North Carolina Medicaid Changes

Posted on: October 9th, 2015
Lawmakers recently reached compromises in a few key areas and ultimately agreed to privatize North Carolina’s Medicaid program. ...

3 Problems With Life Estate Title of Real Property

Posted on: September 2nd, 2014
Real estate laws in North Carolina allow property owners to create and convey remainder interests in real property, while retaining lifetime rights to the property (a life estate). ...

Long-Term Care Insurance Industry Shakeout

Posted on: March 13th, 2012
Those considering long-term care insurance should be aware of recent several changes in the long-term care insurance industry. Guardian stopped offering the insurance as of December 31, 2011, ...

Execution of Promissory Notes and Deeds of Trust is Transfer for Medicaid Purposes

Posted on: August 10th, 2011
From today’s NEALA eBulletin: Leola Joyner had been a Medicaid recipient since November 2005. She executed two promissory notes on March 1, 2006, secured by correlating deeds of trust in favor of her son. ...

Beware of “Medicaid Friendly” Annuities versus “Medicaid Compliant” Annuities

Posted on: September 27th, 2010
I have had a few clients who have been sold “Medicaid Friendly” Annuities. In at least one case, the annuity salesman sold the client a “Medicaid Friendly” annuity in the local senior center....

What is Medicaid Planning?

Posted on: August 5th, 2010
This post is by elder law attorney Kristin L. Burrows, who recently joined my firm. Look for more entries from her in the future, focusing on elder law....
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