Elder Law: Important, But Sometimes Misunderstood
There is no actual body of statutory elder law. Rather, elder law is a collection of planning tools from across various legal practices and agencies that together address the needs of people as they age.
At Richmond, Virginia-based Coates, Battle & Tyree, our skilled lawyers address the full array of elder care issues, many of which are financial in nature — creating a plan that will stretch existing resources in combination with benefits programs, allowing people to live out their lives in a comfortable way.
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These elder law planning tools relate to:
- Medicaid/medical assistance eligibility
- Affording nursing home care
- Medicare benefits
- Veterans benefits
- Life care planning
- Asset protection
- Social Security benefits
- Estate planning
- Wills and trusts
- Special needs trusts
- Powers of attorney and advance medical directives
- Pooled trusts
- Orderly transfer of the estate
Meeting The Changing Needs Of People As They Age
In our practice we meet not just with seniors themselves, but also with their adult children, many of whom are anxious to find solid solutions for the people they love most. We start with basic things, like the importance of a will and powers of attorney, and then we move on to advance directives, gift tax issues and a strategy of passing on life assets to the next generation.