elder law

Attorney Olivia Kay Mote Joins the Firm!

Eustice, Laffey, Sebranek & Auby, S.C. is pleased to announce that Attorney Olivia Kay Mote has joined the firm as an associate. Olivia is a 2016 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School.  She will focus her practice on the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business Law, Family Law, and Employment and Civil Rights Law (including gender identity and sexual orientation matters).

With locations in Sun Prairie and Waunakee, Eustice, Laffey, Sebranek & Auby, S.C. now boasts nine attorneys assisting financial institution, business, and individual clients in a wide variety of legal areas.  To schedule an appointment with Attorney Mote, please call our Sun Prairie office at (608) 837-7386.

Welcome Olivia!

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The Wisconsin 2013-2014 Budget Bill May Have Severe Results for Medicaid Recipients

This is a very good article by Carol Wessels, who is an attorney who practices elder law in the Milwaukee area at the firm of Nelson, Irvings & Wessels, S.C.

http://wesselselderlaw.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/will-medicaid-recipients-ever-be-able-to-sell-their-homes-under-wisconsins-new-budget-law/

This article discusses the potential impact of the new real estate notice requirements for recipients of Medicaid. These new notice requirements were part of Wisconsin’s 2013-2014 Budget Bill that was signed into law on June 30, 2013.  This Budget Bill incorporates changes to the Medicaid program, including changes to the rules governing estate recovery, which expand the state’s ability to recover Medicaid costs from the estate of a deceased recipient of Medicaid.  The new real estate notice requirements are part of these changes to the estate recovery rules.  As pointed out in this article, these new rules could have severe effects on recipients of Medicaid and those recipients’ families.

If you or a close family member is a Medicaid recipient, you may want to consult an elder law attorney on what effects these new rules may have on you and what planning options may be available to avoid those effects.