Elder law attorneys specialize in serving the legal needs of aging individuals and their family members. They can assist with issues involving guardianship, health care, retirement, long term care planning, Medicare, Social Security, and other relevant areas. At The Law Office of Arthur P. Skarmeas, LLC, we are dedicated to the unique concerns of our senior clients.
Who Needs an Elder Law Attorney?
Older adults and their loved ones who need help planning and providing for the needs of the senior years can benefit from the services of an elder law attorney. This legal professional has experience with estate planning and financial matters, as well as with assisted living, nursing homes, and other types of long term care. If you are concerned about navigating this landscape for your own future or on behalf of a family member, let an elder law attorney be your guide.
Our elder law attorneys can also help with complex legal and financial matters. This could apply to your situation if you:
- Have been married two or more times
- Own a business
- Own property in more than one state
- Have a taxable estate
- Have a spouse or child who needs long-term care
- Have a family member who is disabled
- Have significant assets
- Want to leave some of your assets to charity
What Does an Elder Law Attorney Do?
Some of the services we offer as part of the elder law practice area include:
- Drafting health care advance directives, such as a living will and/or power of attorney
- Helping nursing home residents understand their rights and taking action when rights are violated
- Planning for the cost of assisted living and nursing home care
- Researching and recommending suitable long-term care facilities
- Establishing and maintaining a legal guardianship arrangement
- Completing financial and estate planning
- Determining and assisting with nursing home eligibility through MassHealth
- Protecting personal assets
Most laws that affect older adults are established at the state level. We have extensive knowledge of the estate planning and long-term care laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and we can help ensure that you or your loved one receives the care you need without depleting a lifetime of savings.
If you need help with the legal matters described above, seek a free consultation from The Law Office of Arthur P. Skarmeas, LLC. Complete our online form or call (978) 887-0093 to get in touch today.