Elder Law and Medicaid Planning

How will you take care of yourself as you age?  What will happen if you have to deal with a disabling illness?  How can you avoid spending a fortune for your medical care in old age? What do you need to do to get access to government provided support rather than spending down all your personal assets? How can you protect your home from the cost of a home care or a nursing home?

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Estate Planning

Our attorneys assist clients in estate planning for the following:

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Special Needs Planning

Parents with special needs children often worry about who will take care of their child when they are gone? How do they ensure that adequate provisions are made for the child’s future and how make sure that leaving assets for the child or saving money for his or her future does not prevent access to necessary government support?

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Trust Planning and Administration

Creating a trust into which you place your assets is an excellent, tax-efficient way to distribute your assets after death. As an added benefit, it allows the grantor (the person setting up the trust) to control how and when his or her assets are disposed of after his or her death.  A trust will typically bring in a third party, the trustee, to administer and manage your estate according to a written plan and agreement for the benefit of the trust beneficiaries. These parties are typically family members or friends.

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Probate and Estate Administration

What if a family member has died without a will? How will your family member’s assets be distributed, and liabilities settled?  Will the state get the assets if someone dies without a will?  Is the process difficult and time-consuming?

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Trust and Estate Litigation

When you are faced with an estate litigation, you may not know where to go.  Estate litigation is typically seen as a will contest by most people.  However, a trust or will can be litigated in various ways and be involved in the following:

What if a family member has died without a will? How will your family member’s assets be distributed, and liabilities settled?  Will the state get the assets if someone dies without a will?  Is the process difficult and time-consuming?

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