Elder law possesses many of the same issues as estate planning, but for the aging population. Our needs change as we age, both health and legal needs. For example, in elder law, we here at Hudack Law help clients plan for needing long-term care. Also, how it can be paid for without depleting all savings. Elder law can also help clients already in long-term care.
Assisting people with disabilities is also an essential area of elder law in obtaining care-related benefits. If a client becomes incapacitated, then planning is critical to protect assets and get the proper medical care. Of course, the best for the client is to have an estate plan in place with written documentation of their desires in the event of incapacitation.
We can help the client’s family carry out their wishes in the best manner possible. How will they pay for their medical care? A conservatorship? Is the proper support network in place to provide trusted and competent care? Does the client need to create a special needs trust? These are some questions we can answer.