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Will Medicaid Count Assets That Are in an LLC?

All of my father's assets are in a trust. If he transfers the assets from the trust to a limited liability company (LLC) and waits five years to apply for Medicaid, will Medicaid count the funds in the LLC as an available asset and require him to spend down the funds?

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Can a Medicaid Applicant Pay Off a Jointly Held Mortgage As a Spend Down?

I purchased a home with my father. We both live in the home and are both on the mortgage. Is my father allowed to pay off the mortgage as a way to spend down his assets to the point that he can qualify for Medicaid’s long-term care coverage?

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Nursing Home Care Costs Are Only Slightly Higher in 2016

The median cost of a private nursing home room in the United States has increased slightly to $92,378 a year, up 1.24 percent from 2015, according to Genworth's 2016 Cost of Care survey, which the insurer conducts annually.

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Is an Executor Required to Provide Beneficiaries with Financial Records?

What does the executor do with all the financial records of the deceased person after all his work is done? How long does he keep the records? Are the beneficiaries entitled to the financial records of the estate or is the executor in charge of them?

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How Can I Protect My Interest in the House I Am Buying with My Unmarried Partner?

My significant other and I, who are both in our sixties, are buying a home together and will be listed on the deed as tenants in common. I am making a substantial down payment, and we will share the monthly mortgage. How do I protect the money I am putting in upfront and get it back when we sell or if I should die? We both want the other to have the right to live in the home as long as the survivor wants. After selling the house, we want the proceeds to go to my children. How do we set up our wills to indicate our desire?

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Lack of a Will Could Mean Chaos for Prince's Estate

The famed recording artist Prince died leaving an unknown fortune and possibly no will or estate plan to dictate what to do with that fortune. You don't have to be worth millions to learn a lesson from Prince's apparent mistake. 

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Does My Mother's Agent Under a Medical Power of Attorney Have Any Responsibility to Me?

My mother is in a nursing home. Does the woman who is acting as an agent under my mother's medical power of attorney have any responsibility to my brother and me? She doesn't like us, and I am afraid she won't notify us if something happens to my mom. She has already told the nurses not to let me take my mom downstairs to get some fresh air, which is not a medical issue.

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Can Medicaid Make Me Pay for My Late Mother's Outstanding Nursing Home Bill?

My mother died in a nursing home in 2015 while receiving Medicaid.  Because she had gifted money in 2011, she had to wait out a penalty period before becoming eligible for Medicaid.  She owned nothing at her death.  I have an old will but I haven't shared it with anyone because I didn't think I had to due to her having nothing to pass on. The state contacted me with a bill for her nursing home care.  Can they make me pay the bill? We live in New Jersey.

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