Legal Question in Elder Law in Iowa

Can my mother transfer title (to pay off the remainder of her mortgage) of her house to me before she goes into a nursing home when she still has a mortgage?

Asked on 4/30/12, 3:46 pm

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Robert Luedeman solo practitioner
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She can, but if you're trying to divest assets ahead of Medicaid, there's a five year lookback period. so unless she's going to stay out of the nursing home for five years, it won't work.

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Answered on 5/01/12, 6:08 am

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