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An Elder Law Attorney usually focuses on three important areas. The first is proactive estate planning to avoid probate, taxes and nursing home asset loss. The best approach to protect you and your family is to make sure you or your loved one, has a sold foundational estate plan, including the right trust or trusts, wills, durable power of attorney and related documents, in order to make sure that everything is in place in such a way that maximizes asset protection with thorough estate planning. The second area is any required probate in the event proactive estate planning is not in place. This can include probate estates, guardianship, conservatorship or protective orders from the probate court. The third area asset protection for a loved one that cannot live at their own home any longer. This area would include a comprehensive asset protection plan including applying for Medicaid for nursing homes, Medicaid Waiver for assisted living or independent living, and possibly VA benefits to help clients with government benefits after all asset protection measures have been implemented.
60 years old is the ideal age a person contacts an elder law attorney grand rapid Mi.
Elder law comprises three basic areas. First, estate planning, including revocable trusts, asset protections trusts (or irrevocable trusts), special needs trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, patient advocate documents, HIPAA releases and deed planning. Second, is all aspects of probate court including probate litigation, as well as guardianships and conservatorships. Third, is asset protection planning as well as applying for assistance with Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver, and Veterans benefits, if applicable.