Elder law is not a traditional area of law but a relatively new concept which deals with issues faced by the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population: the elderly. This area of law combines elements of estate planning, wills and trusts, guardianships and advance directives (health care proxies and powers of attorney).
While there has always been a need for estate planning to pass wealth on to beneficiaries, seniors are now living longer and traditional planning does not always address their particular needs. Whether it’s a long-term care question or a concern as to what to do if a person becomes incapacitated, at The Villani Law Group, PLLC, we can tailor a plan that is the least restrictive and offers sound legal advice.
Queens Elder Care Planning Lawyers
At The Villani Law Group, PLLC, our Queens elder law lawyers provide legal advice and representation to clients with a broad range of concerns. Ultimately, our clients have questions in two main areas of elder law:
- Guardianships: If a loved one becomes incapacitated and no directives are in place to stipulate who makes decisions for this individual, a guardianship proceeding may have to be commenced. In these situations, a guardian is appointed to assist your loved one with decision-making and financial security.
- Medicaid planning: Medicaid helps ensure that seniors have access to nursing homes or home care attendants as the need arises. The government will look at an individual’s financial resources when determining the amount of assistance. Our firm can help you prepare for this by carefully analyzing your finances and providing detailed recommendations about how to protect yourself and your assets.
Schedule a consultation with an attorney at The Villani Law Group, PLLC, to discuss your matter in greater detail.
If you have concerns regarding elder law, contact The Villani Law Group, PLLC For the convenience of our clients, we offer services in English, Greek and Spanish. Call our office at 718-680-6008 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.