Elder law encompasses all aspects of planning for aging, illness, and incapacity. Elder law attorneys must be particularly sensitive to the wide range of legal issues that affect elder clients, including:
- Health and personal care planning: Including powers of attorney, living wills/health care directives, and family issues. We help you plan for a time when you may not be able to live independently or make health or financial decisions for yourself.
- Financial issues: Including financial planning, asset protection, housing opportunities, and financing, and tax issues with income, estate, and gift taxes
- Planning for a well spouse: What to do when one spouse lives independently and the other requires long term care
- Accessing public benefits: Such as Medicaid and Veterans’ benefits
-Capacity planning: Including guardianship, guardianship avoidance, and other necessary planning for a time when one’s capacity has diminished.
- Will and trust planning: Making arrangements for minor or adult special needs children, and probate administration.