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Elder & Estate Law Services: Care for You and Your Family

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As we get older, our legal and financial needs change dramatically. Whether it’s planning for retirement or determining how our estate will be distributed, the guidance of professionals trained and experienced in the practice of elder law and finance is important to making sure our affairs are handled well. At Estate & Elder Law Services, we specialize in estate planning, long-term healthcare, Medicaid, and crisis planning and advising our clients on establishing trusts for the benefit of those they leave behind.

Planning for Now

When dealing with government agencies and nursing homes, sometimes the process can be complex and confusing. Having E&EL as an advocate can help elderly individuals and their families navigate many of these complexities to help their clients work toward a favorable outcome when a dispute arises. Because the elderly are frequently targets of predators hoping to cheat them out of their assets, E&EL also works to protect their clients who may be victims of such scams. And in addition to providing the legal guidance that older clients specifically need, E&EL works to steer them in the right direction for other social needs, whether it’s where to find a new hearing aid or finding a nursing home that will accept Medicaid.

Working with Medicaid presents its own special challenges, and E&EL is equipped to help maximize the benefits clients are able to receive through Delaware’s state-administered Medicaid program, as well as help those from neighboring states like Pennsylvania and Maryland work with Delaware’s system. This can allow recipients to spend more time at home with support from home care providers or to utilize Medicaid to pay for long term care.

Planning for the Future

A significant segment of Estate & Elder Law Services’ practice focuses on how assets are distributed after a client’s death. In guiding clients through the process of planning for asset distribution, a member of the E&EL team will consider what plans a client has made for if they are incapacitated and if they have a plan for the easy transfer of property and other assets upon their death. Because the nature and character of an individual’s property and family can differ, E&EL can craft customized plans for specialized situations, whether it’s as broad as posthumously distributing assets or as specific as setting up a trust to benefit an heir with disabilities. E&EL specializes in wills, living wills, trusts, powers of attorney and asset and home preservation in the face of unexpected medical expenses.

Big Firm Expertise

If you or a loved one requires legal or financial guidance regarding an estate planning or long-term care issue, Elder & Estate Law Services is uniquely equipped to provide the best help in Delaware. To learn more about the legal and financial services available from Elder & Estate Law Services, visit eaels.com, email at info@eaels.com or call (302) 651-0113.


LOCATION:
The Red Clay Center at Little Falls
2961 Centreville Road, Suite 350
Wilmington, DE 19808
P: (302) 651-0113

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Meet the Team

 

William W. “Bill” Erhart
Certified Elder Law Attorney

 

Catherine B. “Kylee” Read
Elder Law Attorney

 

Elizabeth Vizcarrondo-Colón
Operations Director

 

Cathryn E. Farwell
Paralegal

 

Lisandra Gonzalez
Client Services Coordinator