Mary Alice Jackson’s Answers

Mary Alice Jackson

Sarasota Elder Law Attorney.

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  1. Medicaid eligibiltiy

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Mary Alice Jackson
    1 lawyer answer

    Most state Medicaid agencies have become increasingly sophisticated in finding non-disclosed assets. New York is actually part of a federal pilot project where banks and the state agencies will work together to gather information on applicants and recipients. Although not all unreported assets will be found, if they are found, an overpayment situation has been created and there can be both required payback, and possible criminal sanctions if the situation constitutes intentional fraud. You...

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  2. Elderly Mother's rights

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. George E Meng
    2. Mary Alice Jackson
    2 lawyer answers

    Your question involves a number of legal issues, including possible financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult, incapacity and decisions making, and tax law. Exploitation is a crime in most states but is typically not pursued in family matters if other resolutions are available. Persons without the legal capacity to make financial decisions may need to be placed under a court supervised guardianship, so that a court appointed guardian can have access to his or her financial affairs, and in...

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  3. What action can be taken if resident is behind on their homeowners dues

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Carol Ann Hunter Peters
    2. Mary Alice Jackson
    2 lawyer answers

    More information is needed in order to answer this question. Is your dad in good health - stubborn? Does he give a reason for not taking care of these issues? Is this behavior consistent with his lifetime pattern of behavior or have there been changes? If he is ill, or suffers from impaired judgment from an undiganosed cause, then you should consult an elder law attorney about use of any existing Durable Power of Attorney, or if such a document doesn't exist, about a possible court...