This is a common news story about which I normally would not be writing 4 years later. What is noteworthy and worrisome is what happened after Mr. Louck's death.
In September, the Pennsylvania Superior Court decided the appeal of Wayne Zeevering in a case involving a do-it yourself will. The appeals court upheld a lower court decision that required Wayne and his sister Diane to share their father's residuary estate with their siblings.
The court required distribution to all five of George Zeevering's children even though his will specifically said that he had intentionally failed to provide any distribution for three of them.
Four Seasons Healthcare Center v. Linderkamp, 213 ND 159 (September 4, 2013).The North Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that the son of deceased nursing home residents is liable for the unpaid costs of care provided to his parents. The case was returned to the lower court to properly apportion the liability among the son, his 5 siblings, and the parents' estates. The case is
William Irish's home is now owned by his stepchildren. This isn't what he wanted when he signed a deed in 1990. Here is how it happened.
William and Janet Irish were married in 1982. Janet was a widow and had 3 children by her prior marriage. In 1987 William and Janet purchased a home in Corry, Pennsylvania.
If you are the parent or other caregiver for a person with a serious medical or physical disability, you may find yourself wanting to directly financially assist and support your loved one with special needs. But this can create problems if your loved one receives government benefits, such as Medicaid or Social Security Income (SSI). Because these government programs provide financial need based benefits, eligibility is based on strict income qualification requirements.