As our population ages, it has become increasingly important to provide legal services to our older clients and their families. Elder Law involves special expertise in estate planning such as Wills and Trusts, disability planning such as establishing a financial Power of Attorney document and Health Care Directive document, guardianship and conservatorship proceedings. Elder Law also involves a thorough and complete understanding of government benefit programs, which provide financial assistance in connection with long-term health care. These include benefits though Medical Assistance, Medicare, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (the V.A.).
Utilizing a client-centered approach, we are able to assist our older clients and their families in navigating through the complexities of a number of benefit programs. We also provide litigation services, including appealing the denial of government benefits, litigation over the denial of long-term care insurance claims, and litigation involving evictions from assisted-living and nursing home facilities. However, it is not just older clients who utilize our services. Our lawyers provide assistance for clients of any age who may be facing a serious illness or have special needs.