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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..

Member Success Story: Jonathan Rouse

By ElderCounsel June 1, 2022

As a partner at Rouse & Rouse Attorneys, PLLC, Jonathan Rouse is a well-versed attorney dedicated..

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,..

National Elder Law Month Contest - May 2022

By ElderCounsel May 2, 2022

May is National Elder Law Month and was created by NAELA to acknowledge the profession which..

Can a Client Create a Silent Trust?

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US April 28, 2022

A silent trust is one where the beneficiaries are not aware of its existence. Why would a Grantor..

Including Special Needs Trust Planning in Your Client’s Revocable Living Trust

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US April 22, 2022

If you practice in estate planning or elder law, you likely have heard of special needs planning...

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