Elder Law includes estate planning but much, much more. As we age, we require a more complete PLAN in this ever-changing and complex world. Practical planning includes: (1) Powers of Attorney and Advanced Health Care Directives to ensure those you trust have the legal power to do what you wish if you are not able; (2) designing Trusts and Wills to guarantee what you have saved is protected and used as you want; and (3) training you, your family and your trusted advisors how to best use options such as long-term care insurance, government benefits of veterans, Medicare and Medicaid, and housing choices, whether staying at home, assisted living or in a nursing home.
Just like your PLAN needs a team of professionals and trusted experts, our firm has a team approach. Our firm includes attorneys and paralegals with not only special training in all areas of the law relevant to your needs, but also with a wide range of real-life experiences that are equally important to your PLAN. To a person, we have been caregivers to our parents, spouses, children and grandchildren with their aging, recovery and other life challenges.
• Estate planning to reduce costs of taxes and probate • Financial planning to include pros and cons of annuities vs other investments to analyze whether your estate is sufficient to provide for your future expenses
• Powers of attorneys, advanced health care directives and living wills
• Personal service contracts
• Simple and complex Wills
• Trust planning, including asset protection trusts, special needs trusts, Miller trusts, college trusts, life insurance trusts and many other types of trusts
• Guardianship planning if the senior is incompetent to sign documents