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Should I Hire An Elder Law Attorney?

Jun 5, 2017 | News, Planning

Elder Law is a highly specialized area of law involving legal issues that predominantly affect seniors, the disabled, and their loved ones and caregivers. An Elder Law Attorney can help you create a comprehensive plan that addresses your needs as you age, issues related to end of life care, and the distribution of your assets after you’re gone. But an Elder Law Attorney can do so much more.
An Elder Law Attorney can help you:

  • Protect your assets in the event you or your spouse needs Long-Term Care at home, at an assisted living facility, or in a nursing home.
  • Protect assets you are leaving to a disabled child, while ensuring your child is still eligible to receive his or her Medicaid or SSI benefits.
  • Find, keep, and pay for Long-Term Care.
  • Obtain Medicaid Long-Term Care benefits.
  • Probate or administrate your estate or trust.

Some Elder Law topics are so specialized they are not well understood by non-Elder Law attorneys. These highly-specialized topics might include Medicaid and Long-Term Care Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Estate Planning for disabled family members and Advance Care Directives.
The truth is that Estate Planning is vitally important for everyone, whether or not you consider yourself “wealthy.” So yes, you should you hire an Elder Law Attorney.  For help finding an Elder Law Attorney in your area, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) provides an online resource.
At Elder Law Group PLLC our Estate Planning practice goes beyond the traditional realm of Wills and Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Health Care Directives. We address the legal and social issues affecting seniors, the disabled, vulnerable adults, and their families.
We take a holistic approach to Elder Law. We believe this approach ensures quality of life and helps maintain autonomy and dignity, while preserving assets. Our goal is to address every contingency you and your family may face with aging, illness, or incapacity. Advance planning for your estate ensures flexibility as different circumstances arise.
Our firm focuses on Estate Planning with asset protection, Long-Term Care issues, government benefits, including Medicaid and Veterans benefits, Medicaid Asset Preservation StrategiesTM, Special Needs Trusts, and Estate and Trust administration. Elder Law Group PLLC  focuses on Estate Planning to protect you and your assets from Long-Term Care costs . We can help you design an Estate Plan that is best tailored to meet your objectives and preserve your assets.
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Elder Law Group PLLC has been recognized as one of the fasted growing law firms in the U.S. as an Annual Law Firm 500 Award honoree. Contact us or call (509) 468-0551 (Spokane office), or (509) 579-0206 (Tri-Cities office), for personal, compassionate guidance in Asset Protection Estate Planning and Elder Law.
 

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