Elder Law – Medicaid Planning
We can help our older clients and clients with disabilities plan for the future by helping them deal with such issues as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, long-term care, asset protection, assisted living housing, and nursing home issues. We can also help them by putting in place a solid Estate Plan. We also have extensive experience in the areas of guardianships and conservatorships. We treat the elderly with the respect and dignity they deserve.
We assist clients with disabilities with legal planning for their long-term needs. We advise the parents or other family members of disabled persons on how they can effectively provide for them, with careful regard for preserving eligibility for Medicaid and other public benefits. The firm provides information about planning options, drafts supplemental needs trusts and other documents as appropriate, and advises trustees of trust for the benefit of disabled persons concerning trust administration. We also assist you in completing the complex application for Medicaid benefits and advise you through the application process, ensuring that you retain the maximum income and total assets allowed by law.
We work closely with personal injury attorneys and clients to make sure that their settlement funds are properly managed and that they continue to receive the public benefits to which they are entitled. What may appear at first to be a large recovery can be quickly dissipated if invested unwisely or spent on health care needs and living expenses that might be provided by other sources. Proper planning is required to make sure the money lasts a lifetime.
Seek appropriate counsel before you apply for and seek to qualify for Medicaid. We can give you and your family peace of mind during a difficult and uncertain time. When dealing with Medicaid, legal advice is something you cannot afford to go without.