While it always is dangerous to sign any contract without first consulting a lawyer, it is especially risky to sign papers provided by a nursing home, assisted living facility, or other care center upon a loved one’s admission…more
Nursing homes may not require a child to guaranty a parent’s bill although some courts may enforce a so-called “voluntary” guaranty. Of course, in the stress filled admission of a parent to a care facility, a child may not…more
A recent ruling by New Jersey’s Superior Court Appellate Division could cause people who realize increases in income to lose Medicaid unexpectedly. Because the decision in S.J. v. Div. Medical Assistance (45-2-6607) has been…more
Recent New Jersey cases illustrate that poorly drawn Medicaid planning and estate planning gifts actuallly can harm divorced children at times. In New Jersey, New York, and other states, spouses’ rights to receive or pay…more
Pennsylvania (like many other states) has a filial responsibility law that generally requires children with means to support an indigent parent. While it may seem unfair, a Pennsylvania court recently enforced the law to hold a…more
Until fairly recently, most people in need of long term care have had few alternatives to entering a nursing home and wreaking havoc on family finances. Today, long term care can be obtained in various settings and elder law…more
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