Medical, financial, and caregiving services are complex; elder law attorneys are lawyers who assist the elderly (and their family members and caregivers) with issues related to aging and long-term care. It is considered a subspecialty of estate planning. Specific areas in which our office is well-versed include:
- Preservation and transfer of assets
- Long-term care planning, placement, and finances; including in-home care and nursing care
- Medicare and Medicaid [MaineCare] planning
- Estate and disability planning, including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney for financial and health needs
- Guidance on using retirement benefits
- Probate and estate administration
- Conservatorships and guardianships (in the event of physical or mental incapacity)
- Home equity conversions (reverse mortgages)
- Elder abuse and fraud recovery issues
Typically, working with an elder law attorney is a long-term relationship, not just as a transaction. There is no set obligation, but the expectation is that aging is a process where things keep changing, so an attorney’s guidance may be needed periodically.
The information presented on this website is general in nature and not intended to be legal advice. No attorney-client relationship will exist with Jones, Kuriloff & Sargent, LLC unless agreed to in writing. Please contact us to discuss your particular situation.