If you spend time living in a nursing home, the Medicaid agency that assists in paying for your stay will look for a way to recover the costs of your nursing home stay. When you die the agency has the option to recover the proceeds from your estate, the process is known as estate recovery. Join us to learn about the MassHealth estate recovery process … Continue reading Estate Recovery
What happens if you pass away without executing a will? Who will inherit from you? What if you don’t have any kids or a spouse? The process of probating an estate without a will is known as Intestacy. Join us to learn about the process that occurs when an individual dies without a will. We will be joined by our guest speaker Attorney Paula Nedder … Continue reading Intestacy: What Happens If You Die Without a Will in Massachusetts?
Can your family members contest the validity of your estate plan based on your capacity at the time the documents were signed? How is your capacity determined, and how can undue influence contribute to the invalidity of your wills and trusts? What options do you have to protect your wills and trusts from future contests? Join us to learn about some of the reasons why … Continue reading Contesting Wills and Trusts
Many seniors do not think about the necessity for their wishes for end-of-life care to be put on paper. That is where Medical Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (MOLST) and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) forms come into play, to articulate your wishes when you no longer are able to. Death With Dignity Laws are in place in certain states to give people suffering from a … Continue reading What Medical Documents Do You Need for End-of-Life Care?
Must both spouses always cooperate when there is a MassHealth Application for one of them? Join us to learn about when an individual may refuse to cooperate on their spouse’s MassHealth application, and whether that is a good idea. We will be joined by our guest speaker Attorney Jamie Knudson from Knudsen Burbridge, PC. in Wakefield, Massachusetts. In this webinar we will be covering: Is … Continue reading Can a Spouse Refuse to Cooperate in the MassHealth Application Process?
Why should I consider establishing a Life Estate? Does a Life Estate offer any disadvantages? Join us to learn about the benefits and disadvantages that life estates offer. We will be joined by our guest speaker Attorney Eric Correira from Correira Law of Swansea, MA. In this webinar we will be covering:– What is a life estate?– What protections do life estates offer me? The … Continue reading Life Estates
The MassHealth application is an intimidating document that takes into consideration many aspects of the applicants situation. It can be a daunting task to fill out and submit the application without a thorough understanding of what MassHealth is looking for from the applicant. Join us for some insight into how the MassHealth application should be approached for an unmarried individual. We will be joined by … Continue reading Walking Through the Long-Term Care MassHealth Application for an Unmarried Person
There are dozens of different kinds of trusts that can be made to protect and preserve your assets for future generations, but with so many types of trusts it can be difficult to figure out which kind is the best fit for you. Join us to learn about common types of trusts and the benefits and disadvantages they offer. We will be joined by our … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of Common Types of Trusts: 30 Trusts in 30 Minutes
MassHealth lawyers have made arguments in the past that if you place your home in an irrevocable trust but still reside in your home then the asset is countable when it comes to MassHealth qualification. They have also concocted ways that trusts could be abused so that the elderly person can “have their cake and eat it too.” The Supreme Judicial Court decisions in the … Continue reading The Treatment of Irrevocable Trusts in Massachusetts by MassHealth After the Daley and Fournier Decisions
Over the past few months you have probably heard of the #FreeBritney movement. The public scrutiny of the court proceedings regarding Britney’s conservatorship has brought to light some of the questionable actions taken by Jamie Spears, Britney’s father, as well as Britney’s own attorney and the judge presiding over her case. Join us for a discussion about what the Britney Spears conservatorship would look like … Continue reading What Would The Britney Spears Conservatorship Look Like Under Massachusetts Law?