New guardianship and conservatorship laws took effect on July 1, 2009. Even previous guardianships and conservatorships were affected by the new law. Strict financial planning deadlines must be followed, and a court order is now needed before making a nursing home placement.
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Posted by Brian E. Barreira on October 12, 2010
Due to the recent Doherty case in the Massachusetts Appeals Court, all irrevocable trusts done for Medicaid planning purposes should be reviewed to determine whether the person who established it could be seen as having too much control over the trust.
For more detailed information, see http://elderlawblog.info/2010/09/25/doherty-case-should-cause-some-concern-about-irrevocable-medicaid-trusts-in-massachusetts/.
Posted by Brian E. Barreira on September 28, 2010
Durable power of attorney laws changed on July 1, 2009. The prior law was repealed, and durable powers of attorney executed under prior law appear to no longer be in effect. New documents should be executed.
For more detailed information, see http://elderlawblog.info/2010/09/03/is-your-massachusetts-durable-power-of-attorney-still-valid/.
Posted by Brian E. Barreira on September 5, 2010
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Posted by Brian E. Barreira on September 3, 2010