Will my assets in a prenuptial agreement be counted when determining our asset eligibility for Medical Assistance?
Dear Senior Legal Line,
I was lucky to find someone to marry about 10 years ago, after living as a widower for many years. Before getting married, we signed a prenuptial agreement so that should we ever get divorced, we each will leave the marriage with what we brought into it and that my hunting land will always be mine and stay in my family from my first marriage and likewise, my wife will keep her cabin in her family.
My wife recently was diagnosed with a serious health condition that will likely mean that she will need long term care in the near future. Because we don’t have a lot of savings other than the hunting land and the cabin, we will probably need to apply for Medical Assistance to pay for it at some point. Because we separated our main assets in the prenuptial agreement, will the prenuptial agreement terms protect the hunting land from being counted when determining our asset eligibility for Medical Assistance?