Elder Law

Elder Law

Long-term care is expensive. Most families do not have the means to pay for an extended stay in a private nursing home, so they rely on Medicaid assistance to subsidize some of the cost. The dilemma for elderly couples is that they cannot qualify for Medicaid if they have too many assets.

Without proper legal advice, this commonly results in either (a) depleting the family estate to pay for nursing care in order to qualify for Medicaid or (b) unlawfully transferring property to family members, which results in disqualification for Medicaid. Dickman Reason Bogigian & White can help retirees or their adult children address all legal issues associated with aging, infirmity and nursing home care:

  • Nursing home planning
  • Medicaid eligibility planning
  • Annual gifting allowances
  • Transferring property to a spouse or heir
  • Wills, trusts and powers of attorney
  • Special needs trusts for a disabled child or disabled adult
  • Guardianship proceedings to intervene on behalf of an incompetent adult
  • Assisting in obtaining veterans benefits through the Veterans’ Administration (VA)