Everyone deserves a dignified quality of life and access to skilled health care in their golden years. Elder Law helps people to create a legal and financial plan that will support their needs as they age, through benefits that are governed by state, federal and local rules.
Creating a customized plan for your family’s future may involve many different facets of estate planning and elder law. These are complex subspecialties of law, and there is no substitute for finding a true expert to help you understand the basics.
Beck & Lenox Estate Planning & Elder Law is proud to offer top-quality legal services in the following areas of practice.
Everyone needs a well-prepared estate plan to help their loved ones avoid the costly, time-consuming process of probate court. While a Last Will and Testament or “simple will,” is a great basic document to put in place, for many, it is just the beginning of a more customized process.
The strategies employed in Asset Protection can help protect an estate for its future beneficiaries and provide funding for long-term care. During this process, two important legal documents must be put in place and reviewed regularly.
For some clients, Medicaid can help fund long-term care needs. However, Medicaid is highly regulated and quite complicated. Our team has decades of experience in successfully guiding clients through the process of qualifying and applying for Medicaid benefits.
When an individual dies with only a will or dies intestate where there is no will, Probate Administration allows for the effective management and distribution of the decedent’s assets. When an individual is still living, but has become disabled, impaired, or no longer able to manage their own finances, a petition may be made to the probate court for a guardianship or conservatorship.
Parents of children with special needs require an estate plan that will provide for the care of their dependents when they are no longer around to do so. Using a 7-step process, our firm will help you achieve peace of mind in planning for the future.
Wills and trusts can work together and are important pieces of an estate plan. A will is a document that allows people to appoint guardianship for their child(ren) and designate how they want their assets distributed. A trust can be set up to help avoid probate in the future.
It is an honor to help our nation’s heroes and their surviving spouses apply for and secure non-service-connected pension benefits. As an accredited firm with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, our firm has successfully submitted more than 1,850 Aid and Attendance (A&A) applications. See general qualifications, guidelines and other advice.