Caring for an aging or frail parent? Exhausted? Overwhelmed? Worried about the nursing home taking your home and savings? If you need an elder law lawyer in Dundalk, Bel Air, Towson, Owings Mills, or Downtown Baltimore, ROB GOLDMAN LEGAL SOLUTIONS is the law firm Marylanders turn to for calm, sensible advice and Peace of Mind.
What is Elder Law? An elder law attorney is an estate planning lawyer whose practice includes a focus and level of experience in the special needs of seniors. Seniors, and those who love them, typically are looking for Peace of Mind, and have questions and concerns about planning for disability, quality of life planning, asset protection planning, getting Wills, Power-of-Attorney and Living Wills in place, concerns about dementia and Alzheimers Disease, considering the need for guardianship, avoiding probate, how to obtain Letters of Administration to probate an estate, seeking advice regarding deed changes, such as adding a family member to a deed, eligibility for Medical Assistance (Medicaid), protecting assets against nursing home costs, and elder abuse, which may be physical and/or financial abuse of an elderly person. An elder law attorney should have the patience and understanding required to communicate effectively with seniors who are frail and have cognitive impairment, and should be willing to make home, nursing home and hospital visits, during and after hours.
Senior citizens want to know why estate planning is especially important to them. Our Elder Law FAQ page covers the essential basic estate planning considerations and documents every senior citizen ought to have, and provides a concise overview of guardianship, nursing home, medicaid, and asset protection planning in an easy to read format. Our Estate Planning Page provides additional helpful information.
Although most of us do not know when a serious disability will occur, we know that almost everyone will experience some form of disability at some time, such as from an automobile accident, or a fall or an illness. If the disability results in mental or physical incapacity, you will not be able to manage your own affairs.
Who do you want to make decisions regarding your health and your business affairs? Don’t you want to be the one to decide who has this power and what they may and may not do? If you do not act, the decision may have to be made by a court, and the Court may appoint someone other than whom you would have chosen.
You can eliminate or reduce much of the stress that a crisis produces by being prepared. Preparation allows others to know and implement your wishes more effectively, and avoids stress and squabbling among those who want to help.
Guardianship Services – Rob Goldman is a guardianship lawyer providing services in the Dundalk, Essex, White Marsh, Parkton, Bel Air, Baltimore, Canton, Towson & Owings Mills areas. Services include exploring alternatives to guardianship, mediation among family members to reach consensus as to a care plan approach, contested guardianships and Medical Assistance (Medicaid) and asset protection planning in case one needs long-term care in a nursing home and cannot afford to private pay.
Rob Goldman is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and is committed to assisting the elderly and the indigent to receive effective legal services.
Contact us now to inquire about our elder law services.