With baby boomers growing older, elder care law becomes a primary concern for many individuals and their families. Although some seniors may believe that organizing their own health care and finances is easy, the Law Offices of Jayme L. Levy LLC will assist individuals in making the most of their planning. Many facets in elder care must be considered by individuals and their caretakers and loved ones, whether its planning for retirement, arranging health and long-term care, including Medicaid matters, or figuring out the best method of asset protection and estate planning. Hiring an experienced lawyer to handle the numerous legal matters associated with the aging process eases the transition into a new stage of life for the client.
Aging and disabled veterans may not realize the benefits to which they are entitled. Although veterans’ benefits may be a boon for veterans and their spouses, the application process may be a long, challenging one, which involves specific criteria that must be met by the applicant that’s best handled by a knowledgeable lawyer.
Elder care law covers all planning aspects for individuals and their families, from retirement and estate planning to health care concerns. Hiring a skilled attorney to streamline the process will ensure a fruitful and secure future for the client.
When engaging in estate planning for the client, the lawyer will review and assist the client in writing a last will and testament, living wills (advance directives), living or special needs trusts, life estate deeds, designating beneficiaries, health care, and/or financial powers of attorney.
In order to file a guardianship for disabled individuals or non-biological minor children, hiring an attorney for guidance is vital due to the challenge and intricacies of the process. By successfully filing a guardianship, the guardian is enabled to make decisions for the individual regarding finances, health care, and other legal matters.
Navigating Medicaid may present challenges for individuals with limited knowledge of it. A lawyer will advise the client on eligibility in applying for the Medicaid long term care benefits program, and the variety of Medicaid waivers available for home and community-based services in the state of Maryland.
When an estate goes to probate, the settlement of the estate may become complicated and cause additional stress for the individuals involved, especially when the legality of a will is contested in a caveat estates litigation case. It is absolutely imperative to seek the assistance of a lawyer who will guide you through the process.
Accompanying the guardianship process in some respects, special needs planning accounts for the special needs children’s present and future needs while assessing their eligibility for public benefits and managing their assets. The goal in special needs planning is to give individuals enough independence to enhance their quality of life without increasing their worries.
Planning in advance to ensure your finances and health matters are organized and protected when you no longer can handle them lessens the burden for you and your loved ones. Call our Maryland elder care lawyers at the Law Offices of Jayme L. Levy LLC at 410-512-6605, or contact us online to see how we can assist you in planning your future with compassion and consideration. Visit our office in Towson, Maryland where we represent clients in Columbia and Ellicott City, Maryland, as well as the greater Baltimore County and Howard County areas.