Elder law is the practice of law that focuses on the needs of the elderly to ensure that their medical, housing, and estate planning needs are addressed as they get older. As elder law specialists, we deal with a variety of unique issues, including:
- Asset preservation
- Estate planning
- Long-term care planning (including paying for nursing home/assisted living care and in-home health care)
- Probate and trust administration
- Public benefit planning, including Medicaid and Medicare
- Surrogate decision making, including Guardianship and Powers of Attorney
- Veterans benefits
Estate planning ensures that after you pass away, your assets will be distributed the way that you want. In most cases, elder law will involve drafting and designing estate planning documents. These usually include a will, a durable power of attorney, a trust (revocable or irrevocable), a health care surrogate, and a living will. Additionally, elder law can help to keep you independent and in control for as long as possible via comprehensive life care planning.
Whether you are interested in estate planning for yourself or have an elder law issue affecting a family member, contact us today to see how we can help.