If you have heard of Elder Law but are not sure of what all it encompasses you are not alone. Elder Law is the practice of assisting older adults and their families with the common legal concerns that arise.
Here are some of the most common areas that and Elder Law attorney can assist you in:
Preparing Documents—This includes creating Wills, Trusts, assigning financial and medical Power of Attorney’s.
Navigating Probate—Probate is the legal process in which your estate passes through the court system. This process is often an expensive and time consuming. An Elder Law attorney can help you to navigate probate or can create an Estate Plan that avoids it all together.
Nursing Home Abuse—If you are concerned that your loved one is the not receiving proper medical care in their nursing home an Elder Law attorney can assist. Your loved one deserves the best quality of care and your Elder Law attorney will ensure that nursing home regulations are being met.
Medicaid Planning—There are many rules and regulations to qualify for nursing home care that is covered by Medicaid. If you or your loved one can’t afford nursing home care an Elder Law attorney can assess if you meet the financial qualifications required by Medicaid.
These are just a few of the areas an Elder Law attorney can assist you with during the Estate Planning process. To learn out more about the benefits of Estate Planning in Vermont contact our offices today.