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If I file for a legal separation before my spouse gets admitted to a nursing home are my house & car safe from seizure?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Wisconsin Milwaukee County

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My spouse was in hospice & in now told he may need to go into assisted living as we have a 2 story house & he’s 90 independence we are both on SSD plus I have pension income. With the house & a car he doesn’ Qualify for title 19

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
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Yes you will need lawyer to file for legal separation and a separation agreement here.If it is awarded to you then it is exempt here from medicaid.But you need to file here and get this done prior to medicaid.

Wisconsin provides for a legal separation, which resolves all the issues related to a troubled marriage except its termination. A legal separation permits a couple to take advantage of the elements of a traditional divorce without violating religious beliefs against divorce. Moreover, health insurance that provides coverage to both spouses can be maintained in force because legally the marriage did not end.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thank you. To clarify what you said, I must file for legal separation here were you saying through this site or through a family law attorney?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Local family attorney in WI where we live?

Through a family law attorney there in Wisconsin.Yes where you live the lawyer referral above covers whole state.I wish you the best here.Thanks for rating 5 stars at top of page.

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