The Law as We Age

There are basic estate planning considerations and documents every senior citizen ought to have reviewed and completed to help manage their estate when they pass away. Unfortunately, most older adults in San Antonio are not aware of these strategies. That is where a qualified Elder Law Attorney can help.

Many senior citizens in Texas rely on the combination of benefits from Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Combining these in a way that they don’t conflict with one another is extremely complicated. Without any help, most people have a high risk of making costly mistakes which may affect their lifestyle.

There are a number of benefits to hiring an elder law attorney:

  1. Navigate Available Benefits
    Elder law attorneys are familiar with the public benefits that may pay for long-term care and senior housing such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits. These attorneys are also well versed in powers of attorneys, living wills, reverse mortgages and especially Medicaid planning. The process of qualifying for Medicaid to pay for the cost of long-term care is challenging. At the Voeller Law Firm, we are experienced Medicaid planning attorneys and provide comprehensive guidance in elder law.
  2. Provide Skillful Planning
    Lawyers who have expertise with maturing adults help protect seniors. They work to inform clients about the need to plan for long-term care needs. These legal experts develop strategies to handle such items as medical decisions and financial responsibility while protecting savings.
  3. Protect Assets
    Hiring a legal professional who understands the language of the law can help you or your loved one move forward in the right direction. At Voeller Law Firm, we are usually able to help married couples save up to 100% of their assets, and still get one spouse qualified for Medicaid. For single individuals, we can generally save their primary residence and about 55% of their liquid assets.
  4. Mediate Impartially
    Attorneys often work with families who are not on the same page about what is best for their elder family members in the areas of financial expenditures, living situations, and medical treatments. A lawyer can act as a mediator and problem-solver.

The Scope of the Law

Elder law issues go beyond the typical estate-planning issues,” stated James Voeller, an attorney with 35 years’ experience in these types of legal matters. “Our lawyers who focus on this area can help deal with long-term care planning, advance healthcare planning, guardianship issues, and more.”

Pre-planning and crisis planning are essential for maximum security as we age. Call us today to schedule a free consultation at (210) 651-3851 or log onto to learn more.

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