West Orange New Jersey Elder Law Lawyers
Protecting Your Assets and Future
Many people know they need to plan for the future, but they often don’t start to do so until after a crisis. The best time to plan is now. A sudden severe injury or illness may leave someone in need of urgent planning, including perhaps nursing home placement, and families may worry about affording the care that is necessary. With the assistance of an experienced elder law attorney, many families learn that the care they need is available.
At The Law Offices of Brenda McElnea, whose main office is located in West Orange, we offer clients throughout Essex and Monmouth Counties, and northern and central New Jersey, the legal counsel they need in a variety of elder law matters, including:
- Medicaid planning
- Medicaid applications
- Lifetime planning, including powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney and living wills
- Document creation and review, including wills and trusts
- Estate administration
Medicaid Planning and Medicaid Applications
Although Medicaid offers individuals the financial support they need to pay for nursing home care, and some assisted living facilities, there are restrictions governing the amount of assets you can own. Qualifying for government benefits is an incredibly complex process. We work with clients to help them plan for Medicaid and to correctly complete their applications. We not only prepare the Medicaid application, but we also submit the application on behalf of the client. The client need not attend to this, which leaves the family with more time to care for their loved one, often in a time of crisis.
Many nursing homes offer to help residents or potential residents file for Medicaid. Although they have good intentions, they often make mistakes. When your financial future is at stake, it is important to rely on a professional to protect your assets.