Elder Law covers all aspects of planning, counseling, education, and advocating for their older clients and families. Elder Law attorneys assist clients with their living situation, their financial, health, and long-term care planning. Legal direction is given to families to help the client preserve as much of the homestead and other assets as possible from nursing home costs. When necessary, assistance is then given with probate proceedings to help the family transition from one generation to the next.
Many U.S. veterans and their spouse qualify for some form of benefits and do not realize it. In particular, many aging veterans struggle to pay for their care and are not aware of a pension benefit – Aid and Attendance – that exists for those veterans and their spouses.
Medicaid planning is often referred to as asset protection against unforeseen medical costs. Specifically, families want to plan for the best possible care of their loved one without running out of money due to long-term care and nursing home costs.