Elder law encompasses all aspects of planning for aging, illness, and incapacity, and death. Many of our practice areas fall under the broad umbrella of Elder Law. We pride ourselves in accommodating our elderly clients and can provide in-home meetings for your convenience when necessary.
Estate Planning: Ensuring that your estate is in order is essential for our elderly clients. Wills or Living Trusts provide instructions on death, and powers of attorney govern who is in charge of your financial and medical decisions if you are unable to make them yourself. Living Wills give clear directions to your doctor as to life support at the end of life. An effective estate plan will include all of the above. Please see the Estate Planning section for more information.
Guardianship / Conservatorship: Failing to have proper powers of attorney in place often necessitates a court proceeding to appoint a guardian and/or conservator to make decisions. We are well versed in the strict procedural requirements for obtaining guardianship or conservatorship over minors and incapacitated persons.
Medicaid: We understand the complex Medicaid rules pertaining to long-term care. Within this realm, we assist with planning for Medicaid Estate Recovery, Medicaid Qualification, Medicaid Applications, Medicaid Spend-downs, and Special Needs Trusts.