Comprehensive Elder Law Services in Fairfield County
Protect Your Assets With Our Danbury, Southbury, and Westport Lawyers
As our population ages, families encounter a whole host of legal issues that affect the quality of life and financial security of our seniors. We will give you and your family the peace of mind and compassion you seek when addressing sensitive life choices.
What is Elder Law?
Elder law deals with complex legal issues that affect people who are over 65 years of age as well as their friends, family, loved ones, and their caretakers. An experienced elder law attorney in Connecticut from our firm, Chipman Mazzucco Emerson LLC understands that things do not get easy over time. Physical and mental abilities will not last forever, and although the future is unpredictable, you can offer your family security and peace of mind by getting started on a comprehensive estate plan as well as choosing a person to make decisions for you when you can no longer make them on your own.
Our elder law attorneys in Fairfield County also 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. An elder care attorney in CT at Chipman Mazzucco Emerson LLC is ready to speak with you during an initial consultation.
Schedule an appointment with our elder care attorneys in CT at Chipman Mazzucco Emerson LLC by completing an online form or calling (203) 902-4882. Reach out today.
Services Provided By Our Elder Care Attorneys in CT
At Chipman Mazzucco Emerson, 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 (“Title XIX”) 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.
- Ensuring you have a comprehensive plan for your long-term care. It is never too early to start planning for your long-term care needs.
From our offices in Danbury, Southbury, and Westport, we serve clients in Fairfield County, throughout western Connecticut, as well as in New York.
Medicaid, Medicare, and Other Government Benefits for the Elderly
There are many government programs that benefit the elderly, such as Medicaid, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), and more. However, applying for and obtaining the benefits of these programs can be frustrating and complicated. Any elder law attorney in Connecticut at our firm is backed by years of experience and is prepared to help you understand the benefits that are available to you and what the application process is and what your responsibilities are.
Experienced Representation For Conservatorship Proceedings
Sometimes, illness or age impairs the ability of elders to care for themselves or manage their finances. In those cases, probate courts often appoint a conservator: an individual authorized by law to oversee someone’s personal and/or financial affairs. Infirm persons can invoke the process voluntarily, or a family member can start an involuntary process. A conservator can assist with everything from paying bills and managing home care services to helping to resolve family disputes and making critical health care decisions. Conservators secure the safety and well-being of the impaired individual.
Our probate and elder law attorneys can assist you and your loved ones in asserting or defending conservatorship proceedings. With Chipman Mazzucco Emerson as your advocate, you can be confident that a conservator will be appointed only when warranted, with thorough review and consideration.
Protecting Elders from 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 lawyers are alert to these threats and, in conjunction with our litigation team, can use the law to protect seniors from financial abuse.
Confer With Our Our Elder Law Attorneys in Fairfield County Today
It’s never too soon to start planning for your future. Whether you know what you want or you need more information about your options, our team is here to help. Our team is compassionate and competent. We’ve helped hundreds of clients create plans to ensure they will be taken care of as they age. No matter what your situation and needs, we can find solutions that work for you.
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Prepare for the future by meeting with one of our elder law attorneys today. Call us at (203) 902-4882 or email one of our lawyers to schedule your consultation.
Tailored Legal Solutions
We strive to find the optimal solution for each unique situation. We are well aware of conventional approaches, but we also think outside the box.
Highly Competent Legal Guidance
We will analyze your situation thoughtfully and investigate the relevant law thoroughly to devise a creative solution, customized for your situation.
Responsive and Accessible
We pride ourselves on responding promptly to every inquiry as we recognize that your time is valuable and that your needs are immediate.
Deep Bench of Attorneys
At our firm, our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience, each able to bring their unique knowledge and skillset to your case.