The purpose of our Medicaid planning practice is to preserve the maximum amount of money an individual or couple has accumulated while meeting two goals: allowing them to qualify for Medicaid and to avoid financial disaster and poverty for the healthy spouse.
An individually crafted estate plan can provide you and your family members with peace of mind. An estate plan ensures that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and that certain health care and end-of-life decisions are made.
This document addresses what health care or method(s) of treatment is to be administered to the person making the directive in situations of permanent unconsciousness or where there is no reasonable hope of recovery.
The estate administration and probate process can be complicated for individuals who have virtually no experience in these matters. If you have been named executor, administrator or trustee of an estate, the Elder Care Law Center advises you to seek legal help from our firm.
The standard of care which these facilities must provide is regulated by state and federal law. Although no one likes to imagine their loved ones are being abused or neglected, attorney Gerard Woods has spent decades in representing the neglected and abused.
A guardianship is typically sought when an elderly or incapacitated person is unable to handle his or her finances and personal affairs. When the guardianship is appointed, the guardian assumes responsibility for the person’s finances, health and safety.