Bel Air, Dundalk & Towson Elder Law & Medicaid Lawyer
Concerned about maintaining your independence? Caring for an elderly or frail parent? 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!
Concerned about a spouse or parent suffering from Alzheimers’ of dementia? How to cope, how to plan for deteriorating health, home health care, planning for long term care, long term care insurance, how to pay the nursing home; protecting your home and savings? If you need an eldercare 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 Alzheimer’s 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 whether Medicaid or the nursing home can take their home, their IRA or 401(k) and how these assets effect Medicaid eligibility. How does one find the right nursing home or home health care? Children concerned about their aging parents want to know how to take care of their parents at home and whether they can get paid for taking care of their parents. How does one protect against elder abuse (financial, physical or mental). How can one plan to live out one’s life at home rather than have to go to a nursing home? Is a Durable Financial or General Power of Attorney or Medical Health Care Power of Attorney a good idea?
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 – 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.