Tag Archives: elder law

Attorneys confounded by ‘pooled trust’ controversy

Last year, some regional offices of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued letters stating that transfers into "pooled trusts" would require the imposition of a penalty period for Medicaid eligibility. According to elder law and personal injury attorneys, this change in policy will have serious consequences for their clients.

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Contracts advised for cohabitating seniors

Long Island elder law attorney Stephen J. Silverberg has a standard piece of advice for older clients considering marriage: “Don’t do it.” While Silverberg, a partner in the trust and estate practices group of Certilman Balin in East Meadow, N.Y., ...

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