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Q: If next of kin,on medicaid, not employed, gets a house thru probate, will they lose their ability to keep medicaid.
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Dec 1, 2021

This is a common problem. An individual qualifies for Medicaid and receives an inheritance. Yes, the inheritance will very likely disqualify the individual for Medicaid if he or she or her legal representative does not act quickly. There are things that can be done to mitigate this situation.... Read more »

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Q: Vermont. Three siblings. One won't attest to a will filed in Windsor county. How to proceed?
Glenn A. Jarrett
Glenn A. Jarrett answered on Nov 1, 2021

If the will was signed with a self-proving affidavit, no witness is required. If not, one witness needs to testify in court that the decedent signed the will freely and voluntarily, appeared to have capacity to sign the will and no one coerced the decedent to sign the will.

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Q: Maine: A relative dies intestate. No one files probate. Then what?
Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Aug 20, 2019

There won't be a probate until someone steps up and petitions to be appointed executor of the estate.

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