The older we get, the more challenges we face—especially when it comes to health services, end of life care, finances, and legal rights. For senior citizens navigating these issues, the counsel of an experienced Elder Law Attorney is indispensable.
What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?
The main function of an Elder Law Attorney is to be an advocate for you and your loved ones. He or she handles a wide range of legal issues pertinent to senior citizens, such as:
This usually includes application and qualification for Medicaid benefits like general health care, Home & Community based waivers, nursing home/hospital care, and SSI benefits.
An Elder Law Attorney will ensure that you have a solid will so that the distribution of your estate is handled according to your wishes.
Power of Attorney
In the event you become incapacitated and unable to make decisions about your finances, estate, or healthcare, a power of attorney will manage these things for you. For this, an Elder Law Attorney will ensure that you receive a secure, complete power of attorney that fits all your needs.
Guardianships and Conservatorships
A well-drafted power of attorney can often alleviate the necessity of guardianship or conservatorship. That said, time and circumstances don’t always play to our favor. When needed, Guardianships and conservatorships can provide important stability for a ward and/or the family. It is the job of an Elder Law Attorney to ensure this process is handled correctly with your best interests in mind.
Choosing An Elder Law Attorney
Your Elder Law Attorney will work closely with your family on various legal and personal matters. That’s why it’s important to choose someone who you trust to handle these issues with sensitivity, urgency, and the utmost professionalism.
At Stanko, Senter & Mitchell, we specialize in Elder Law, and we pride ourselves on providing the best possible legal service to our clients so they can enjoy the peace of mind knowing that their future is secure.
If you’re looking for an Elder Law Attorney we’d love the chance to speak with you. Just follow this link to schedule your consultation today.