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Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US

Can a Guardian Sue for Maintenance Against Ward’s Spouse?

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US August 5, 2022

As folks age, they oftentimes become unable to manage their affairs. A court can name someone to..

Arbitration Agreement Found Unconscionable

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US July 27, 2022

An arbitration agreement is a contract that states that the signors cannot sue each other in court...

Latest Update to ElderDocx

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US July 19, 2022

We work hard to keep ElderDocx® up-to-date with federal and state law changes, as well as overall..

Resource Must Be Excluded if Applicant is Making Reasonable Effort to Sell

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US July 7, 2022

Many states, in their state Medicaid rules, have an exception for counting an asset for..

Supreme Court Rules Medicaid Can Recoup Against Settlement Funds for Future Medical Payments

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US June 15, 2022

The Supreme Court of the United States issued a ruling last week that dictates that a state’s..

What is Needed for a Court-Ordered Transfer of Assets?

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US June 10, 2022

In Michigan, a court can issue an order for the transfer of assets from one spouse to another when..

Emotion Distress is Not a Viable Cause of Action for Victims of Discrimination

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US June 3, 2022

If an individual sues an entity for violations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Affordable..

Can Incompetency Clause in Revocable Trust Protect Assets from Medicaid Eligibility Consideration?

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US May 26, 2022

A trigger trust, in the Medicaid-trust world, is one in which access to trust funds is removed once..

A Lesson in What Not to Do: Attorney Sentenced in Elder Law Fraud Case

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US May 18, 2022

As attorneys, we are in a fiduciary role and must be honest and fair with our clients. Our clients..

Consent Judgment Must be Honored Even Though Medicaid Qualification May Have Been a Motivating Factor

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US May 13, 2022

A big part of elder law is helping clients get eligible for Medicaid since that government program..

Is Prior Occupancy Required to Have Home Excluded?

When qualifying for long-term Medicaid, there are asset and income restrictions. In many states,..

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