What is Elder Law?
Elder law encompasses the legal issues that primarily impact the elderly. The legal issues impacting the elderly include Medicaid planning, incapacity planning, elder abuse avoidance and protection, veteran’s benefits, special needs planning, and estate planning. Elder law includes all of the legal issues that primarily impact seniors and their unique legal interests.
Rossway Swan’s Florida Elder Law Lawyers
The elder law attorneys of the firm focus their legal practice on the issues affecting senior and their family members.Our elder law lawyers guide and advise families to protect seniors’ interest at a challenging and unique time in their lives. Our firm develops strategies to help maximize a senior’s resources and control over their well-being. The strategies are ideally developed before issues arise with a comprehensive and personal plan for a client through estate planning. Our elder law attorneys draft estate planning documents to plan for possible future circumstances to help seniors’ have greater control over their lives. Such estate planning documents include:
- Last Will and Testaments
- Revocable Trusts
- Irrevocable Trusts
- Declaration of Preneed Guardian
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Declaration of Health Care Surrogate
- Living Will
A senior’s individualized plan is based on the senior’s goals. Some of the main concerns of seniors is keeping the highest degree of independence, affordability of nursing homes, and passing on their legacy and wealth to the next generation. Our elder law attorneys assist seniors with Medicaid eligibility and planning, preparing advance health care directives and reviewing nursing home and assisted living contracts. It is vital for seniors to develop a plan now for a better, more secure future. Rossway Swan advises clients to give seniors and their families security for the future by counseling clients on a broad spectrum of issues including life insurance, probate and trust administration, nursing home financing and other areas of elder law.
If a senior waits too long to properly plan, our firm helps seniors through the medicaid planning process. If a senior has already lost capacity and is no longer able to properly plan, the firm’s guardianship attorneys represent family members and caretaker through the establishment of guardianship and subsequent guardianship administration. In addition, if a trusted fiduciary is no longer acting in the interests of a senior, the firm has extensive experience helping clients remove personal representatives, trustees, agents under power of attorneys and guardians.
With three offices located in Melbourne/Viera, Vero Beach and Coral Gables, the law firm of Rossway Swan serves clients throughout Florida. Contact us today to speak with one of our experienced elder law attorneys.