Elder Law



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.

Our dedicated elder law attorneys 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.

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