Elder law refers to any legal issues that have to do with the rapidly growing aging population.
Thousands of Americans reach the age of 65 every day, and the legal needs of seniors have never been greater.
Whether you need a will, trust, overall estate plan, or advanced directives, we can help guide you through the legal process and create the necessary plans tailored to your unique situation.
We prepare wills, durable powers of attorney, revocable and irrevocable trusts, and living wills/advanced medical directives that give your family instructions as to your wishes and desires. We will work in conjunction with your financial advisors, tax accountants, and other professionals to prepare the legal documents required to protect your assets and your family in the event you require nursing home care.
The Need for Long Term Care Planning
The high cost of a nursing home or assisted living facility can cause many individuals and families to deplete all of their resources rapidly. It is critically important to plan for and address covering the costs of long term care.
Medicaid, a combined federal and state program, is one option to help pay for long-term care. Eligibility requirements vary by state. To qualify for Medicaid, your countable assets and monthly income must fall below a minimum standard. Proper Medicaid planning can help an individual qualify and also provide for a spouse and preserve assets for beneficiaries. We work with you and your family to determine the best strategy for qualifying for Medicaid benefits. Planning for peace of mind – that’s what we do.