As Elder Law attorneys, our practice concentrates on legal planning designed to meet the lifetime needs of older persons, disabled persons, their families, and their caregivers. The planning focuses on your lifetime needs, and future wishes for you and your loved ones. For example, this may involve planning for:
- The management of your assets in the event of disability
- Protection of life savings
- Long-term care planning
- Dealing with incapacity
- Access to health care and public benefits, and
- Planning for distribution of assets upon death.
Elder law not only involves planning for those issues, but can also include planning for aging in place (resources and support for growing older at home), retirement questions, and other special legal matters associated with aging and disability.
The attorneys at Conforti & Hennig are particularly sensitive to the special needs of the older client and are able to respond to those needs with advice and recommendations designed to protect assets and assure personal choice.
When May It Be Helpful To Consult An Elder Law Attorney?
The situations in which an elder law attorney may be helpful are numerous and include:
- Durable powers of attorney
- Health care surrogate designations
- Planning for long-term care and Medicaid
- Residential alternatives
- Special needs trusts for disabled individuals
- Trusts – revocable and irrevocable
- Preventing and correcting abuse, exploitation or neglect of an elderly person