When you hear the phrase “elder law attorney” do you automatically think about estate planning and other legal issues related to end-of-life? While elder law attorneys can assist with estate planning, they also handle a diverse range of legal issues faced by older adults and their loved ones. Here are some of the most common legal issues that elder law attorneys handle.
Medicaid applications and Medicaid issues
Many older adults who are on fixed incomes enroll in Medicaid for their healthcare. However, Medicaid applications are tedious and can be confusing for some people, and application errors can result in significant delays. Elder law attorneys are well-versed in Medicaid applications and common issues with eligibility, so they can assist you in determining eligibility and filing your application.
Disability planning, including Power of Attorney
We have no way of knowing how we’ll be impacted by illness, sickness, or accidents as we get older. If you become disabled or incapacitated, do you have a plan in place for your family to follow? Have you nominated a Power of Attorney for your medical, financial, and personal decisions? Being prepared for a time when you can no longer make sound decisions for yourself is very important.
Complex financial and family situations
Blended families, owning several businesses, owning multiple properties, you’ve been married several times… complex family and financial situations are extremely common these days. However, each of these situations presents its own set of legal considerations that you need to be aware of, and elder law attorneys can help you understand what your situation means for you.
Contact a New Jersey elder law attorney today
It’s never too early to start planning for your retirement years. Whether it’s financial planning, planning for any long-term or in-home healthcare you might need in the future, or preparing important documents like Power of Attorney or a Living Trust, an elder law attorney can help you ensure your affairs are in order. Make things easy for yourself and for your family by being prepared.
If you’d like to know more about how our New Jersey elder law attorneys can help you, or if you have any questions, please contact our team at SCC Legal today. We look forward to hearing from you.