Seniors have unique legal needs that require special attention. You need an experienced team with extensive knowledge in elder law. This area of law encompasses everything from estate planning, powers of attorney, trusts, guardianships, and so much more. You may be an elder who needs assistance or you are a family member who needs help caring for a loved one.

At Kondori & Moorad, LLP, our elder law attorneys can help you care for yourself or your elderly family member. We understand what challenges you face and have the legal solutions to help. Our team offers compassionate and comprehensive representation in everything we do.

Elder Law Overview

An elder law attorney represents our older generations and their families with their unique legal challenges. We help seniors as they age to be prepared for what is to come. Elder law covers everything from health care directives to advanced estate planning concerns. Whatever you need to prepare for the aging process, we have the answers you seek.

Our elder law practice works with individuals and family members to address your specific questions and concerns. We provide individualized advice relevant to your situation and are vocal advocates for your rights. Whether you need help with a current problem or want to plan for the future, an experienced elder law lawyer is there to help.

Elder Law Estate Planning

Elder law estate planning is different from general estate planning. Elder law implements estate plans with a specific focus on issues such as, but not limited to:

  • Long-term care
  • Powers of attorney
  • Possible incapacity
  • Wealth transfer upon death
  • Medicare and Medicaid concerns
  • Guardianship or conservatorship issues
  • Burial and funeral concerns

Every person who seeks elder law representation should also consider their general estate planning needs as well. This might include drafting a will, trusts, and other asset management entities to help you and your family manage your estate.

Drafting Power of Attorney Documents

Some of the most important elder law planning documents are powers of attorney. A power of attorney is a legal document that empowers another person to act on your behalf in accordance with its terms. Powers of attorney can be limited in scope or grant wide powers so you are well taken care of.

There are many types of powers of attorney that may help in your long-term care:

General Power of Attorney: A document that gives general powers over most of your legal affairs.

Limited Power of Attorney: A more limited document that gives someone else specific powers over your life or is limited to a shorter timeframe.

Durable Power of Attorney: A document that is effective immediately but remains in effect even if you become incapacitated at a later date.

Springing Power of Attorney: A document that only becomes effective upon a set condition or event you determine. For example, most springing powers of attorney only become effective upon your incapacity, illness, or other event that makes it difficult to make your own decisions.

How an Elder Law Attorney Can Help

Elder law attorneys provide crucial legal services for aging clients and their entire family. They can help with tasks such as:

  • Drafting powers of attorney to help with long-term care
  • Determining Medicaid eligibility
  • Assisting with Medicaid estate recovery
  • Creating a living will or health care proxy
  • Preparing for long-term care facilities, hospice, or in-home care
  • Preparing your estate plan the way you desire
  • Creating a guardianship or conservatorship to help an elderly loved one
  • Contesting guardianships or conservatorships
  • Working through the petitioning process

These and many other legal services can help protect you or your elderly loved one. Too many realize too late the benefits these documents can provide to your lifestyle and your wealth. Let a qualified elder law attorney help you.

Let an Experienced Elder Law Attorney Get To Work For You

You can take advantage of the many benefits elder law attorneys have to offer you and your family. Create a power of attorney, start your estate planning, and prepare for future contingencies. We can guide you through this process to help you maximize the benefits to your life.

At Kondori & Moorad, LLP, our skilled and compassionate elder law attorneys can help you and your entire family. Contact us today to get started.