Your Hometown Solution for
Estate Planning and Elder Law
Every adult should have in place basic estate planning. Whether just starting a family or closer to retirement, we can help carry out your wishes and make sure you, your family and loved ones are taken care of. Estate planning is more than a will or trust, an advance medical directive and general power of attorney. It is peace of mind.
Estate and Trust Administration
For most people, administering the estate of a loved one or being charged with the responsibility of acting as a trustee are once in a lifetime experiences. The responsibility can feel daunting and the requirements overwhelming. We can also provide direction to anyone who has been appointed as an executor or a trustee. Our services in this regard can range anywhere from a one-time meeting to point you in the right direction, up to working through the entire process alongside you, making sure everything is done correctly. Also, while we do not seek to be appointed in the role of executor or trustee, if there is no appropriate person in your life to fill those roles, we can serve in that capacity for your will or trust.
While no one likes to think about needing long term care, the reality is that a significant portion of us will spend several months or more in a nursing home setting at some point. Nursing homes are expensive, but there are numerous ways to plan in advance to avoid financial devastation, so that in the event of a nursing home stay there will be no surprises and your family assets are protected. Advance planning can also prevent the need for an often disruptive adult guardianship proceeding. We can help you understand your rights and explore options for asset preservation as well as the ins and outs of choosing a nursing home and navigating the intricacies of Medicaid. We consider your unique circumstances and goals and tailor a plan based on your specific situation, whether you are planning in advance for a possible long term care event down the road or facing the financial crisis of imminent or current nursing home care.