Conservatorship of DI

E. Alexandra Golden

Case Conclusion Date:June 23, 2011

Practice Area:Elder Law

Outcome:Title in house transferred to community spouse.

Description:Mr. I did not have a valid durable power of attorney when he was institutionalized due to early-onset Alzheimer's Disease. As a result, his assets were at risk of attachment by MassHealth. I brought a Petition for Expansion of a Conservator's Powers in the Probate Court asking for permission for the wife/conservator to transfer Mr. I's interest in the marital home to her. This will allow her to preserve all the equity for herself and her children when the house is sold.