Benefits of Hiring an Elder Law Attorney

Elder Law Attorney Norton Shores

An elder law attorney can help you save thousands of dollars by protecting assets from a Medicaid spend down. An attorney can also make sure the correct documentation is included with your Michigan Medicaid application so you can receive the benefits you’ll need to cover nursing home costs.

Don’t wait until your family is in a financial crisis before you pick up the phone. Schedule your consultation with our estate planning attorney today. Continue reading to learn how hiring an attorney can help you save money and enjoy peace of mind.

Neutral Legal Advice

We understand that most of our clients depend on family and friends for advice. However, while planning the future of your estate, we recommend you hire an elder law attorney. Financial hardship can make family members act in ways they wouldn’t usually. Since your attorney won’t have a stake in your estate, you can count on them for impartial legal advice.

Personalized Assistance

Our estate attorney has over 30 years experience helping families just like yours. We understand that each client has their own unique circumstances that affect estate planning and Medicaid eligibility. With our attorney’s help, you’ll be able to tailor your long-term planning to fit your retirement goals and care needs.

We understand that clients don’t like to think about a time when they won’t be able to express their final wishes. However, it’s important that you record your final wishes in a legal will and other estate planning documents while you are in good health. The sooner you contact an elder law attorney, the sooner you can have peace of mind that your final wishes will be honored.

Medicaid Help

Aren’t sure how you’ll pay for nursing home care? Don’t wait until you’ve spent your entire life savings before contacting an elder law attorney. Our attorney can help you protect assets before you apply for Medicaid.

Medicaid eligibility depends on financial need. To apply for Medicaid, your income and assets must be below limits set by the government. Our attorney can help you understand how Medicaid benefits fit in your retirement planning. It’s important to understand that Medicaid can cover some (not all) of nursing home costs. Our estate planning attorney can help you come up with a plan that works for you.

Asset Protection

Your assets, which include your house and finances, are typically passed onto family members or loved ones. However, if these retirement savingsand other assets aren’t managed legally, they can wind up in the wrong hands and cause unnecessary distress for future heirs. An elder law attorney can help you with asset or estate planning in a way that meets Medicaid requirements.

Our attorney is also able to help you protect assets from a Medicaid spend down. That way, you won’t be forced to spend through assets that took a lifetime to build. Hiring an elder law attorney is worth the financial security it will give you and your family.

Our Norton Shores elder law attorney will be able to help you apply for Medicaid, as well as create a comprehensive estate plan. To schedule your consultation with elder law attorney Douglas H. McPhail, call (231) 799-4994.