Rochester Estate Planning Lawyer on Updating Your Will if Your Spouse Enters a Nursing Home

  • If you die before your spouse, then everything will go to the nursing home.
  • The county will exercise that right of election if you’ve disinherited your spouse, which means your spouse is entitled to up to $50,000 and up to ⅓ of your estate.
  • When you talk to your legal advisors, they need to know how your assets are held in order to do estate planning and Medicaid planning for you.
  • Your Will only controls assets that are in your name alone.

This educational legal video was brought to you by Robert Friedman, an experienced Rochester Estate Planning Lawyer.