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Retirement & Estate Planning

Dennis Toman and his team at The Elderlaw Firm focus on helping Pre-retirees, Seniors, and their families plan and protect their future. With your “ducks in a row” you can be ready for the second half of life.

Guiding, caring and protecting reflect family values that Dennis has lived from early childhood. Born on the plains of North Dakota, he was the oldest grandchild on one side of the family, and one of the youngest on the other. With all four grandparents, plenty of uncles and aunts, plus lots of cousins of all ages and two younger siblings, Dennis understood the love and laughter and closeness that family means. With all of his grandparents farmers, Dennis learned quickly what hard work, being frugal and planning ahead for hard times meant.

As an Elder Care and Estate Planning attorney today, Dennis continues those values, and seeks to serve clients who need trusted guidance through uncertain times.Dennis founded The Elderlaw Firm with a mission of planning and protecting for local families, to be better prepared for elder care and other legal issues for the second half of life.

Dennis has been blessed by his wonderful wife Lynne, and two sons. Dennis and Lynne met in 7th grade, but didn’t date until after high school. That’s because while Dennis has always been smart, he hasn’t always been very observant! Fortunately he came around and they married before moving to North Carolina for law school. Dennis and Lynne have two sons now grown and away from home (and married). Now their family includes their latest dogs:Bella and Bentley, who are therapy dogs and often help greet clients at the law firm.

ESTATE PLANNING

  • Wills & Living Trusts
  • Avoid Probate
  • Protect Your Child’s Inheritance
  • IRA Beneficiaries

LONG-TERM CARE

  • Alzheimer’s Planning
  • Caregiver Spouse
  • Preserve Assets
  • Medicaid & VA Benefits

EXECUTORS & TRUSTEES

  • Trustworthy Guidance
  • Save Time
  • Avoid Pitfalls

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Articles

Don’t Fall for Cheap Estate Planning

June 8th, 2021|Elder Law, Estate Planning|

Don’t fall for a cheap estate planning process and don’t do your own planning. If you do, you may end up making serious errors. You should not sacrifice great planning for a supposed money-saving deal which likely won’t work and will cost you or your heirs thousands. [...]

Is Your Estate Plan Useless?

March 16th, 2021|Elder Law, Estate Planning|

Want to know what’s useless? An estate plan that doesn’t work. Useless estate plans become a problem after it’s too late. The person who left the mess dies or loses capacity, and they never know the anguish and problems they caused. But their family has to pick up the pieces. [...]

Better To Learn From “Others’ Mistakes”

January 22nd, 2021|Elder Law, Estate Planning|

When it comes to estate planning, avoid making mistakes others have made. With wise advice you won’t have to learn from your own mistakes or force your family to regret your mistakes for years to come. Get your estate planning advice from an experienced lawyer who specializes in senior estate planning. [...]

Peace of Mind In a Season of Change

November 9th, 2020|Elder Law, Estate Planning|

When you think about it, what’s on your list of “tolerations?” I was asked that not too long ago with a business coaching group and found it helpful. So, I’m asking you! Tolerations are those things (big or small) that are not quite right in our own life, [...]

COVID-19 – Protecting Your Assets

July 30th, 2020|Elder Law, Estate Planning|

Truly, we’re living in historic times. History long will remember when the businesses closed, the roads cleared, health care workers became heroes and parents gained new appreciation for teachers. We will all remember this time when grandparents could not hug their grandchildren, and the rising toll of COVID-19. [...]

Why You Shouldn’t Walk into the Medicaid Office Alone

April 8th, 2020|Elder Law, Insurance|

Maybe someone you love is not in good health. Perhaps that’s your spouse, or your parent, or another loved one. If they will need nursing home care, beware of the dangers of filing a Medicaid application yourself without any idea of how the Medicaid rules work. I’ve written before about how Medicaid’s hidden pitfalls [...]

How to Cope & Live with Alzheimer’s

December 16th, 2019|Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, Elder Law|

In 2020, millions of people will receive the shattering news of an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis. Every week I share critical information and guide people through the aging process, and Alzheimer’s disease is something that comes up frequently for families. While this is never something you want to experience, [...]

Leaving an Inheritance… It’s More Than Just Money

September 5th, 2019|Elder Law, Estate Planning|

When it comes to leaving an inheritance to loved ones, many boomers and seniors automatically think of leaving cash, real estate, business interests, and life insurance proceeds to family. But for those who find themselves devastated after the loss of a loved one, often intangible assets carry the most value [...]

5 Tips to Get Your Legal Affairs in Order

June 12th, 2019|Elder Law, Estate Planning|

Death or incapacity can creep up on anyone. If you’re not prepared, your family could bear a heavier burden when handling your estate and financial affairs. Here are five tips to help everyone lighten the load. Make an estate plan. One of the most important things you can do to [...]

VA Pension Rules – Big Changes for Veterans

March 20th, 2019|Elder Law, Estate Planning|

Veterans Pension, also called Aid and Attendance, is an often-overlooked benefit for veterans. Its purpose is to provide a minimal standard of living for those who served our country during a wartime period. The veteran didn’t need to go overseas or be in combat; he or she only needs [...]

The New Tax Law

January 14th, 2019|Elder Law, Estate Planning|

Time to review your estate plan - Under the new tax law, very few estates will pay federal estate tax. But that doesn’t mean you should cross estate planning off your to-do list. Even though you probably won’t need to worry about estate taxes, you still need to understand [...]

Events

Jul
21
Wed
2021
The Elderlaw Firm – Senior Care Roundtable
Jul 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Senior Care Roundtable – Via Zoom

3rd Wednesdays of the Month at 11:30am – 12:00pm

Join The Elderlaw Firm for a monthly senior industry professional roundtable. Each month you will hear from Dennis Toman, Estate Law Attorney along with a Guest Speaker. This is an opportunity for open discussion among other industry professionals, ask questions on Medicaid or Estate Planning!

Please contact Cynthia Styers, cynthia@elderlawfirm.com to receive the zoom link to attend a meeting.

Register for an upcoming seminar: https://www.elderlawfirm.com/register-for-an-elderlaw-seminar/

Aug
18
Wed
2021
The Elderlaw Firm – Senior Care Roundtable
Aug 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Senior Care Roundtable – Via Zoom

3rd Wednesdays of the Month at 11:30am – 12:00pm

Join The Elderlaw Firm for a monthly senior industry professional roundtable. Each month you will hear from Dennis Toman, Estate Law Attorney along with a Guest Speaker. This is an opportunity for open discussion among other industry professionals, ask questions on Medicaid or Estate Planning!

Please contact Cynthia Styers, cynthia@elderlawfirm.com to receive the zoom link to attend a meeting.

Register for an upcoming seminar: https://www.elderlawfirm.com/register-for-an-elderlaw-seminar/

Sep
15
Wed
2021
The Elderlaw Firm – Senior Care Roundtable
Sep 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Senior Care Roundtable – Via Zoom

3rd Wednesdays of the Month at 11:30am – 12:00pm

Join The Elderlaw Firm for a monthly senior industry professional roundtable. Each month you will hear from Dennis Toman, Estate Law Attorney along with a Guest Speaker. This is an opportunity for open discussion among other industry professionals, ask questions on Medicaid or Estate Planning!

Please contact Cynthia Styers, cynthia@elderlawfirm.com to receive the zoom link to attend a meeting.

Register for an upcoming seminar: https://www.elderlawfirm.com/register-for-an-elderlaw-seminar/

Oct
20
Wed
2021
The Elderlaw Firm – Senior Care Roundtable
Oct 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Senior Care Roundtable – Via Zoom

3rd Wednesdays of the Month at 11:30am – 12:00pm

Join The Elderlaw Firm for a monthly senior industry professional roundtable. Each month you will hear from Dennis Toman, Estate Law Attorney along with a Guest Speaker. This is an opportunity for open discussion among other industry professionals, ask questions on Medicaid or Estate Planning!

Please contact Cynthia Styers, cynthia@elderlawfirm.com to receive the zoom link to attend a meeting.

Register for an upcoming seminar: https://www.elderlawfirm.com/register-for-an-elderlaw-seminar/

Nov
17
Wed
2021
The Elderlaw Firm – Senior Care Roundtable
Nov 17 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Senior Care Roundtable – Via Zoom

3rd Wednesdays of the Month at 11:30am – 12:00pm

Join The Elderlaw Firm for a monthly senior industry professional roundtable. Each month you will hear from Dennis Toman, Estate Law Attorney along with a Guest Speaker. This is an opportunity for open discussion among other industry professionals, ask questions on Medicaid or Estate Planning!

Please contact Cynthia Styers, cynthia@elderlawfirm.com to receive the zoom link to attend a meeting.

Register for an upcoming seminar: https://www.elderlawfirm.com/register-for-an-elderlaw-seminar/

Dec
15
Wed
2021
The Elderlaw Firm – Senior Care Roundtable
Dec 15 @ 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Senior Care Roundtable – Via Zoom

3rd Wednesdays of the Month at 11:30am – 12:00pm

Join The Elderlaw Firm for a monthly senior industry professional roundtable. Each month you will hear from Dennis Toman, Estate Law Attorney along with a Guest Speaker. This is an opportunity for open discussion among other industry professionals, ask questions on Medicaid or Estate Planning!

Please contact Cynthia Styers, cynthia@elderlawfirm.com to receive the zoom link to attend a meeting.

Register for an upcoming seminar: https://www.elderlawfirm.com/register-for-an-elderlaw-seminar/