odds and help your business live on for generations to come. The sooner you start the planning process...

The Risks of Giving Adult Children an “Advance” on Their Inheritance

There are many reasons you might consider giving your adult children a portion of their inheritance now, while you’re alive and well. Maybe you’ve seen your nest egg grow thanks to a robust stock market, and you have more in savings than you thought you would at this...

Why Do People “Put Off” Estate Planning?

The statistics are rather alarming. In 2005, 50 percent of Americans had a will; today, only 32 percent of us have one. Meanwhile, only one in three Americans over the age of 55 has a durable power of attorney, and a mere 41 percent of this same demographic has...

Estate Planning Basics: An Introduction to Trusts

Perhaps you have heard about trusts but wonder exactly what they are and what they can help you accomplish. Simply put, a trust is an agreement outlining how assets will be managed and held for the benefit of another person. There are many types of trusts, capable of...

A Look at America’s Most Popular Pension Plan: Social Security

Approximately 50% of elderly Americans receive at least half of their income from Social Security. Let’s take a look at this important program and some of the changes we will see this year. Eligibility. Eligibility for Social Security is based on the number of credits...

Do You Need a Trust?

One of the first questions many clients ask is whether they need a trust. It's a great question, but it leads to another: What do you want your plan to accomplish? Let's begin with a brief discussion of what trusts are and how they work. Then we'll explore their...

Imagine the excitement you’ll have when you finalize your estate plan. You’ll experience calm, peace of mind, and relief knowing you finally have a solid plan in place.

Law Office of Constance A. Aschenbrenner

907-334-9200
205 E. Benson Blvd., Suite 121-D Anchorage, Alaska

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