The Five Year Look-Back, pertains to an application for Medicaid.  Medicaid is a Federal program that is administered by the individual states. Its purpose is to pay the medical bills of the indigent. Medicaid also pays for nursing home care when an elder has less than two thousand dollars. Medicare does not pay for nursing…

In New Jersey, and many other states, a surviving spouse has a right to one-third of a deceased spouse’s estate, despite provisions in the Will to the contrary. In other words, a you may disinherit your spouse in your last will, but he or she can assert the statutory elective share and still obtain one-third…