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Once I get my settlement monies how best do I protect it

Once I get my settlement monies how best do I protect it from the state taking it. I live in a nursing home and the state pays my bill, the nursing home keeps my 2,000$ a month social security check and I get 30.00$ a month back. So since I am indigent, how best to stash the cash, can I gift it or something.

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Dwayne B.

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Where can I find the language I need to draft an

Where can I find the language I need to draft an irrevocable/spendthrift trust? What is the cheapest most effective way to get one set up, without paying an arm and a leg. I know lawyer prices vary. i.e.: How long is a piece of string?

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LegalGems

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Are there special rules a spendthrift trust in Virgina,

are there special rules for ending a spendthrift trust in Virgina, different from the UTC rules for "normal" noncharitable trusts ?

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RayAnswers

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A spendthrifttrust is created by a last will. The sole

A spendthrifttrust is created by a last will. The sole beneficiaries, who are the sister of the testator and - after her death her daughter who is the trustee until then both agree that the reason for which the spendthrift trust for intended, do no loingerexist. So both will immedietaly ask for a court order to end the trust. My question: must the trust still be created at all under these circumstances although Court an beneficiaries know that it is not wanted any more ?

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My mother is starting to show more prominent signs on

My mother is starting to show more prominent signs on dementia. Recently, she put her property (4 parcels with a total value of $300,000 or so) into an irrevocable Spendthrift Trust with me as the ultimate beneficiary. She only has SS as income and nosavings. We had a catastrophic job loss and are facing bankruptcy. We are unclear about whether or not this instrument will prevent her properties that were transferred into the trust in the case that she requires Medicaid care (Assisted Living, in-home care,etc). I understand there is a $500,000 exemption, does that mean with no other assets her home is exempt? If so, what happens if it exceeds $500,000 in value after a claim is made? Any detailed information that can help me understand the situation and whatour next steps should be would be greatly appreciated. It is my mom's greatest desire to keep the home in the family, keeping it in the face of of adversity (along with being a care-giver to other elderly people which makes this situation even more sad) hasbeen her life's mission.

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Barrister

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What are the elements of a "special needs" trust?

What are the elements of a "special needs" trust? Can it be embodied in a revocable trust pertaining to one specific adult beneficiary who is not good with money?

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Christopher B, Esq

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We have a 40 year old son who lives with us, works

We have a 40 year old son who lives with us, works intermittently and is not good handling money. When my husband and I pass away his share of our estate will be about $1,000,000.00. Someone suggested we set up a "legacy trust" for him so he doesn't squanderthe $$. What is that? What can we do to help insure that the $1,000,000 he inherits helps support him for the rest of his life? Thank you.

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P. Simmons

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What kind of document do I need to get inorder to protect my

what kind of document do I need to get inorder to protect my money from a lawsuit or creditors?

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Dwayne B.

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Ray, Mu Name is. My Father had an irrevocable Spendthrift

Hello Ray, Mu Name is Laura. My Father had an irrevocable Spendthrift Trust. My Sister and I are listed as Trustees. My Father passed away in July. The Trust is in Texas where my Sister lives and I live in Florida. What do we need to know to divide up the money and close the trust?

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