Putnam County Elder Law Attorney
Seniors have different legal needs, and those planning for their golden years must take certain proactive steps so that they have the assets they need when they retire. The area of elder law has arisen to provide targeted legal services to seniors which they cannot easily get from other attorneys.
At Meyer & Spencer, our Putnam County elder lawy attorneys can help you come up with a plan that will protect assets and provide for peace of mind.
Services We Offer
Our attorneys are experienced in all areas of elder law, such as:
- Asset protection. Many seniors will end up in a nursing home, which costs almost $150,000 a year in Putnam County. Without careful planning, it is very easy for a nursing home to eat up someone’s life savings.
- Crisis planning. Even if a senior did not engage in asset protection planning, they do not necessarily have to lose everything to qualify for Medicaid. Crisis planning preserves as much income and assets as possible.
- Seniors who can no longer take care of themselves need someone appointed as guardian. The guardianship process is overseen by the court, which must approve a guardian.
But elder law encompasses many legal issues that a senior might face, including how to make sure after remarriage that assets pass to their children and how to provide for a disabled child. If you are a senior and you have a legal question, chances are we have the answer.
The Meyer & Spencer Advantage
Instead of offering an “off the rack” approach to elder law issues, our Putnam County attorneys listen carefully to what our clients hope to achieve. Many of our clients are unsure about what they want when they first arrive, so we talk about their goals and fears. We also identify whether you truly want something or if you are being pressured by a caretaker or relative.
Once we are certain of what you hope to achieve, we rely on decades of experience to craft the legal documents necessary to help you accomplish your goals. We are also here later on if you change your mind or have new concerns you want addressed.
Many people avoid thinking about Medicaid planning, asset protection, and guardianship because they do not believe that they are getting old. However, it is never too early to begin thinking through your options, and it is much better to create an estate plan now than to have a crisis erupt without one. By planning now, you give yourself greater flexibility, and you can always change your mind later. However, by having an estate plan in place, you can weather any unwelcome surprise.
Contact a Putnam County Elder Law Attorney Today
Meyer & Spencer is not like other law firms. Our depth and breadth of experience in elder law issues is unmatched, and the individualized attention we provide to clients has created life-long relationships. We are proud to represent seniors in Mahopac and throughout Putnam County. To schedule a consultation, please call us at 845-628-0009.