Elder law is another aspect of estate planning, focusing primarily on the needs of families and individuals as they age. Issues of aging include senior housing and home care, long-term (or nursing home) care, guardianships and health care documents, Medicare and Medicaid.
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If a spouse, parent or grandparent should need long-term care, the escalating costs of such care may be more than their savings can bear. In such a situation, the security and independence of the non-institutionalized spouse, parent or grandparent may be jeopardized, and family wealth that was intended to be left to succeeding generations may be consumed by nursing home expenses.
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As elder law attorneys who spend much of our time immersed in helping clients pay for nursing home care, there are some common issues that clients – and their advisors – often misunderstand.
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"Estate planning" can be defined as the preparation of a plan for administering one’s legal affairs during life, including both financial matters and emergency medical care, and the disposition of one’s estate upon death.
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We can assist you with all of the various issues involved in administering wills and trusts. We can also assist a trustee or personal representative comply with the various requirements imposed by law, and we can assist with trust and estate income tax returns and estate tax returns.
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All seniors have legal issues that should be important to them. First of all, like others in our community, seniors should have a sound estate plan. At a minimum, this should include a valid will and the new Utah Advanced Health Care Directive.
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There are several important legal issues common to parents of adult and minor children with disabilities. First, and perhaps most importantly, in a Last Will and Testament a parent can nominate a guardian and/or conservator to care for their child.
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Special Needs Estate Planning focuses on providing for the special needs of our loved ones with disabilities when we are no longer there to organize and advocate on their behalf.
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We can assist you in securing appointment of a guardian and conservator in appropriate situations. Persons seeking appointment of a guardian and conservator typically fall into one of three categories.
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Other legal services provided by our firm include Medicaid Estate Recovery Claims Initiated by the State of Utah, Veteran’s Benefits, Financial Exploitation of Seniors & Elder Abuse, and Contested Federal Tax Matters.
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