Elder Law

Elder Law Solutions for Families and Individuals

Becoming a senior citizen brings a number of challenges and concerns. Addressing these needs head-on frees up time to spend enjoying everything you created and built over the years. The team at Tucker Legal Services, LLC can help families and individuals with many areas of elder law. For more specialized advice, reach out to Tucker Legal Services, LLC today.

  • Guardianships and conservatorships: When an individual is unable to care for him or herself, or manage assets, a guardianship and/or conservatorship may be necessary. A guardianship entrusts the person’ care to a trusted individual, while conservatorship puts the estate in the hands of someone who can properly manage finances.

  • Medicaid Crisis Planning: Planning for long-term care is important.  A Medicaid Asset Protection Trust (MAPT) may fit your estate needs. Long-term care is often necessary as an individual experiences declining health, but an abundance of assets can make it hard to get benefits through Medicaid. The attorney provides the family with different strategies to navigate the complex process.

  • Veterans Benefits: 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.

  • Enhanced Powers of Attorney: An enhanced power of attorney allows families and caretakers to use a number of planning techniques to provide for an individual’s care without requiring them to lose all of their assets.

  • Asset Protection: If a family member becomes incapacitated, you need to protect their assets while still getting them the care they need. There are many ways to go about this, including Medicaid crisis planning, setting up Medicaid asset protection trusts, and Medicaid annuities.