My name is Therron Causey and I am an attorney with McIntyre Elder Law. While I have always thought of law as a noble pursuit, for many people, it is simply windowless courtrooms, drawn-out legal battles, and, of course, high stress. What if I were to tell you that there is a little-known area of law dedicated to offering peace of mind? I am, of course, talking about Elder Law.
Elder law is a specific area of law dedicated to advocating for the elderly and their loved ones. Older adults often have very specialized needs that warrant the assistance of an attorney that specializes in Elder law. These matters might include Social Security, Medicaid, Long-term Care Planning, Estate Planning, Guardianship proceedings, or navigating the treacherous waters of Probate, just to name a few. Well, where does the peace of mind come in? I am glad you asked.
According to a 2010 study, nearly 70% of people who turned 65 as of 2005 will need some form of long-term care. That is a startling percentage, but what does it really mean? In short, it means that each of us has a considerably high chance of needing some sort of long-term care as we grow older, whether that be in-home, at an assisted living facility, or care at a skilled nursing facility. And how are you going to pay for that care? Unfortunately, many seniors all too often find themselves cashing out their retirements or losing their homes in order to pay for their care. We want to stop that from happening. An experienced elder law attorney can help you develop and implement a plan to qualify you for Medicaid coverage, while still enabling you to preserve and protect your personal assets.
If I have learned anything in life, it is that having a plan is essential. To that end, we can help develop a plan that allows you to sleep peacefully at night, knowing that you have thought of everything. Maybe your goal is to keep the home in the family and have it pass down to future generations. Maybe you need to appoint someone to act on your behalf for legal, financial, or healthcare related decisions. The list goes on and there is almost an untold number of ways that an Elder Law Attorney can help. I am proud to wake up every day charged with preserving a lifetime of accomplishments and I am grateful to work alongside the many other professionals at McIntyre Elder Law that take the charge head on.
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