Our attorneys help clients navigate through various areas affecting seniors, including qualifying for Medicaid to obtain Community Care and/or Nursing Home. We aim to ensure that our clients assets are protected so that hard-earned assets are not depleted in an effort to obtain long term care. The high cost of long term care makes it critical for seniors to understand their options and plan accordingly.
Our specialized knowledge of elder laws allows us to provide the same effective legal counsel as the larger New York law firms, but do so with a tailored empathetic approach to the individual client.
We offer a full range of planning services for estates of all sizes and complexities, including:
Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
Financial Powers of Attorney
Health Care Proxies
Insurance Planning (ILITs)
GRATs, QPRTs, Sale to Grantor Trust
Retirement Asset Planning (Qualified and Non-Qualified Plans, IRAs, Roth IRA, 401(k))
When sensitive times require an empathetic attorney, Sarah fills the role.
Paul’s business background allows him to better serve his clients .
You may be afraid of losing your home if you have to enter a nursing home and apply for Medicaid. While this fear is well-founded, transferring the home to your children is usually not the best way to protect it.
Although you generally do not have to sell your home in order to qualify for Medicaid coverage of nursing home care, the state could file a claim against the house after you die. If you get help from Medicaid to pay for the nursing home, the state must attempt to recoup from your estate whatever benefits it paid for your care. This is called "estate recovery." If you want to protect your home from this recovery, you may be tempted to give it to your children.
Many seniors and their families are apprehensive to use a lawyer to plan for long-term care or Medicaid, often because they are afraid of the cost. But an attorney can help you save money in the long run as well as make sure you are getting the best care for your loved one.
Instead of taking steps based on what you've heard from others, doing nothing, or enlisting a non-lawyer referred by a nursing home, you can hire an elder law attorney. Here are a few reasons why you should at least consider this option: