With the advent of technologies and better treatment, life expectancies have increased across the board. As a result, most of us face the possibility of having to pay for costly long-term care. Without a plan for such expenses, one ends up depleting inheritance, selling assets that have been in the family for generations. Unless one has private insurance, Medicaid (MassHealth) is the only Government Insurance that pays for long-term care, such as nursing homes. There are strict income requirements to qualify for such a benefit. Many families unnecessarily waste thousands of dollars on nursing home care or falsely believe they must spend down all assets to be eligible for Medicaid. As an Elder Law Counsel and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), at Roberson Law Group, we provide you with sound strategies and comprehensive planning for seniors to plan for nursing home care, preserve family wealth for you and your children. We work closely with elderly clients or family members to cover all the bases.
We are well equipped to provide probate and estate administration services. Many clients are often surprised to know that elder law attorneys regularly counsel clients of all ages who are healthy but wish to proactively manage the possibility of any disability issues that might arise and jeopardize their well-being and their financial security.
- Medicaid planning — We are focus on protecting family assets from the costs of long-term care, when that time comes, through irrevocable Medicaid Trusts, life estates, private annuities, and other sound strategies.
- Estate planning — We assist elderly clients in drafting wills, durable powers of attorney, living wills, health care proxies.
- Guardianship — We help petition the Probate Court to appoint a competent person to take care and make decisions on behalf of a child or incapacitated person.
- Conservatorships — We help secure the
appointment of a qualified person to make financial decisions on behalf of a
minor or someone who is mentally or physically unable to care for themselves.