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Since this account belongs to you and your wife, you just need to have the bank remove your mother-in-law as a signer.  If she is a co-owner, you need to close the account and transfer the funds ...Read more

Everyone has to pay their taxes, no matter your age.

It shouldn't be necessary to lose the family home to qualify your father for Medicaid benefits to help pay for his nursing home care.  In Florida, the homestead is a protected asset, even for Med ...Read more

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Will an unknown pension disqualify Dad from his Medicaid benefits?

Q: My dad has re-qualified for Medicaid this April. An unknown pension has surfaced that dad never knew he had. Now he will get 20 years of payments. Will this disqualify him from Medicaid or c ... Read more

Can father refuse medical treatment?

Q: Can my father, who is 95, in end stage renal failure but of sound mind, request that his pacemaker be deactivated. The cardiologist has refused. Can he be compelled? A: He can request, but I do ... Read more

Can I Sue A Nursing Home For Neglect And Deficient Care?

Answer: Yes. California law provides several types of claims that a patient - or surviving heirs if the patient has died - may bring. While many dedicated professionals work at residential care faci ... Read more

Spouse is ill. Lots of questions.

Q: My spouse has high med bills and has illness which will continue to worsen. He has no long term coverage. How do I avoid going broke paying his medical bills? How do you qualify for Medicaid? Wh ... Read more

Will step-father have to pay my mother's nursing home expenses?

Q: Hi. My mother will soon be going to a nursing home. Is my step father responsible for her nursing home expenses after her money? My mom has $75,000 in liquid assets. I own the home she and my st ... Read more

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