Rebecca A. Hobbs, PottstownMercury

Rebecca A. Hobbs

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Recent:
  • PottstownMercury
Past:
  • The Reporter
  • The Times Herald
  • Daily Local News

Recent articles by Rebecca:

Legal Ease: Why everyone needs an estate plan

Most people fail to create an estate plan because they mistakenly believe that their personal situation doesn’t require them to plan. For example, an unmarried individual with no children may think… → Read More

Legal Ease: New tax proposals and your estate plan

A number of tax proposals being considered in Congress could significantly affect gifting and estate plans for those with larger estates. If your gross estate is over $3.5 million, you → Read More

Legal Ease: New tax proposals and your estate plan

A number of tax proposals being considered in Congress could significantly affect gifting and estate plans for those with larger estates. If your gross estate is over $3.5 million, you → Read More

Legal Ease: What is a guardianship?

Guardianship is a legal action where the court deems an adult an incapacitated person and appoints someone, the guardian, to make decisions about the care and finances of the individual. → Read More

Legal Ease: What is a guardianship?

Guardianship is a legal action where the court deems an adult an incapacitated person and appoints someone, the guardian, to make decisions about the care and finances of the individual. → Read More

Legal Ease: Medicaid and the Caregiver Child exemption

A common misconception is that you must sell your house to qualify for Medicaid or that the nursing home will take your house. Although you generally do not need to → Read More

Legal Ease: What is a Medicaid annuity?

With the cost of skilling nursing care in Pennsylvania averaging almost $11,000 per month, most families are forced to rely on Medicaid to assist with the payment of care. To → Read More

Legal Ease: What is a Medicaid annuity?

With the cost of skilling nursing care in Pennsylvania averaging almost $11,000 per month, most families are forced to rely on Medicaid to assist with the payment of care. To → Read More

Legal Ease: What you need to know before you sign a nursing home agreement

Making the decision to admit a loved one into a nursing home can be a very stressful and confusing process. Not only must you handle the details involved in the → Read More

Legal Ease: What you need to know before you sign a nursing home agreement

Making the decision to admit a loved one into a nursing home can be a very stressful and confusing process. Not only must you handle the details involved in the → Read More

Legal Ease: The dangers of downloading a POA form

A General Durable Power of Attorney (POA) is an extremely important estate planning document. This document allows a competent adult to appoint an agent to act in their place with → Read More

Legal Ease: The dangers of downloading a POA form

A General Durable Power of Attorney (POA) is an extremely important estate planning document. This document allows a competent adult to appoint an agent to act in their place with → Read More

Legal Ease: Limits to a will

A Last Will and Testament is the most known estate planning document. However, a will is just one part of an estate plan. A will is a legally binding written → Read More

Legal Ease: Limits to a will

A Last Will and Testament is the most known estate planning document. However, a will is just one part of an estate plan. A will is a legally binding written → Read More

Legal Ease: Prepayment of funeral expenses

Death is a difficult topic for many to discuss and plan for. Preparing for one’s death through the form of prepaid funeral arrangements can be beneficial. After an individual’s death, → Read More

Legal Ease: Prepayment of funeral expenses

Death is a difficult topic for many to discuss and plan for. Preparing for one’s death through the form of prepaid funeral arrangements can be beneficial. After an individual’s death, → Read More

Legal Ease: Medicaid Estate recovery

To be eligible for Medicaid coverage for long-term skilled nursing care, you must meet very strict financial eligibility rules. The eligibility rules can be difficult to navigate. One of the → Read More

Legal Ease: Medicaid Estate recovery

To be eligible for Medicaid coverage for long-term skilled nursing care, you must meet very strict financial eligibility rules. The eligibility rules can be difficult to navigate. One of the → Read More

Legal Ease: ABLE Accounts

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was passed in December 2014. On April 18, 2016, Pennsylvania enacted its own legislation on ABLE accounts and in 2017 the Pennsylvania → Read More

Legal Ease: ABLE Accounts

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was passed in December 2014. On April 18, 2016, Pennsylvania enacted its own legislation on ABLE accounts and in 2017 the Pennsylvania → Read More