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A Trust Series You Can Trust: The Nightmare of Trust Law vs. Medicaid Regulation

A Trust Series You Can Trust: A Comprehensive Guide to Trust Practice - Session III

*Sponsored by the Probate Law and Taxation Law Section Councils

Whether you are new to trust practice or a seasoned expert, don’t miss this opportunity to learn about trust practice beyond the basics.

The Mass Health Agency (Medicaid) is a silent partner in virtually every trust drafted. The contrast between trust law and Medicaid regulations are confusing and improperly drafted trusts can impact your client if they ever need government assistance, even decades later.

This program will cover how a discretionary trust drafted in 1989 resulted in a denial of Mass Health benefits for a nursing home resident in 2010. Our expert faculty will discuss the case law upon which Mass Health based their decision. They will also review examples of testamentary trusts and irrevocable trusts that will withstand Mass heath examination.

Topics include:

  • How to draft a trust in order to protect client assets in the event they need Medicaid at a future date;
  • Current case law and new developments; 
  • Traps for the unwary; and 
  • What to do when things go wrong.



Albert Gordon, Esq., program chair
Albert Gordon, Esq., Springfield

David Correira, Esq.
David J. Correira, Attorney at Law, Swansea

Ronda Parish, Esq.
The Law Offices of Ronda G. Parish, P.C., Springfield

Sponsoring Sections:

Probate Law Section

Taxation Section

Young Lawyers Division

Related Practice Areas: Estate Planning, Tax Law

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Presentation Date: April 13, 2011
Runtime: 3:00.00
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