Elder Law

Addressing Senior Issues

“Your Personal Care Attorney” in Elder Law

Elder Law is a practice area that helps Seniors address age-related issues in estate planning. It also addresses estate planning for those with a disability.

In this area of practice, Sheri Tucker works with Seniors and their families in a range of issues that affect their care, finances, and their estate plans. Tucker Legal Services helps families find critical legal solutions for long-term care planning, estate planning, powers of attorney, and special needs planning. Estate Planning may include Asset Protection for VA benefits and Medicaid plans. Areas addressed include the following:

Medicaid Planning

Two types of Medicaid Planning exists. First there is Medicaid Pre-Planning, which is a 5-year plan for the “look-back” period to qualify for Medicaid. Second, there is Medicaid Crisis Planning. Crisis planning means a family member needs immediate long-term care. The attorney provides the family with different strategies to navigate the complex process for a Medicaid crisis plan. https://tuckerlegal-llc.com/understanding-medicaid-planning/

Veteran Planning

If a loved one served in the military, he or she may have access to a range of veterans’ benefits but needs a Veteran Asset Protection Trust (VAPT) to help qualify for benefits and receive future Medicaid. Veteran Asset Protection is a 3-year Pre-Plan for a penalty period “look-back.” There are solutions to immediate veteran benefit qualifications.

Powers of Attorney

In Elder Law, enhanced powers of attorney are important. Seniors and people with disabilities need enhanced powers of attorney. Boiler-plate powers of attorney do not adequately address elder law issues in estate planning.

Special Needs

Special Needs Trusts are for seniors under 65 and people with disabilities. If you have a child with a disability, are an adult with a disability or you receive government benefits, consider a consultation. More information is provided for at the following: Special Needs Trust

Adult Guardianships

Adult Guardianship and Conservatorship is addressed in Probate Court and occurs when a person lacks mental capacity to take care of him or herself. For more information visit the page for Probate

Elder Law FAQs

Tucker Legal Services, LLC complied some answers to common questions found at Elder Law FAQs. Check out your Free Resource too.

Your Elder Law Attorney

Sheri Tucker, Owner at Tucker Legal Services, LLC helps families and individuals with many areas of elder law issues. To stay up to date with information, check out our blog at tuckerlegal-llc.com/blog/ For an experienced elder law attorney near you, reach out to Tucker Legal Services, LLC today.