Elder Law & Asset Protection Attorney

 

Getting older is a part of life. As you age and mature, different issues become a concern for you. Preserving your wealth for the benefit of you family members becomes an important objective for some people. You might worry about certain family members and how they will be taken care of should you become incapacitated or die. You also might be concerned about what will happen to you in the event you become incapacitated and cannot make decisions for yourself. The elder law attorneys at Longman & Van Grack can help ease your mind when it comes to these issues.What is Elder Law?
Elder law is a relatively new and growing area of legal practice developed for the sole purpose of protecting the elderly. Legal representation of the elderly presents unique issues that only someone who has expertise in this area of law is qualified to handle.

What Unique Issues Do Elder Law Attorneys Handle?

The elder law attorneys at Longman & Van Grack handle a variety of issues such as:? End of life planning

o Attorneys draft end of life documents such as Powers of Attorney and Living Wills, along with other health care directives to instruct others as to their end of life wishes. These documents can appoint another individual to make decisions for the incapacitated person or lay out specific instructions on how the incapacitated person?s health care should be handled. Our attorneys draft and execute all of the necessary documents to put a solid end of life plan in place.

? Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection

o Long term care, such as nursing home care or rehabilitation, is very expensive. For that reason, many individuals attempt to become covered by Medicaid in order to protect their assets and resources. Whether the long term care is a far off concern or an emergent reality, the attorneys at Longman & Van Grack can help you plan or become eligible for Medicaid coverage.

o Closely related to Medicaid planning is asset protection. Again, our attorneys can work to protect your assets either in a proactive or crisis situation. We can help our clients spend down their assets and move them around so that they do not fall into the hands of the government.

? Guardianships
o In the event that a person becomes incapacitated they may be in need of a guardian to make decisions about their care or manage their financial affairs. Usually guardianship is sought by a loved one of the incapacitated person. Our attorneys can help you if you feel that a guardian is needed to look after one of your loved ones.

? Estate Planning

o The elder law attorneys at Longman & Van Grack also practice estate planning. We regularly draft and execute documents such as Last Will and Testaments and create and execute trusts of all kinds for the benefit of our clients.

The elder law attorneys at Longman & Van Grack are focused on assisting in your journey through the aging process. We can help ease your mind by creating plans to suit your individual needs. Call Longman & Van Grack at (301) 291-5027 for a consultation today.

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With Offices in Maryland (Rockville or Bethesda), Virginia (Tysons Corner), and Washington, DC, the attorneys at Longman & Van Grack assist clients throughout Washington, DC and Maryland including Montgomery County, Howard County, Prince George's County, Chevy Chase, Darnestown, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Potomac, Silver Spring, and Wheaton. Hiring an attorney is an important decision which should not be based solely on advertising. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters, and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.