Monday, October 13, 2014

Elder Law Questions

In several of our 2012 posts we answered a frequently-asked question about elder law, and also listed some of the components associated with our elder law practice.

Simply stated, our elder law practice involves helping individuals and families deal with a wide variety of issues including long term care, medical directives, incompetency, guardianship, disabilities, asset protection and Medicaid.

At Curtin Law Office, our services include reviewing estates for long term planning purposes, creating special needs trusts for disabled individuals and addressing concerns relating to the guardianship of a loved one. We also assist our clients with navigating the complicated legal waters of Medicaid.

Since many families are concerned about the high cost of nursing home care, we provide clients with advice relating to asset protection, should they require long term care either in a nursing home or at home. We also help to protect the community spouse’s assets and income, which may involve representation at elderly services and going to court for increased benefits.

Many people are unsure about the scope of elder law services, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have - please feel free to contact us!