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Since I wrote about the issue of same sex partnerships and Medicaid 4 years ago in this blog (February 1, 2010), much has happened in the area of same sex marriage.  Last fall, the United States Supreme Court struck down a 1996 federal law, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

Last week we were discussing George’s dad and step-mother.  Dad married Rita 5 years ago and now she needs nursing home care.  Are Dad’s assets protected or must he spend them down towards Rita’s care? Even though Rita came to the marriage with few assets and they’ve been together only a

Last week we were discussing Joe’s problem.  His brother Jim had been using Dad’s account to buy and sell Jim’s investments, presumably because having Dad pay the tax instead of Jim was more beneficial.  However, what happens when Dad applies for Medicaid? Medicaid will definitely question the $500,000 in assets transferred