I met with an elder lawyer recently. She came highly recommended by a friend. Needless to say, she charges a lot of money. What she's offering is to A) set up a trust so that we can hold onto at least 1/2 of my mother's assets, and B) to gather documents and file the application for Medicaid. I (the only child) have no idea what I'm doing as far as Medicaid and would love legal help like this. The fees will come out of my mother's account (but I haven't yet mentioned this to her). Those of you with experience in this area, is it worth the exorbitant fee to have a lawyer handle this? I certainly would not know how to create a trust, and the Medicaid application seems tedious and complicated.