Tag: Elder Law

What is a Health Care Proxy and Health Care Agent?

As you or a loved one gets older, you realize how expensive health care can really be. It gets to be a handful with all the different forms to fill out and people that you need to speak on your behalf when it comes to medical decisions. Taking the time to meet with an elder law attorney to go over your health care proxy form and the questions you have will help ease the process.

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Medicaid Planning: Planning for Long-Term Costs

As you or your loved one gets older, taking care of payments for healthcare can get expensive especially when there are bills for so many different things. When you are going through this whether directly, or indirectly, you want to be sure someone is there for you along the way. I willadvocate on your behalf to ensure that your money is being used correctly. Iknow the ins and outs of Medicaid,and I can set up a plan. I often work with individuals and theirfamilies to plan out the best way to use their money.

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Why Do You Need a Power of Attorney?

I often work with families who need to determine the power of attorney (POA) for themselves or a loved one. I have found that most of the time they are unsure of what a POA does, or how to choose the right person for this responsibility. It is important to sit down with a trusted elder law representative, so you are comfortable with this document, and all your questions are answered.

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What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?

Since I have many clients approach me needing one service – such as estate planning, assistance with Medicaid, or helping with estate administration, they are sometimes unclear exactly what an elder law attorney can comprehensively do. Elder law, the specialty that grew in the 1980s out of Medicaid and long-term care, doesn’t focus on a particular area of law, such as a divorce attorney. Instead, elder law is based around the client and provides a wide range of services in many areas.

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