Wife Liable for Husband’s Nursing Home Bill

A recent New York Supreme Court case, Wayne Health Care Demay Living Center v. Blair (N.Y. Sup. Court # 68514/2009, April 20, 2011), illustrates the pitfalls of do it yourself Medicaid and long term care planning. Mrs. Blair admitted her husband to a nursing home but apparently didn’t properly handle his Medicaid application. Because Mr. Blair […]

How Should I Protect My Home Against Nursing Home Costs?

  Unless you have long term care insurance, you or your family must fund your long term care privately until you qualify for Medicaid.  As further explained at FriedmanLaw’s elder law page, to qualify for Medicaid, your Medicaid countable income and resources must be reduced to modest program limits although our Medicaid plans usually can […]

Poorly Drafted Special Needs Trusts May Not Prove “Special”

Calling a trust special needs trust or supplemental needs trust doesn’t prevent it from disqualifying the trust beneficiary from government aid like SSI, Medicaid, and free group home placement.  So-called SNTs will prove disqualifying unless drafted and administered properly.  At a minimum, an SNT must not have any obligation to fund the beneficiary’s support or distribute […]

As this website provides general information and isn’t tailored to your particular situation, it doesn’t constitute legal advice and may not take into account rules and exceptions that affect you. Although updated from time to time, this website may not take account of recent legal developments or differences in laws from state to state. For safety sake, obtain individual legal advice before you act! You assume all risk of acting on information contained in this website. This website doesn’t constitute legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship exists unless FriedmanLaw and you execute a written engagement agreement. Please contact us at 908-704-1900 to discuss engaging FriedmanLaw to help resolve your legal concerns.
Homepage photo: Cows grazing at Meadowbrook Farm, Bernardsville, NJ by Siddharth Mallya. October 23, 2012.
Interior photo: Somerset hills pastoral scene by Lawrence Friedman.