The firm has a highly sophisticated practice in elder law. Our attorneys understand that these cases involve not only complicated legal issues, but complicated emotions for our clients. Our elder law attorneys have the requisite skill and experience to counsel clients in the areas of both Medicaid planning and asset protection. Our sophisticated Medicaid planning practice can help clients understand and negotiate the Medicaid application process, while preserving assets for the family.
For our disabled clients or clients with a disabled family member, we excel in the drafting of special-needs trusts. These trusts can be used to preserve assets for the care of a disabled person, and can help to insure that he or she has financial resources available without jeopardizing other avenues of support. Having a disabled family member is extremely difficult and demanding. Our elder care attorneys work with clients to develop personalized plans that deal with a variety of aging and disability issues.
In addition to Medicaid planning, our elder care team can assist clients in exploring long-term options such as home-based care, assisted-living facilities and nursing homes. We can assist with applications for government benefits such as Medicaid as part of the planning process, and often work closely with our trust and estates attorneys and our real estate attorneys create a comprehensive plan for each client. The Firm represents clients in Guardianship proceedings, and can handle each stage of the process from the petition to the annual accountings. If necessary, our litigation department attorneys create a comprehensive plan for each client. The Firm represents clients in Guardianship proceedings, and can handle each stage of the process from the petition to the annual accountings. If necessary, our litigation department can also represent family members in contested guardian proceedings.