Unfortunately, the "advice" was not accurate!
In one instance, a father and husband was diagnosed with a debilitating disease. While the book depicted the ensuing family challenges in a touching and compassionate way, it did not portray accurately how the healthy spouse could protect assets for herself.
Whether conveyed by a book, by the internet, or by someone who heard something from someone else, it is important to remember, don’t believe everything you read or hear.
For example, in another instance a character within a story was a divorce attorney, but he provided advice to a couple facing long term care planning issues. However, an attorney who handles divorces may not offer the best advice to a client who needs long term care planning advice, and vice versa.
We strongly recommend that if you have an issue relating to elder law and/or long term care planning, and want to obtain the best result for your situation, consulting with an elder law attorney is crucial.