When Should I Hire an Elder Law Attorney?

It is never too soon to hire an elderly attorney. As time goes on, we tend to think of age as “only a number.” To an extent, that is true; however, people today live longer more productive lives well into their 80s and 90s. Good health is generally the catalyst. The reality of aging comes with the need for some firm well-thought-out decisions. Who will I trust to handle things when I am no longer capable of doing it? If I wait, will the people making those decisions be making them in my best interests – in the best interests of the people I care about? Before life gets to that point, an attorney familiar with elder issues can help you develop an iron-clad plan that ensures all of your wishes are carried out.

How can an Elder Attorney Help?

An elder law attorney assists in a wide range of decisions affecting seniors as time goes on. A good attorney eliminates planning confusion by laying out what needs to be done and what to consider for the future.

  • Discusses the importance of wills and estate planning, including planning for a minor or adult with special needs, probate proceedings, and other matters.
  • Creates Durable Powers of Attorney.
  • Provides help with health care planning, long-term care options, and patient rights, Medicare, Medicaid, and health care Power of Attorney.
  • Offers secure financial representation: financial planning, housing opportunities and planning, income, estate, and gift tax matters.
  • Guardianship: helps with the selection and appointment of legal guardians.
  • Researches and manages the cost of long-term care and assisted living facilities.
  • Explains nursing home resident rights and assists in filling out nursing claims.
  • Drafts living wills or other advance directives.

Help with Financials

  •  Advises families with elder clients entering a nursing home
  • Preserves/transfers assets to secure a spouse’s future
  • Negotiates with Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to secure payment of medical and disability claims

Why an Elder Attorney?

Elder law attorneys are “specialists” focusing on the needs of older adults. Listening to elders and their families is their forte. A good attorney will never attempt to impose their will on an elderly client. Their single goal is to ensure the welfare of elder people and the implementation of their wishes as time goes on.

A Word from The Voeller Law Firm

Elder law covers an extensive range of legal and financial matters that affect senior citizens and disabled people. The laws that govern the elderly are complex, vary from state to state, and are frequently subject to change. It is vitally important to choose an attorney who stays acquainted with the ever-changing legal landscape. There are complicated questions associated with the lives of older adults, and the answers will be different for each individual.

Contact Our Office Today!

The elder specialists at The Voeller Law Firm are here to help you sort out every legal aspect of their future. Call us now for a free consultation. The Voeller Law Firm, located at 19311, FM 2252, Suite 103, San Antonio, Texas 78266. (210) 651-3851

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