Elder law attorneys focus on issues specific to older adults, and have knowledge in many areas of the law including the following:
- Estate Planning (financial powers of attorney, medical directives, Wills, Trusts)
- Probate and Trust administration
- Medicaid/Medicare/Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension
- Long Term Care Planning
- Fiduciary Administration
- Financial Exploitation
- Asset Protection
- Special Needs Trusts and planning
If you or a family member is in declining health, or want to plan ahead, you could use advice of an elder law attorney. The needs of older adults are often different and more specialized that the needs of younger adults. Elder law attorneys do not just handle important financial and estate planning matters, but also handle the day-to-day issues affecting the actual care of older adults, such as long term care needs, medical advocacy, and more. We are equipped to handle the often sensitive emotional and physical needs of older or disabled adults, challenging circumstances, and family dynamics. We often work with other professionals, such as care managers, financial advisors, and medical professionals to ensure clients have information needed to make the best personal, financial, and medical decisions, while taking advantage of the best legal tools to achieve their goals and objectives.
Contact our office to see just how we can help you, or your loved one.
-Stephanie A. Bivens, CELA, Esq.