Elder Care Law
As people age, their legal concerns take on new dimensions, and the myriad of regulations surrounding elder care law can seem confusing and overwhelming. It’s more than simply making a will or setting up a trust to handle financial affairs. According to USLegal.com, “Elder law is a specialized area of legal practice, covering estate planning, wills, trusts, arrangements for care, social security and retirement benefits, protection against elder abuse (physical, emotional and financial), and other [topics] involving older people.” And in addition to all those documents and decisions, you must consider how your decision in one area might affect outcomes in another area. For example, how might your leaving your assets to your spouse in a will affect his or her future eligibility for nursing home Medicaid funding? Or how will decisions you make today affect your ability to protect life savings nursing home expenses would deplete in a few short years or less? And who will make decisions regarding your fiscal or medical care if you are unable to do so? An attorney specializing in elder law is uniquely qualified to provide the guidance, estate planning, health care and Medicaid planning needed to protect your assets and ensure the highest possible quality of life as you live out your retirement years.
Your Estate Planning and Elder Law Firm
Attorneys for senior citizens who specialize in Elder Law are expertly qualified to provide services in a wide variety of legal situations that affect aging clients. Glenn A. Deig, Attorney at Law, is a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) as declared by the National Elder Law Foundation. In addition, he holds a certification as Estate Administration and Probate Specialist through the Probate, Trust and Real Property Section of the Indiana State Bar Association.
Whether your questions are related to one or many legal issues, our professionals in Elder Law will ensure that you receive the expert guidance you need to achieve the outcomes you desire in your health care and wealth preservation planning and to navigate all the complicated aspects of life in your retirement years.