If you need to receive government benefits to minimize the costs of long-term care, the importance of preplanning cannot be overstated. Working with an experienced elder law and estate planning lawyer can be the difference between living your later years in comfort while also retaining valuable assets to pass onto your loved ones and losing all of your valuable assets in exchange for government assistance.
At the Nawrocki Center for Elder Law, Special Needs & Disability Planning, PLLC, our Brighton, Michigan, attorneys have decades of experience handling Medicare, Medicaid, estate planning, and all aspects of long-term care planning and asset protection. We will work with you to create a comprehensive plan that protects your long-term interests while you receive the care you need. Contact us today to learn more.
What Is Estate Recovery?
Medicaid is a federally funded program administered by the 50 states. The federal government gives the money to the states, but the money comes with an obligation that states somehow recoup the money for these programs. In Michigan, the Department of Human Services is the entity that manages the distribution of Medicaid.
When someone who has been receiving Medicaid benefits has died, agents from the state of Michigan seek to claim all of the assets that will go through probate from that person's family. This is why Medicaid planning is so critical: If you do not create an estate plan that transfers assets properly, the government could come after you and claim significant portions of the estate.
We Can Help You Minimize Or Avoid Estate Recovery
As experienced elder law and estate planning attorneys, we can help you with a range of preparation options to allow you to receive the full complement of government long-term care benefits while setting up your assets to avoid probate.
We can help you create an estate plan that includes various trusts and deeds — including a Lady Bird deed — that can transfer your assets to your spouse and other loved ones in a way that will place these assets out of reach from the government's estate recovery attempts.
Although the process can be complicated, our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of all the options available to you. We also take a personalized, compassionate approach. At the Nawrocki Center for Elder Law, Special Needs & Disability Planning, PLLC, we are committed to helping you.
Schedule a consultation to discuss your long-term care planning options. Call 810-626-3277 (800-724-5989 toll free) or contact us online.