Elder Law and Special Needs Law
What Does the Area of Elder Law Cover?
Every area of life has its unique challenges. As we age, it is essential to plan for the next stages of life. The field of Elder Law focuses on those areas of which we will all require assistance. These areas include receiving needed and appropriate medical care, receiving financial aid, or setting up ways to legally distribute wealth and assets.
There are times when, regardless of age, a person cannot care for or make decisions for themselves.
Children and Adults with severe disabilities require Special Needs planning. We help you plan for long-term care, including medical and financial planning.
Elder Law and Special Needs Planning
At the Law Offices of Nicole Zuvich, we focus on Elder Law and Special Needs Planning. These are sensitive areas of law we approach carefully and tactfully. As people age, they may not be able to take care of themselves or their family as they had done so for so many years.
It is difficult to go from being the person taking care of others to requiring medical, financial, or other specialized services.
There are many ways that we help families prepare for and get through these times. We work with families and individuals to prepare advance directive documents such as Wills, Trusts, Health Care Proxies, and Powers of Attorney.
Everyone Needs Advance Directives Like a Health Care Proxy or Power of Attorney
The Law Office of Nicole Zuvich will help you with Medicaid Planning and Long-Term Care. It is always best to be educated in and plan for these possibilities before you need them. Other areas of Elder law include Guardianship, Real Estate Planning, and Probate.
Special Needs Planning is when an individual requires long-term care and planning regardless of age.
Cases of Special Needs Planning can be due to birth-related issues, progressive genetic issues, or even an accident with long-term and severe consequences.
Special Needs Planning requires financial remedies such as trusts, healthcare planning, household, and residence planning. A special-needs individual may also need plans for updates to guardianship. Family members and parents who are legal guardians will age, require assistance themselves, and pass on. Guardians should consider and plan for the future care for their ward.
Guardianship is an Important Part of Our Practice
At the Law Office of Nicole Zuvich, we often work with families who have not planned and are dealing with aging parents that require assistance to get the care they need. When a client becomes incapacitated, we go to Guardianship Court if they had not prepared for the possibility or even passed away without a Will.
Nicole and her associates are adept in litigating cases where an incapacitated person’s health, finances, and general well-being may be at risk. Our lawyers and supporting staff are knowledgeable in the interplay of Guardianship rules, Medicaid rules, inheritance, tax, and other potential issues that could adversely impact the incapacitated person.
It is never too early to start the process of planning for the future. Having your advance directives in place can save your family pain and confusion. The decisions you make now are not your final say. These are all living documents. You can change, update, and modify documents as your age and circumstances change.
Call the Law Offices of Nicole Zuvich for Yourself or a Loved-one in Need of Assistance
Call the Law Offices of Nicole Zuvich. We will assist with planning for yourself, or an aging loved one or a family member with special needs.