As elder law attorneys, we advise clients on a multitude of issues affecting older generations and individuals with special needs.  These issues include legacy planning and the preparation of estate planning documents, such as a Will or Trust, to issues related to health care, long term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and other important matters.

Elder Law is a specialization that encompasses many difficult and complex legal and social issues, such as:

  • Planning for long-term care, either in a nursing home, assisted living or other care arrangement;
  • Qualification and eligibility for Medicaid benefits;
  • Preparation of special needs trusts;
  • Advise regarding end-of-life concerns, both medical and financial;
  • Planning for incapacity, including the preparation of powers of attorney and guardianships;
  • Preparation of estate planning documents, including Wills and Trusts;
  • Guidance regarding insurance and housing needs;
  • Planning for retirement, including Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

In addition to planning for older generations, elder law attorneys frequently assist parents of children with special needs ensure that their child will be provided and cared for upon the death or incapacity of the parent.  Such planning may include the preparation of a Declaration of Guardian for the child, as well as the preparation of a special needs trust to ensure that the child’s future is financially secure.