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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...

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..

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..

Ohio Appeals Court Rules on How Alimony Effects Available Income Calculation

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US January 12, 2022

How is available income for Medicaid-eligibility purposes calculated in Ohio when the applicant..

Malpractice Insurance Company Must Defend Attorney Despite Exclusion Clause

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US January 4, 2022

Malpractice. The single word can send shivers down the spine of every attorney. Most attorneys have..

Wife Liable for Nursing Home Expenses in Iowa Case

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US December 23, 2021

Dean and Patricia were married for more than 50 years. In early 2017, Dean entered a nursing home...

Does Transfer-on-Death Become Fraudulent Transfer?

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US December 9, 2021

A new case out of the Court of Appeals of Ohio analyzes whether the beneficiary of a..

Uber Sued by the Department of Justice

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US November 30, 2021

Ride-share companies, such as Uber, have boomed in recent years. Anyone needing a ride can simply..

Does Voluntary Payment of Past-due Nursing Home Charges Violate Federal Law?

By Jill Roamer, J.D., CIPP/US November 9, 2021

Federal law prohibits a nursing home from requiring that past-due expenses be paid as a condition..

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