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What is “Elder Law”?

The National Elder Law Foundation defines “Elder Law” as the legal practice of counseling and representing older persons and their representatives about the legal aspects of health and long term care planning, public benefits, surrogate decision-making, older persons’ legal capacity, the conservation, disposition and administration of older persons’ estates and the implementation of their decisions concerning such matters, giving due consideration to the applicable tax consequences of the action, or the need for more sophisticated tax expertise.

Today, elder Texans and their families face increasingly complex decisions about legal and financial matters, particularly those related to health care:

  • How do I avoid impoverishment if my spouse needs long-term care?
  • How can I protect my assets if I need long-term care?
  • What programs or benefits are available to cover my long-term care costs?
  • How can I get help with the Medicaid application process?
  • What should I do about a will, a living will and powers of attorney?
  • Do I need a trust? Do I need long-term care insurance?
  • How can I plan for care for my child with a disability when I am gone?

In our Elder Law practice, we provide legal and financial services frequently needed by older persons and their families. Many of our clients face expensive medical needs, such as long-term care in their own home, in an Assisted Living Facility or in a nursing home. We help them and their families conserve their assets as much as possible, while seeking the best possible care in the most desirable environment. Providing peace of mind for our clients is one of our foremost goals.

We also look for issues of concern for older persons or their representatives with respect to insurance, housing, long term care, employment, and retirement. We would be happy to meet with you and your family to discuss these issues. Click here to contact us.

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We have assembled an experienced team of professionals to insure that our clients receive the highest-quality legal services and guidance. to learn more about our attorneys and support staff, please visit our staff page.

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