FAQ

Medicaid Trusts

IS THE TRUST REVOCABLE OR IRREVOCABLE?
CAN I SERVE AS TRUSTEE OF MY TRUST AND RETAIN CONTROL?
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY ASSETS ONCE THEY’RE IN THE TRUST?
DO I RETAIN TRUST INCOME?
WILL MY TRUST AVOID INCOME TAXES?
WHAT IF I WANT TO GET MONEY OUT OF THE TRUST?
WHO CAN BE A BENEFICIARY OF THE TRUST?
HOW MUCH ONGOING EXPENSE WILL I HAVE WITH THE TRUST?
IS MY TRUST A LOOPHOLE THAT THE GOVERNMENT WILL CLOSE?
WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES?

Power of Attorney

WHAT IS A POWER OF ATTORNEY?
WHO CAN SIGN A POWER OF ATTORNEY?
DO I NEED A POWER OF ATTORNEY?
WHO CAN I APPOINT TO BE MY AGENT?
WHEN WILL THE POWER OF ATTORNEY TAKE EFFECT?
WILL THE POWER OF ATTORNEY WORK IF I RELOCATE?
WHAT ARE THE DISADVANTAGES TO A POWER OF ATTORNEY?

Health Care Proxy

WHAT IS A HEALTH CARE PROXY (HCP)?
WHO CAN I APPOINT AS AGENT?
WHEN DOES MY AGENT GET TO MAKE HEALTH CARE DECISIONS FOR ME?
WHAT HEALTH CARE DECISIONS CAN MY AGENT MAKE?
WHEN DO I NEED A HEALTH CARE PROXY?
HOW DOES MY AGENT MAKE DECISIONS FOR ME?
WHAT IF MY NAMED AGENT IS NOT AVAILABLE OR IS NOT LOCAL?
WHAT IS A LIVING WILL?
WHAT ABOUT ORGAN DONATION?