The Information You Are Looking For About Pennsylvania Elder Law
There are so many new things to consider when you are handling legal issues related to aging. At Kreisher Marshall & Associates, LLC, we can help you with all of them. Our firm has served the Bloomsburg area since 1971. Today, our primary focus is elder law. On this page, you will find a few frequently asked questions about elder law along with our answers.
What exactly is elder law?
Elder law refers to several legal services that affect senior citizens and their loved ones. Much of elder law involves laying the groundwork for seniors to enjoy independent, financially stable lives with an appropriate level of care while preserving their assets.
How can I avoid probate?
One of the best ways to avoid probate is to place your assets in trusts and designate them for certain beneficiaries. You can also use joint ownership of real estate; upon your death, the title will transfer to the co-owner. For bank accounts, stocks and certain other assets, you can designate them as payable-upon-death to a chosen recipient.
How do estate planning and elder law overlap?
Estate plans are important tools for the senior population. Elder law attorneys use estate plans to help you take control of your future proactively. When you use an estate plan with a will, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives and other documents, you set your loved ones up for financial security, ensure that your medical team acts according to your wishes and that the court will distribute your assets to the right beneficiaries.
Will I be able to afford a nursing home?
The best way to ensure you can afford the level of care you need in your old age is to work with an elder care attorney. With our extensive experience, we can evaluate your finances and determine which long-term care planning strategies work best for you. We help you explore Medicaid eligibility and other public or private funding options, as well.
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You can learn even more by speaking with our reliable elder law lawyers at Kreisher Marshall & Associates, LLC. Please contact us at 570-798-1084 or send us an email to get more answers to your questions.