Senior and Elder Law issues are not just for senior citizens. In the ever-expanding population of the “Double Nickel Club” and above (commonly referred to the Boomers), we are excited to have an area of practice that focuses on the specific legal needs of this critical area of law. “Elder Law” is the term of art that applies to the legal issues dealing with the needs of the elderly and frail all the way down to people beginning to contemplate and prepare for retirement, as well as their respective families. This field of law includes, but is not limited to, estate planning, contingency planning for potential incapacity, long term care planning, asset preservation, life and other insurances, Medicaid eligibility, nursing home regulation and care, elder abuse and exploitation, after-life probate administration and asset disposition, as well as pre-need issues. As the size of our senior population grows, there is an increasing need for legal representation that is sensitive to financial, medical, insurance, personal and other considerations of aging, especially since we are living much longer with more uncertainties in retirement and health care. We use a multidisciplinary approach for each client that enables us to prepare for and design legal (and other) planning that strives to preserve family assets while assuring appropriate quality of life and care. We are also sensitive to you as an individual and your loved ones throughout this process.
From powers of attorney, living wills with health care proxies, wills, trusts, full-service probate administration and many other interdisciplinary solutions, we have the capabilities to handle the legal issues affecting seniors and their families. Margaret Collins and Tiffany Burkett also have access to and experience with financial planners, insurance providers, benefits coordinators, tax specialists and estate sales specialists to fully analyze and effectuate all aspects of your specific situation and the individualized solution, but we will always have the firm mission of efficiency and effectiveness in the forefront of our representation. If you already have some or all of the needed interdisciplinary resources, we can work with these professionals to ensure a smooth and well-considered legal approach to your planning and senior care needs. If not, we will assist you, based on your individual situation, to assure that an individualized plan is considered and implemented for you and your loved ones.
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