-Medicaid & Asset Protection-
Elder Law encompasses a broad range of legal issues and is primarily concerned with Elder Care placement, asset protection, medicaid planning and guardianship issues. We can help you or a loved one to plan for the future by ensuring financially stability after retirement.
-Family Protection Planning-
We will help you to create a plan that encompasses a Will, Advance Directives (including Power of Attorney, Healthcare Proxy, Living Wills) and should you become incapacitated or pass with minor children, ensure that your children are raised by adults of your choosing.
We will guide you through the legal steps you will need to take if you have a loved one or family member who has lost the capacity to make decisions due to Dementia or Alzheimer’s and can no longer make decisions regarding personal needs or property management. Often it requires a court proceeding to appoint a guardian.
-Trusts & Estates –
We will help you plan for your future efficient and effective transfers of assets to spouses, younger generation family members, others loved ones and to charities. We will assist you in setting up your trust and provide proper legal help to your appointed trustee. You might want to create a trust if you’re in any the following situations:
• You want to avoid your estate from going through probate.
• You want to lower your estate taxes.
• You want to have a say in how much and when your beneficiaries receive your assets. There are several types of trusts, and we can guide you in determining the right one for you.
-Last Will and Testament (“Wills”)-
We will help you to create your will, which is a document declaring how you want your possessions to be divided after your death. Crafting a will is important no matter your age, as you can’t predict what will happen in the future. If you have a legally sound will, you will be assured that your wishes are carried out and your estate will go to your desired beneficiaries. It might be tempting to write your will on your own, but it is highly recommended that you speak with a lawyer so you can ensure that it’s legally sound.