Friend A has just passed away, he was of sound mind, living alone in his house, and his wife is in a NH on Medicaid. The “estate” is the house, some savings and his & her pensions & SS. He leaves grown children from 1st marriage but they were not close, and not fans of step-Mom. Friend B is Trustee and not sure how all this works. Friend B has a meeting this weekend with the Executrix (one of the kids) and the lawyer that set up the will. Is that where she will learn her duties as Trustee? She would like to have some background on how the estate would factor into the now-widowed NH step-mom’s Medicaid coverage, and wants to make sure she is taken care of appropriately as the husband wished. She's a little suspicious of the kids who suddenly appeared out of nowhere and questioned her position as Trustee, and may ask her to relinquish it. But since Medicaid is involved I didn’t think there was much the kids could do to mess with the step-mom. Should she see an elder care lawyer on her own or should the family lawyer be sufficient? Thanks for any guidance.