Elder Law and Long Term Care Planning
Unlike many practice areas, elder law focuses on a specific demographic … the elderly. Unfortunately, the laws and regulations are always changing and becoming more complex. Since a single action taken by an older adult may have an unintended legal impact, The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys believes it is important for attorneys dealing with the elderly to have a broad understanding of the laws that affect a given situation, to avoid future problems. Therefore, our firm focuses on the legal needs of the elderly and works with a variety of legal tools and techniques to meet their goals and objectives.
For example, we will recommend the right estate and tax plan and counsel about planning for incapacity with alternative decision-making documents. In addition, we will assist in planning for possible long-term care needs, including locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating private and public resources to finance the cost of care, and working to ensure the client’s rights to quality of care.
We have worked hard as a firm to make this practice a focus so we can better assist you and your loved ones more than just through legal advice. Our dedication to elder law brings with it the knowledge that allows us to ignore the myths relating to aging and the competence of the elderly. We are aware of the real life problems, health and otherwise, that tend to crop up as our clients age.
Specific services include:
- Medicaid planning
- Living wills and medical power of attorney
- Wills, trusts, and durable powers of attorney
- Estate tax plans
- Real estate transfers
- Guardianship of property and person
- Special needs and disability trusts for disabled adults and children
- Long-term care
- Social security and Medicare appeals
- Medicare and HMO advocacy, representation and appeals
- Trust administration