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Asked on: 4/10/12, 10:42 am

My mother, 75, has been advised that she should have my name removed from her checking account. Is this correct? If so, why?

Also, she was told that if she had to move into a nursing, since her house is in her name the nursing home could not take it from her. Is this true? Should the house be in my name?

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Answered on: 4/10/12, 11:02 am by Sanford M. Martin

Advice in such situations requires more information. Much depends on the legal

capacity of your mother, whether she has executed a DPOA, whether she is

interested in medicaid benefits, what her preferences are regarding estate

beneficiaries, etc. No simple answer fits all situations.


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Answered on: 4/10/12, 11:23 am by David Slater

You should be dealing with an Elder Care attorney. There are Medicaid and tax implications involved. Call me if you need a referral.


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