The term "elder law" is a wide-encompassing term including matters such as Medicaid planning, guardianship issues, advance directives (living wills), powers of attorney, wills and trusts, estate planning, nursing home care planning, probate and estate administration. Lawyers who practice in this field of law must have knowledge and experience with every area.
Experienced Attorneys For Matters Of Elder Law
At the Smithtown law firm of Grabie & Grabie, LLP, Attorneys at Law, we are passionate about enhancing New York families' present peace of mind, while assisting with future elder law issue planning. Our lawyers have more than 100 years of combined legal experience helping Long Islanders with issues of elder law, and we work hard to stay on the cutting edge in these and related legal areas for the benefit of our clients.
Some of our primary goals are to help families plan meaningfully for the compassionate long-term health care of elderly family members, and to prepare parents and children for a smooth passing of assets from one generation to the next.
What You Can Expect During Your First Meeting With An Elder Law Attorney
Contact us to arrange for a comprehensive consultation on your elder law concerns. We will spend approximately two hours with you undertaking a thorough and exhaustive analysis of the long-term care needs of the seniors in your family. We also will discuss the most important things you need to know about estate planning and related matters, such as:
- Medicaid eligibility: We will show you innovative, up-to-date methods for asset protection planning. We are concerned with an elderly person's comfortable living arrangements during retirement years, as well as for preparation for a time when Medicaid might be needed for nursing home care or home-bound elder care.
- Asset protection: We help our clients take advantage of innovative methods of asset protection such as pooled trusts run by charities, which allow elders to remain in their homes and out of nursing homes longer.
- Medicaid applications: We have an exceptionally high success rate with Medicaid applications, and our Medicaid eligibility lawyers are eager to share some of our strategies with your family.
- Advance directives for health care: We will explain to how to use advance directives (Living Wills) to ensure that a loved one's wishes for health care are respected even if he or she is unable to voice desires for long-term healthcare at the time of a medical crisis.
- Guardianships: We will also discuss what might happen if he or she should need someone else in the family to be appointed as legal guardian in the event no advance directives or power of attorney for health care are in place.
Don't Wait Until It's Too Late
Contact Grabie & Grabie, LLP, Attorneys at Law, today to schedule an initial interview so we can help show your family the way toward greater peace of mind. Call us in Smithtown at 631-360-5600 or send us an email.