Elder Law is a unique niche in estate planning that focuses on providing services to aging individuals. As we get older, our goals and our needs change. Our planning needs to recognize and account for those changing needs.
There are a number of programs and services that help address those needs and each one has its own unique set of rules and regulations to qualify. Our proactive approach prevents costly disqualifications. We work with our clients daily on addressing the challenges that naturally come with aging.
Handling matters with grace and expertise allows us to work as a team and ensure the best quality of life for all of our clients.
What we offer:
- Nursing Home Planning
- Medicaid Planning
- Guardianships & Conservatorships
- Asset Protection
- End of Life Planning
- Special Needs Planning
- Care Agreements
- Medicaid Protection Trusts
- Veterans Asset Protection Trusts
- Spenddown Plans
- Medicaid Applications
- Estate Planning for Seniors
Frequently Asked Questions:
Does my trust protect my assets from the nursing home?
Depends. Not all trusts are created equal. Trusts need to be carefully drafted and administered to provide asset protection by a focused attorney.
What happens when my mom is not capable of making her own decisions?
This is where proactive planning saves families a lot of time, headache, and money. Without a plan, the law requires a court to appoint a guardian and a conservator.
I am going to apply for Medicaid to help with nursing home costs. Do I really need to pay an attorney to help with the application?
Depends. Do you want to use your money for you or the nursing home? Medicaid planning with an elder law attorney helps you maximize your exemptions and the dollars you do have so YOU can get the biggest benefit from your assets—NOT the nursing home.