Elder Law Overview

We help you respond to the legal issues created by aging, illness, chronic conditions, or disability. Our team helps you protect your loved one’s interests and provide for dependents and other family members now and in the future.

Elder law services include:

  • Long-term care planning and nursing home issues
  • Medicaid and Veterans benefits eligibility planning
  • Nursing Home Medicaid Applications
  • Asset Protection
  • Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Directives
  • Miller Trusts, Lady Bird Deeds
  • Financial and health care decision support
  • Probate and Estate Administration

The best time to plan is before a crisis happens. A crisis causes financial, emotional, and physical hardship on you, your loved one, and other family members. There can be many different types of events that can cause a crisis. It may be months or a couple of years before it becomes a crisis, but this is why you need to start now. Examples of events that trigger the need to start planning include:

  • A diagnosis of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, or other chronic condition
  • A catastrophic event such as a fall, medication mishap, fire, accident in the home, or a car wreck
  • Discovering that your loved one is wandering, malnourished, dehydrated, or unable to care for him/herself due to functional limitations
  • A medical event such as a stroke, heart attack, or aneurism
  • Burnout of the loved one’s primary caregiver

Pre-Crisis Planning ensures Peace of Mind Now and in the Future

Pre-Crisis Planning benefits you and your family in several important ways:

  • It increases the chances that your loved one can age at home, which helps preserve independence and dignity.
  • It puts all your legal and financial affairs in order.
  • It enables your family to avoid the asset protection crisis when your loved one makes the transition to long-term care.