This lawyer irritated me... tell me if I am wrong
I set my parents up with an Elder Attorney.
I was on conference from another state, he could hear me, I could hear them, they couldn't hear me.
Mother is 82; father 89
Both are living in their home.
Their will was old and I realized that there was no medical power of attorney for each other and no alternate - Fine - that was taken care of
I also got power of attorney over their finances, since I am trustworthy and will not abuse this power. Hope I never have to use it.
Here's my question:
I started to ask him something about Medicaid, etc. and he cut me off... he said "your mother looks great (she's 82 and is at a neurologist today because her limbs are going numb and has other problems) she won't go into a home for a long, long time"
Well, I thought that was unprofessional. Not that I want my parents to start depleting assets, but I wanted them to hear from a lawyer that if they started to give us money, and five years from now, they would have to wait to apply for medicaid, etc. etc. or possibly if there was a way to put some of the money into a trust so that no one could touch it, etc. etc. He never gave me the chance. He changed the subject and said she won't need a home.
He didn't even ask about her health - he just took one look at her and said she was "sturdy"... Imagine that!
I am annoyed.
Would you be? Am I being picky? It just rubbed me the wrong way...(the good news is that at least my Mom was complimented, I guess)
I wanted to ask some questions about trusts, etc. and he cut me off.
Is it too late to put money into a trust at age 82? Thanks (asking for the rest of siblings)