A qualified elder law attorney can help you and your family navigate the convoluted maze of rules and regulations and help plan for the staggering cost of long-term care. We help seniors and their families with long-term care legal issues that they are currently facing or will face in the future.

The biggest challenge facing seniors today is how do they pay for their long-term care.  If you fail to plan for long-term care, you will have your life savings wiped out.

Qualifying for Medicaid or other government benefits potentially available to you (like Veterans Aid and Attendance pension) can mean the difference between losing your life savings and living comfortably throughout your golden years or struggling to pay your bills.

We, at the Law Offices of Southern Elder Law, PLLC, focus on helping our clients plan for their long-term care.  Our focus is on our client’s independence, safety, and security.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone be able to cut through the bureaucracy and red tape of long-term care planning? Through our extensive knowledge of government benefit programs like Medicaid and Veterans Aid and Attendance pension, and our 23 plus years of experience in helping other families plan, we can help you and your family come up with a plan to pay for your long-term care and to protect your life’s savings.

We also help seniors with estate planning and guardianship issues. If your parents need a durable power of attorney or an advanced directive for healthcare, we can help. If you have a loved one who is unable to manage his/her own financial affairs, we can assist you with obtaining a conservatorship. If a loved one is unable to care for himself/herself a guardianship is in order and we can help you with that also.

We take a holistic approach to the long-term care planning process. You wouldn’t ask your doctor to diagnose you without the opportunity to examine you and consider your medical history, would you?  You wouldn’t go see a podiatrist if you were having a heart attack! Why would you go to an attorney to lay out a plan for you without taking an in-depth look at you, your health, income and assets and your long-term care needs?

It does not make sense for you to go to an attorney who is not well schooled in the issues facing you now and in your golden years.  Many lawyers sit down with you in a 30-minute meeting, propose a plan to you, and take your money without fully understanding the importance of your long-term care planning. Over the years, we have learned that the traditional approach to estate planning often leads to unsatisfactory results to you and your family.