Personal Practices

Private Client Services

Elder Law

Overview

The Elder Law attorneys at Smith Haughey recognize that aging issues are often complex and emotional. Many families find themselves unprepared when faced with difficult decisions that affect their loved ones’ care. We can help make it easier.

Our clients find that we easily balance compassion and empathy with the vital legal skills needed to achieve the best possible lifestyle. We communicate in plain English rather than “legalese” to prevent misunderstandings and wasted effort. We get clients the right answers right when they need them. And our focus is always on protecting our clients and preserving their valuable resources.

The dedicated Elder Law lawyers offer experienced legal counsel and specific expertise on issues that affect seniors and their families. Our lawyers are members of the leading legal associations such as the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. We are trusted, honest, and caring professionals who are unexpectedly flexible, uncommonly accessible, and at your side every step of the way.

Experience

Specifically, our legal services for seniors include help with:

    Advocacy for seniors
    Community resources
    Guardianships and Conservatorships
    Long-term care, assisted living and in-home health care options
    Medicaid/Medicare
    Probate issues
    Retirement planning and distributions
    Social Security Disability benefits
    Special needs trusts and planning
    Tax planning
    Veteran’s benefits
    Wills, trusts and estate planning
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