Elder law is a specialized and rapidly developing area of the law encompassing a wide range of services for our senior clients and the families who love them. At Harrison & Held, our attorneys incorporate traditional estate planning strategies such as wills, trusts and powers of attorney with innovative strategies designed to deal with the effects of illness and aging. We counsel our clients on the benefits of using proactive planning tools such as long term care insurance, if feasible to protect their hard-earned savings. Pre-planning also may involve establishing enhanced financial powers of attorney, planning for incapacity to avoid guardianships, and Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts to preserve assets for future generations. Given the fact that people are living longer, the potential for needing long-term health-care that will financially devastate a family increases with every generation. When you plan in advance, you simply have more options. Our attorneys have the expertise and experience to work with you to design strategies in advance to avoid financial ruin.
Sometimes, though, time runs out before your affairs are arranged. Even in a crisis, we can find solutions. H& H attorneys establish guardianships to secure and protect seniors from financial exploitation, and when necessary, effectively litigate contested guardianship issues when family controversy arises.
Our attorneys guide individuals and their families through the complex and ever-changing maze of laws, rules and regulations of government benefits eligibility of Medicare, Medicaid, and Veterans benefits. We assist and counsel clients utilizing a variety of tools such as caregiver agreements, life estates, asset protection trusts, sole benefit trusts, special needs trusts as well as gifting strategies using promissory notes or annuities to help qualify for Medicaid benefits. We also help the veterans who have served our country during war-time to qualify for Aid and Attendance benefits.
Our firm is best known for its extraordinary personalized, compassionate services offered during the most emotionally challenging and stressful times for an individual or family. With proper advice and planning we can help preserve your assets and your dignity.