As the ordinary life expectancy continues to increase, so does the need for Elder law. This special area of law concentrates on satisfying the goals of older individuals and their families. State and federal laws are complicated; legal issues affecting the elderly and the handicapped are difficult to deal with alone.
Our specially trained and professional lawyers and staff are here to assist. We have attorneys in Alpena, Petoskey, and Traverse City, Michigan who specialize in Elder Law and Estate Planning.
Elderly Law Services:
Living Wills and Power of Attorneys
Social Security and Retirement Planning
Guardianships and Conservatorships
Medicaid Planning & Assistance in the application process
Protection of Family Assets from creditors and avoidable taxation
Long Term Care, Assisted Living & Nursing Home Issues
Medicare and Paying for Health Care
Long Term Care
Many people want to know when Medicaid will cover retirement home costs that can run $75,000 a year or more. Very few individuals can pay those expenses from their regular earnings, and it doesn’t take long to lose all one’s savings or assets from recovery by the State. Long term care insurance is too costly for lots of people. A person already ill may be uninsurable.
Attorneys understand this regularly changing area of the law and how exemption planning can save assets from waste. It is a complex field and must be dealt with by an attorney who knows Medicaid law and stays current on it.
Long Term Care Planning
Having a discussion with your loved one about his/her long term care wishes beforehand will be valuable when the time comes for you to make decisions about their care when they cannot care for themselves. The first step in the planning procedure is having a discussion about your family or love one’s long term care desires.