The number and percentage of Americans getting older is increasing, as is the prevalence of disabilities due from such diverse causes as strokes, Alzheimer’s type diseases, autism and motor vehicle accidents. As a result, the financial and emotional impact associated with the care for loved ones has become a concern for many families. Ms. Allen helps clients understand their options so they can make informed decisions that carry out their wishes about present and future care.
What is Elder Law?
Elder Law is defined by the clients to be served rather than technical and legal distinctions. An Elder Law attorney works primarily with people as they age and people with disabilities. Elder Law attorneys use a variety of legal tools and techniques to meet the goals and objectives of their clients. Elder Law attorneys typically work with other professionals in various fields to provide their clients quality service and ensure their needs are met.
Using this approach, Ms. Allen can assist in:
- Estate planning focusing on planning for incapacity with alternative decision-making documents
- Planning for possible long-term care needs, including nursing home care
- Medicaid and VA Pension planning to finance the cost of care
- Special needs trust issues for persons with disabilities and their families