For estate planners today, mere awareness of elder law, particularly planning for Medicaid eligibility, is barely enough: Fluency is quickly becoming the norm. Many planners have discovered that the Medicaid rules are every bit as arcane, difficult and—dare one say, arbitrary—as the transfer tax rules and, just like tax planning, require consideration of federal law and potentially the law of several states.
Review of Reviews: “Medicaid Spend Down, Estate Recovery and Divorce: Doctrine, Planning and Policy,” 23 Elder L.J. (2015)
John A. Miller, Weldon Schimke Distinguished Professor of Law at University of Idaho College of Law in Moscow, Idaho