Elder Law

The elderly and their families are often faced with a diverse set of legal concerns. Whether you are planning ahead for your own long term care needs, or have been called upon to assist an incapacitated loved one, you probably have many questions. Our attorneys will work closely with you to help you:

  • Understand your options for paying for long-term care, whether you or your loved one need care at home or in a facility, including Medical Assistance programs such as Family Care, IRIS, Community Options Program (COP), Partnership, that may be available to help pay for your long-term care.
  • Develop a plan to help you preserve your assets, hasten your eligibility for Medical Assistance, and minimize or avoid Estate Recovery.
  • Apply for Medical Assistance benefits.
  • Work with the Estate Recovery Program to resolve claims or liens.
  • Update your estate planning and advance directives to plan ahead for incapacity and facilitate future planning.
  • Seek guardianship of an incapacitated loved one.
  • Take action to protect yourself or your loved one from elder abuse.
  • Develop a plan to provide for family members with special needs.