Elder Law & Medicaid Lawyer
Local offices in Baltimore City, Dundalk, Towson, & Owings Mills, and Bel Air in Harford County Maryland
Rob Goldman is your “go to” Maryland Elder Law attorney for a shoulder to lean on, clear explanations, and legal advice you can count on. A knowledgeable, compassionate estate planning lawyer for Seniors and frail elderly, with over 34 years of practical experience, Rob Goldman can bring you Peace of Mind.
Concerned about maintaining your independence? Caring for an elderly or frail parent? Worrying about how to pay nursing home costs? Asset protection, quality of life, Peace of Mind, … requires a little planning to get one’s affairs in order, … before its too late.
Taking care of an elderly parent can be exhausting and overwhelming without a functional support system. Siblings and children often are pre-occupied with their own lives. Relationship tensions and differences of opinions and involvement can create tremendous stress. Professional guidance as early as possible in the process can go along way to resolving these concerns. You may be surprised as to what can be accomplished if handled the right way!
What is Elder Law? Elder Law is an integrative approach to providing estate planning and other legal services to seniors to improve their quality of life, address economic security concerns, and provide Peace of Mind.
A caring Elder Law attorney can relate to the needs of the elderly for care, support, guidance and protection at a time they feel most vulnerable and concerned about maintaining their dignity and independence.
What kind of legal planning do Seniors need or want? The top four are: 1) Wills, Powers-of-Attorney, and Advanced Directives to get their legal affairs in order; 2) Medicare, Medicaid and Nursing Home Issues; 3) How to protect Assets, especially their home and income, from being taken to pay the nursing home; and 4) Guardianship, Care-Givers, and Elder Abuse issues.
The safety and welfare of elderly clients is a top priority. So too is protection against financial and physical abuse, providing assistance to facilitate an appropriate home environment, supervision, addressing socialization and avoiding isolation and depression through a strong support system, and access to doctors and care services. Experience matters. For a quick review of what you need to know about inheritance planning, read our blog: Inheritance as a Source of Family Conflict
Powers of attorney, guardianship and personal care contracts can be critical documents for basic and advance assistance to seniors who are no longer able to properly manage their affairs alone, and to timely plan to transition to a more appropriate living arrangement and begin asset protection planning. For an understanding of how a Personal Care Agreement can protect your home and assets against being applied to pay for nursing home costs, read our blog: Why a Personal Care Agreement May be Your Best Option to Protect Your Home and Savings
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.
FEELING LOST WITH MANAGING YOUR FINANCES ?
Many divorced and widowed individuals whose spouses managed the family’s finances suddenly find themselves overwhelmed and feeling helpless. We want you to know that it really isn’t that hard! If you are mentally competent, you are most probably quite capable of managing your finances with confidence. You just need someone to show you how.
Since managing your finances safely involves more than just learning how to operate a checkbook, we offer a clear, simple, step-by-step approach to learning the things you need to know to manage your finances with confidence. Learn how to avoid being taken advantage of by family members or predators. Avoid unnecessary risks caused by well-intentioned people with limited knowledge or awareness of these risks.
You will feel better about yourself when you feel you know what you are doing and don’t need to be reliant on others. So, take the first step. Invest in yourself and schedule a 90 minute “Financial Freedom Consultation.” Call Rob Goldman Legal Solutions today at 410-288-4060.
Guardianship Services – Looking the for the best guardianship lawyer? Rob Goldman is a local guardianship attorney providing services in Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Harford County, Maryland. Rob Goldman is committed to protecting the elderly against financial and physical abuse, ensuring proper care and supervision, promoting independent living to the extent possible and building awareness and understanding among family members. Services include exploring alternatives to guardianship, mediation among family members to reach consensus as to a care plan approach, and contested guardianship.
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.
Convenient locations: – Looking for a law office near you? Our Dundalk office serves the greater Dundalk area, Edgewood, Middle River, Eastpoint and Essex. Our Bel Air office serves the greater Bel Air area, including Abingdon, Forest Hill, Churchville, Fallston, Aberdeen, Havre de Grace and Elkton. Home, Hospital and Nursing Home visits are available.