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Elder Law Associates, PLLC was formed to assist families with the sometimes frightening
legal problems that affect seniors and their families. Members John K. Fockler, one
of the most widely known and respected elder law prac-
Elder Law is an emerging legal field that includes estate planning, incapacity issues,
problems that affect seniors and their families when they are forced to deal with
issues of failing health and long-
disabilities and their families in connection with a variety of legal issues, with
a primary emphasis on promoting the highest quality of life for individuals. Typically,
Elder Law and Special Needs Law address the convergence of legal needs with the social,
psychological medical and financial needs of individuals. The Elder Law and Special
Needs Law attorney handles estate planning and counsels clients about planning for
incapacity with health care decision-
Medicare and Medicaid are important government health insurance programs. As major changes are made in Medicare and Medicaid, they become even more confusing. Who are these programs for? What are their eligibility requirements? What services do they cover? Here are some answers.
An initial consultation (confidential, of course) helps us understand the details
of your situation, enabling us to answer your questions and explain the process so
you can make a sound decision on your next steps regarding estate planning and establishing
security and sustainability for long-
WILLS, POWERS OF ATTORNEY, POWERS OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE, LIVING WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATE PLANNING
Managing one’s affairs and leaving an estate for your loved ones so that they will continue to benefit from a lifetime of hard work and saving is an important objective with most seniors.
LONG TERM CARE PLANNING
Many seniors worry that the costs of a debilitating illness will be more than they
can afford. Is long-
NURSING HOME ISSUES, INCLUDING MEDICAID PLANNING AND QUALIFICATION
When loved ones are becoming unable to care for themselves, the financial and emotional issues the spouse and family face can seem overwhelming. If qualification for Medicaid is required, we can offer plans to protect assets for the benefit of the well spouse and speed eligibility for the institutionalized spouse. Read More >>>
When a loved one passes away, we can handle probate
of the Will or interstate administration. Read More >>>
When loved ones become unable to make decisions for themselves, a court-
SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS
Parents supporting a child with a disability are often concerned about how their child will be cared for after their death. Through a special needs trust, parents can protect their child's government benefits and still provide supplemental financial help. Family members can, in limited circumstances, also use a special needs trust to provide supplemental assistance to a parent in a nursing home.
Most Americans under-
Today 30 million families provide care for an adult over the age of 50 — a number expected to double in 25 years. As a result, providing care for an aging loved one will be as common in the future as providing childcare is today. If you haven’t begun to talk about creating a caregiving plan for the older ones you love with their needs and wishes in mind, now is the time.