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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-titioners in the Memphis area, and J. Randal Tomblin, a former business executive and attorney, have combined years of legal and business experience to serve seniors and their   families   dealing   with issues of an aging population.



Elder Law is an emerging legal field that includes estate planning, incapacity issues, conservator-ships, housing and nursing home advice, Medicaid eligibility planning, elder abuse issues and related topics such as probate of estates that become  increasingly  important as we row older or become disabled. Our mission is to assist families with legal problems that affect

problems that affect seniors and their families when they are forced to deal with issues of failing health and long-term care needs. Whether the client needs Medicaid eligibility planning to protect assets or traditional estate planning, we can help make it happen and provide a level of comfort in knowing that the elder person’s future needs will be met. Elder and Special Needs Law are specialized areas that involve representing, counseling and assisting   seniors,  people  with

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-making documents. The Elder and Special Needs Law attorney also assists clients in planning for possible long-term care needs, including at-home care & assisted living. We invite you to review our web site, educate yourself on Elder Law issues, receive updates, and educate and share the information with those you care for and about.

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.

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Consultation Tage imageAn 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-term care. Read More >>>

Legal Document Signing ImageWILLS, 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.

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Many seniors worry that the costs of a debilitating illness will be more than they can afford. Is long-term care insurance a good idea? What about buying into a life care community?  All these new types of housing--assisted living, continuing care, independent living-­what do they mean?

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Elderly woman receiving care imageNURSING 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 >>>



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When a loved one passes away, we can handle probate

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Elderly woman with daughter taking picture togetherCONSERVATORSHIPS

When loved ones become unable to make decisions for themselves, a court-supervised conservatorship is sometimes the only way to protect them and their financial resources. Read More >>>



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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.

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Most Americans under-stand the importance of planning ahead for college funds, mortgages and retirement accounts. But when it comes to caring for older loved ones, most families don’t even think about it until there’s a problem. That only makes a bad situation worse.

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.

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