“My mom died and owned a car. Can my dad register it in his name?”

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) Medicaid program offers a number of programs that provide long term supports and services to individuals living in the community.  One such program is the Choices for Independence program or CFI, which provides services to elderly and disabled adults.   To qualify for CFI, applicants must meet certain financial and medical eligibility standards.  Financial eligibility is based .



“My spouse and I are divorcing, but I am disabled and have high medical costs. How can I make sure that I don’t lose eligibility for my disability benefits? How does alimony factor into the eligibility requirements for disability benefits?”


New Hampshire has partnered with the State of Ohio to offer ABLE accounts for New Hampshire residents under a new program called STABLE NH.  These accounts will be managed by Ohio’s STABLE program, which offers ABLE accounts to individuals with disabilities nationwide.  Although New Hampshire residents have been able to enroll in Ohio’s STABLE program since its inception, once STABLE NH launches, New Hampshire residents will be eligible to .



‘I’ve heard about a Medicaid spend-down –

what is that?”



“In a divorce case where there is a child with special needs or a disability, are there special considerations that the family law attorney should be aware of when requesting child support or alimony?”


“The insurance company is suggesting we need a Medicare Set Aside trust. Can you do this? What should it look like?”



If you are a family law attorney, you’re well acquainted with the intricacies of a number of areas when it comes to the dissolution of a marriage – division of marital property, child custody and support, and alimony. However, when that divorce involves a child with special needs, or a spouse with severe disabilities, the picture becomes considerably more complicated. Should you engage the services of a special needs planning attorney? Here .

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