Elder Law is the area of the law dealing with issues surrounding aging and the elderly.
The number of people in the U.S. over the age of 65 is expected to rise to 20% by the year 2050. This growth in the elderly population, coupled with the high costs of health care, the uncertainties of the economy for retiring individuals, and the incidence of abuse and fraud against the elderly make Elder Law an increasingly important, yet complex area of the law.
Because the actions taken by older people with regard to a single matter may have unintended legal consequences, it is important for the elderly and the families that care for them to seek the counsel of an experienced Elder Law Attorney.
No one likes to think about getting old. But if you are caring for elderly parents or loved ones, are looking ahead to your own long-term care needs as you approach retirement, or are experiencing an urgent financial or medical emergency involving a senior, it is important to understand your legal needs.
Our Elder Law Attorneys Can Help you Plan Ahead for the Inevitability of Aging
We can assist with:
- Questions or concerns about long-term medical care
- Guidance on long-term care insurance coverage and gaps
- Legal protection to safeguard assets
- Explanation of tax implications – both federal and state
- Discussion of eligibility for government benefits including Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and military benefits
- Administration of estates and trusts
- Assistance with guardianship and/or conservatorship issues
- Preparation of Healthcare Powers of Attorney (a.k.a. Advanced Medical Directive), general Powers of Attorney, Wills & Trusts
Click on the links below to learn more about our Elder Law services:
Special Needs Planning
Probate and Trust Administration
Our Elder Law Attorneys understand that many times decisions need to be made in emergency situations due to a medical condition or financial hardship. Our firm has the experience and understanding needed to handle time-sensitive legal needs. We understand the sense of urgency and questions that come with emergency events.