What You Need to Know About Elder Law

Most elder law attorneys handle a wide variety of legal matters that concern an older or disabled individual, including issues pertaining to health care, guardianship, retirement, long-term care planning, VA pension, social security, Medicare or Medicaid, and other essential matters. Elder law is a legal term which describes the area of legal practice that places an importance on those matters affecting the rising elderly population.

The Texas Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) is a professional association of lawyers who are committed to helping people with public benefits, probate and estate planning, conservatorship/guardianship, and health and long-term care planning.

The legal needs of numerous elderly Americans go far beyond the pure legal services, and they’re all connected with one another. Additionally, to fully comprehend the legal issues and difficulties that older Americans endure, elder law attorneys must empathize with the surrounding personal concerns of their clients to reach the core of these issues. For example, health, family, and financial issues and how those affect their client’s legal predicaments.

At the Voeller Law Firm, we treat each individual with earnest understanding and offer our extensive experience and expertise as the tools that can guide them to the results they need for their issues. We can provide strategies to help clients, whether it be to save up to 100% of their assets to still be qualified to receive Medicaid assistance with nursing home costs or to assist with identifying if families are eligible to receive attendance benefits for veterans as well as many other issues that are exclusive to elder law.

In Texas, it is illegal for someone who is not a licensed attorney to advertise assistance with qualifying for Medicaid benefits – even if they “associate with an attorney.” It’s no surprise that there are individuals out there who prey on the elderly as a means to generate an income. Unfortunately, it happens more often than some might think, and the cunning techniques those criminals utilize demonstrate just how they are getting away with it. Considering the complex issues and processes involved, it’s a recipe for disaster. The Voeller Law Firm doesn’t sell annuities or financial products because our main mission is to ensure that we understand what issue our client is bringing to us and what we can do to rectify it.

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Our team of attorneys has over 35 years of experience helping seniors with elder law matters. We welcome you to call the Voeller Law Firm today at (210) 651-3851 to request a consultation and learn more about elder law. We are proud to serve the greater San Antonio, Bexar County, Comal County, Guadalupe County, and South Texas areas.

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