Elder Law Attorney
Elder law refers to the branch of law that concerns Americans over the age of 65. As we age, certain issues that were not necessarily in focus during our youth become important, sometimes more important than we imagined they could. For example, questions about your retirement plan might come to the forefront of your mind or you might begin to think seriously about planning your estate.
At Schatt Hesser McGraw, we understand the unique issues that older Americans face. We handle every client's case with sensitivity and a drive for justice.
What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?
There are three main branches of elder law:
- Estate planning and administration, which includes the creation of wills, trusts, and the naming of beneficiaries of your estate. This includes probate law, which is the branch of law dedicated to distributing an individual's assets to his or her beneficiaries after he or she passes.
- Guardianship, which covers all issues related to fiduciary administration, conservatorship, and power of attorney. Related issues include living wills, designating a guardian before the need for one arises, and HIPAA releases.
- Issues related to Medicaid, end-of-life planning, long-term care, and Social Security benefits. This includes advocating for nursing home residents' rights and investigating claims of elder abuse in long-term care facilities.
In many cases, these branches intersect. Whether you find yourself facing multiple legal issues or you simply need professional guidance as you begin the process of planning your estate, enlist the help of an experienced elder law attorney. Do not attempt to manage your legal needs on your own — we can help you understand the terms you are facing and guide you toward solutions that work for you.
Elder Issues are a Hot Topic in Florida
People over the age of 65 make up more than 18 percent of Florida's population. Because this age group comprises such a significant portion of the state's population, it is important for Florida law firms to equip themselves to properly handle these issues. At Schatt Hesser McGraw, we have the knowledge and experience to confidently handle your legal needs.
How Elder Law Attorneys Can Help You
Our attorneys who practice the many areas of elder law can break down the timelines, deadlines, legal terms, and variables you may find yourself facing as you approach the issues listed above. We can also provide you with quality legal advice developed by examining your case's circumstances.
When you work with us, your goals are the most important component of our relationship. Your estate is your legacy. Your healthcare is a vital concern. You have the right to seek recourse following an act of fraud or discrimination. All of these need protection.
Contact Our Firm Today for Your Consultation
During your consultation, we will examine the details of your case and advise you about the next legal steps to take. We recognize the unique position that older Americans have in society and the challenges they often face. For quality legal counsel as you work through your elder law issues, contact Schatt Hesser McGraw.