We focus on serving the legal needs of clients as they age and use a variety of legal tools and techniques to meet the goals and objectives of clients.
Rather than being defined by technical and legal distinctions, our Elder Law practice is defined by the clients to be served. In other words, LCR’s Elder Law legal practice focuses on serving the legal needs of clients as they age. We typically work with other professionals in various fields to provide our clients quality service and ensure their needs are met.
Using this holistic approach, for example, we will address general estate planning issues and will counsel clients about planning for incapacity with alternative decision-making documents. We will also assist clients in planning for possible long-term care needs, including nursing home care. Locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating private and public resources to finance the cost of care, and working to ensure the client’s right to quality care are all part of our Elder Law practice.
Legal problems that affect the elderly are growing in number. Our laws and regulations are becoming more complex. Actions taken by older people with regard to a single matter may have unintended legal effects. As attorneys dealing with the elderly, we have a broad understanding of the laws that may have an impact on a given situation, to avoid future problems.
LCR’s Elder Law practice encompasses all aspects of planning for aging, illness and incapacaity. Some of these include:
Preservation of assets and income seeking to avoid spousal impoverishment when a spouse enters a nursing home.
Guardianships and conservatorships.
Health and personal care planning including powers of attorney and living wills, lifetime planning, family issues.
Long-term care insurance, Medicare and Social Security.
Medicaid applications and representation at Fair Hearings.
Resident rights in long term care facilities including Nursing Homes, Assisted Living facilities and Senior Housing.
Special Needs Trusts and Planning
Employment and retirement matters, age or disability discrimination and grandparents’ rights.
Estate planning, including planning for the management of one’s estate during life and its disposition on death through the use of trusts, wills and other planning documents.
Probate Law and Estate Administration.
Administration and management of trusts.
Our focus is to fully inform his clients in all of these areas of the law and make them confident and comfortable when dealing with elder law issues and concerns.
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