Elder Law and End of Life Issues

Elder law focuses on the legal needs of older persons and those with special needs. Counsel and preparation of common estate planning documents such as Wills, Trusts, Advance Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney  is often the beginning. Effective planning for Medicaid coverage for long term care requires attention to detail and the individual’s goals. Often, people are uncomfortable planning for their death or disability. What will become of their property when they die? How will their affairs be managed when they are no longer able to manage things themselves? These are some of the most sensitive, serious, and significant problems that anyone will ever deal with. Many times elder estate planning involve one or more of the following:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Guardianships
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Advance Directives for healthcare
  • Living wills
  • Medicare planning
  • Social Security
  • Nursing home care and financing