Elder law experienced no cataclysms in 2008. But significant trends emerged and public benefits planning continued to mature.
First, the good news: Medicaid asset protection is being extended, state by state, to same sex couples. Also, all states should soon be honoring the protective aspects of long-term care (LTC) insurance partnership plans that its Medicaid recipients may have purchased in other states.
Now, the bad news: LTC insurance is getting so expensive as to be unaf