Due to 2009 Doherty Case, Irrevocable Medicaid Trusts Should Be Immediately Reviewed

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/.

Durable Powers of Attorney Executed Before July 1, 2009 May Be Invalid

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  The prior law was repealed, and durable powers of attorney executed under prior law appear to no longer be in effect.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/.

Alerts for Clients of Brian E. Barreira

This blog is meant to keep the clients of Brian E. Barreira updated on major changes in law that could affect their estate plans.  Please sign up for automatic email updates.

For more detailed information, many posts will contain links to my other blog at ElderLawBlog.info.

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