Elder Law Attorney
After growing up with four grandparents living near her, Shelby knew at a young age that she had a connection to the elderly community. It is overwhelming for anyone to discuss aging and the hard questions that inevitably crop up. Will I reside in my home? How will my family be able to afford the care I need? Am I qualified for assistance? Our goal is to encourage individual dignity while providing solutions to the problems at hand.
Pre-Planning and Asset Protection
Whether you are 45 or 65, it is important to think about protecting your assets and planning for long term care. We can plan for future scenarios by discussing client goals and legal options. Aging issues such as longevity, terminal illness or a wealth of assets, will be handled in a proactive approach to fulfill your wishes.
Some examples of pre-planning techniques are:
- Discussing and changing title to real estate;
- Creating trusts for you and your family members;
- Planning for your funeral and burial arrangements; and
- Drafting or updating your estate planning documents to ensure compliance with Florida law and any future incapacity.
We understand that often when a loved one is applying for Medicaid there are already so many moving parts involved that it becomes frustrating. A Medicaid application can be time-consuming and confusing. Our office will coordinate with you, the Department of Children and Families (DCF), and a facility, if any, to help ease the stress that comes along with applying for assistance. In addition, our office will review all the documentation you provide, assess whether any planning may be done to qualify for benefits and discuss that with you and your family members, if you wish.
Annual Review for Medicaid Eligible Individuals
Has a year already passed from the date of eligibility? A Medicaid eligible client must file an annual review to DCF to ensure continued eligibility. Our office will prepare the annual review, coordinate the documents needed from you and file everything in a prompt manner.
Contact our office today for a free consultation to discuss your goals and needs with us!