Elder Law

Our attorneys are devoted to the legal needs of seniors and their families. We counsel clients in the following areas:

  • Arranging effective plans for nursing home expenses
  • Health and long-term care planning
  • Public benefits (including Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security)
  • Surrogate decision-making (includes powers of attorney and guardianships)
  • An older person's legal capacity
  • The conservation, disposition and administration of the older person's estate (including wills, trust and probate of an estate)

In advising about these matters, we educate clients about the applicable tax consequences of the actions taken on each individual client's behalf.

In addition, our attorneys have experience with the following areas of concern:

  • Abuse, neglect, or exploitation of the older person
  • Insurance
  • Housing
  • Long-term care
  • Employment
  • Retirement
 
Attorneys specializing in Elder Law include:
 
 
 
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Califf & Harper, P.C. March 2013 Newsletter