I have a revocable living trust. Does that protect my ssets from a nursing home spend down?

No.  That is a very common misconception.  There are many reasons to have a living (revocable trusts) trust.  However, asset protection planning and nursinghome protection are not reasons to have a revocable trust.  Under federal mediciad law and under most states laws, your revocable trust is considered your asset and must be spent before you qualify for long term care in a nursing home.  Liewise, becuase your trust is your asset it can also be reached by your creditors if you get sued.

The solution?  Get a free elder law consultation from a lawyer that practices regularly in this area and develop the strategies that are customized to you.  These techniques include but are not limited to irrevocable trusts, care agreements, and more.

David M. Frees III
610-933-8069

David's firm ( Unruh, Turner, Burke and Frees ) has lawyers practicing in the many areas related to elder law and David and his attorneys have been representing elderly clients at all levels of influence and assets for over 24 years.  Call David to get exactly the right representation for your situation.  Our policy is to find you the best representation for your particular facts and to refer you to another lawyer or firm if we cannot offer you representation matched to your needs.
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David M. Frees, III
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