Category Archives: Elder Law

Elder Law Seminars: Honoring Choices

This month, my elder law seminars will be focusing on “Honoring Choices” in regards to your health care planning, should you become ill or in case of emergency.  Below is a listing of my upcoming presentations throughout the community.   … Continue reading

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MCLE Webinar on 7/18 to discuss the Daley and Nadeau decisions and their implications for irrevocable trusts and Medicaid planning

Lisa Neeley will be speaking about her role as lead counsel in the Nadeau case as well as offering her thoughts on the future of Medicaid planning in Massachusetts. Click here for more information and to register for the Webinar.

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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.

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SJC rules on Nadeau and Daley cases

Today the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued its decision in the cases of Nadeau v. Director of the Office of Medicaid and Daley v. Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. In the unanimous decision, the SJC held … Continue reading

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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

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Converting Medicaid to a block grant program will hurt seniors and the disabled

Recently, there has been much discussion in the news about the possibility of Congress radically altering the Medicaid program by converting it into a block grant system. Such a change would convert Medicaid into a system in which each state … Continue reading

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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.

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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

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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

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Your Medicaid Application Was Denied. Now What?

As elder law attorneys, it is our goal to have each and every client’s Medicaid application to receive MassHealth benefits ultimately approved. However, the reality is that in some cases, an application may initially be denied. Applications are denied for … Continue reading

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