By Attorney Elizabeth Durnell
As an Ohio Medicaid Attorney, I have discovered that the one thing that every one of my clients should have is a burial contract.
If done properly, the burial contract will be exempt from a nursing home spend down.
Some people hesitate to pre-pay because they have had a bad experience with one funeral home and the quality of their services. Others have seen that funeral homes go out of business and then the family is stuck paying a second time for the same burial.
In addition to the spend down exemption, another benefit of some burial contracts is that they can be used at any funeral home in the country, which will help to avoid these possible pitfalls.
If you are interested in understanding more about how a burial contract works in conjunction with Elder Law planning, please contact Cooper, Adel, and Associates for a free consultation.