Elder Law is a relatively new concept in the law. It generally refers to helping seniors and their families better plan for the possibility that a parent or close friend will need extended long-term care in a nursing home situation. Obtaining Medicaid is often a primary consideration, but this field of the law is exceedingly complex. No legal area is more hazardous for families because of the amount of inaccurate information and wrong advice that people receive from well meaning friends, family members and, unfortunately, other professionals. Rules and regulations in this area of the law are constantly changing. What you thought you knew has probably changed. Also, the State of Texas has passed a law which may allow it to acquire the home of a Medicaid recipient unless certain planning options are put into place.
Elder Law planning cannot start too soon. The very best results can be obtained if we can meet with the family well in advance of the incapacity of the loved one. In fact, once the loved one has lost the ability to understand the process, very little planning can be undertaken. Regrettably, many powers of attorneys and Wills prepared without a full understanding of these laws are often inadequate in these devastating situations. At The Wiewel Law Firm, we will be happy sit down and discuss your options. Whatever the situation, you will receive quality legal advice in a supportive, caring atmosphere.
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