Lawyers.com > Discuss Your Legal Issue > Ask a Lawyer > Elder Law > Needing to find out how to go about changing titles, assets out of my mother's name into mine & also what is the time frame needed to get paperwork do

Needing to find out how to go about changing titles, assets out of my mother's name into mine & also what is the time frame needed to get paperwork do

1 Answers. Asked on Jan 07th, 2017 on Elder Law - New Jersey
More details to this question:
Is there a timeframe in CA to get this done before she goes into full-time care as far as Medicare, medical?
Answers Showing 1 out of 1
Answered on Jan 08th, 2017 at 5:54 AM

You need to consult with an Elder Law attorney.  I'm in New Jersey and don't know California law.  However, most states has rules that prevent you from transferring a person's assets out of their name, and then asking for assistance with medical costs.  In New Jersey there is a five year look back rule - anything transferred within five years of applying for Medicaid can make the applicant ineligible to receive benefits - in other words there is a penalty.  You are going to want to proceed with caution. 

Report Abuse
Elder Law
As adults age, they often lose some mental acuity while also facing more physical limitations. These health conditions put senior citizens at greater risk of exploitation and abuse. At the same time, the elderly need to think about their long-term medical and financial needs, and make estate plans to ensure their legacy after they pass away. An elder law attorney can work with seniors and their families to address issues such as advanced directives, powers of attorney, living wills and last wills and testaments. Elder law lawyers can also help families intervene if a guardianship or conservatorship is necessary. And personal injury law firms with experience in elder issues can help victims of elder abuse and nursing abuse take civil and criminal legal actions against their abusers.
Have an Elder Law Question?
It’s Free & Easy.
Ask a Lawyer
Top Contributing Lawyers
Mark Tischhauser, Esq.

Attorney - Florida

363 Answers, 21 Legal Topics

Patrick Johnson

Attorney - Tennessee

241 Answers, 43 Legal Topics

Michael D. Siegel

Attorney - New York

216 Answers, 27 Legal Topics

Ms. Maryellen Sullivan, Esq.

Attorney - Maine

158 Answers, 5 Legal Topics

Michael E. Fiffik

Attorney - Pennsylvania

132 Answers, 21 Legal Topics

Lori Nevias

Attorney - New York

128 Answers, 37 Legal Topics

Kirk J. Angel

Attorney - North Carolina

81 Answers, 4 Legal Topics

Elder Law Local Law Firms  
In United States change location
×
Please select state Update
Do It Yourself Legal Forms
Go

Popular Forums