As our population ages, families encounter a whole host of legal issues that affect the quality of life and financial security of our seniors. Our elder law attorneys assist clients and their families in identifying and addressing long term care and financial planning needs. We will give you and your family the peace of mind and compassion you seek when addressing sensitive life choices.
We go above and beyond to ensure that our clients and their families are well informed about their options for housing, financial planning, estate planning, incapacity and general well-being. Our elder law services encompass:
- Reviewing admission agreements for long term care facilities
- Planning and applying for Medicaid benefits
- Giving advice on long-term care insurance policies
- Protecting financial and personal care objectives in conservatorship proceedings
- Advocating for patient rights
- Drafting estate planning documents and
- Simply ensuring that you have a comprehensive plan for your long term care. It is never too early to start planning for your long term care needs.
Sometimes individuals become incapable of caring for themselves or managing their financial affairs. In those cases, probate courts often appoint a conservator, an individual authorized by law to oversee their personal and/or financial affairs. Infirm persons can invoke the process voluntarily, or a family member worried about them can start an involuntary process. The conservator can then assist with everything from paying bills to managing home care services to helping to resolve disputes among family members with divergent objectives.
Our probate and elder law attorneys can assist you and your loved ones in asserting or defending conservatorship proceedings. We can give everyone comfort that a conservator will be appointed only when warranted, with adequate review and consideration.
ELDERLY FINANCIAL ABUSE
Seniors often accumulate significant wealth and suffer from diminished capabilities. Thus, they are particularly vulnerable to fraud, undue influence, embezzlement, and other schemes to deprive them of their hard-earned assets. Our elder law attorneys are alert to these threats and, in conjunction with our litigation team, can take advantage of special laws that protect seniors from financial abuse.