AREAS OF PRACTICE
Elder law is a practice centered on representing an aging population in all of their legal needs and refers more to the client than the type of law being practiced. Our firm provides counsel to senior citizens and their family members on various concerns the elderly encounter.
Seniors, due to age or disability, have specific need to address financial and healthcare issues. Our attorneys can direct clients through numerous healthcare alternatives, including payment options. Our attorneys will talk to you about the types of coverage for long term care, including Medicare and Medical Assistance. A United States District Court described Medical Assistance laws as an “aggravated assault on the English language, resistant to attempts to understand it.” Friedman v. Berger, 409 F. Supp. 1225 (1976). We will help you understand the benefits available to you and can also assist you with application for coverage.
Our elder law attorneys will provide counsel to help you choose the right retirement community or assisted living facility. Our attorneys can review contracts for retirement community or similar living arrangements, including nursing home care. It is important for you to understand the agreement for care you are entering into prior to admittance to a facility.
Elder law also includes the preparation of estate planning documents, with special sensitivity to the needs of senior citizens. Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Powers of Attorney, and Living Will Declarations are typical documents that will be considered.