Author Archives: Emily Crim

About Emily Crim

Emily is an associate with Mirick O'Connell's Trusts and Estates Group. She concentrates her practice on estate planning, estate and trust administration, probate litigation, and elder law matters. Prior to joining Mirick O’Connell, Emily was an attorney with the Elder, Health & Disability Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services.

The New York Times brings Medicaid home

Check out “You’re Probably Going to Need Medicaid” in The New York Times for an interesting read on the relevance of Medicaid. Advertisements

Posted in Elder Law, MassHealth

Lisa Neeley’s article published in National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Spring 2017 NAELA Journal

The NAELA Journal Spring 2017 issue includes Lisa Neeley’s article Limiting State Medicaid Agency Attempts to Expand the “Any Circumstances” Test: An Analysis of Massachusetts’ Multiyear Legal Battle Over the Use of Irrevocable Trusts in Long-Term Care Planning. The article explores the … Continue reading

Posted in Elder Law, Estate Planning, MassHealth

Tracy Craig comments on estate planning documents for different states

Check out “Estate Planning for Snowbirds.”

Posted in Estate Planning

Lisa Neeley quoted in The Washington Post article on “medical divorce”

What do Medicaid cuts have to do with divorce? Read Lisa Neeley’s thoughts in Jordan Rosenfeld’s article “The GOP plan to roll back Medicaid might force more couples to get divorced” published today in The Washington Post.

Posted in Elder Law

Promissory Notes and MassHealth Planning

Promissory notes are a tool that attorneys have relied on in MassHealth planning. A promissory note is essentially a written promise to pay someone a certain amount of money at a certain time. In this post, I use one of … Continue reading

Posted in Elder Law, MassHealth

Lisa Neeley to speak on the Legal Aspects of Aging

On March 21, 2017, the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers will host its “Overview of Legal and Physical Health Aspects of Aging” training in Framingham, Massachusetts as part of its Aging Training Series. Lisa Neeley will discuss the intersection of aging and … Continue reading

Posted in Elder Law

Let’s Get Physical: Body Donation in Massachusetts

Most of us are familiar with the small heart or other symbol on a driver’s license signifying that a person is an organ donor. But what if you would like to donate your entire body—organs and all—“to science,” as it … Continue reading

Posted in Anatomical Gifts, Estate Planning

Oral Arguments in Nadeau v. Thorn

The oral arguments in Nadeau v. Thorn were heard by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court last week on January 5, 2017. Mirick O’Connell’s Lisa Neeley argued on behalf of the Appellant, Lionel C. Nadeau. Please click here to view the arguments. … Continue reading

Posted in Elder Law, Estate Planning, MassHealth

Commonwealth Proposes Sweeping Changes to MassHealth Regulations

On November 23, 2016, MassHealth issued proposed regulations that seek to implement sweeping changes to the Commonwealth’s health insurance program, also known as MassHealth. Thousands of seniors and disabled individuals rely on MassHealth benefits to provide for their skilled nursing … Continue reading

Posted in Elder Law, Frail Elder Waiver, MassHealth