Q: I recently bought a home with my grandmother and now i must put her in a nursing home can medicaid take my house?
The house is in both of our names. Im wondering how much power medicaid could have over my house
A: If it is your and your grandmother's homestead and, especially if you and grandma own is as "joint tenants with rights of survivorship," then the house will be safe from Medicaid and probate.
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A: Florida law protects your homestead from most creditors. If the home is properly listed as your homestead, then usually the only creditors who can attach a lien are: contractors you've hired to work on the home; government agencies tasked to collect property taxes; and lenders who provided money in exchange for a lien on the property.
Otherwise, your home should be safe. However, you should contact an attorney, review the relevant documents, and make sure your interests are protected.
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