Elder Law Helps Families Plan Ahead

Elder law encompasses a wide variety of issues, including Medicaid planning, veterans benefits, special needs planning and guardianship of vulnerable loved ones. If you or a family member is facing any of these matters, Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C., can help.

With offices in Appleton and Green Bay, we provide comprehensive elder law and estate planning services to help ensure that elderly and potentially vulnerable loved ones are able to live comfortably and with dignity.

Medicaid And VA Benefits Planning

The costs of nursing home care and assisted-living services are ever increasing. Even if you have worked your entire life to build a significant nest egg, your savings could quickly be drained by the cost of long-term care.

We can help you or your loved one explore every available option for covering those costs. Depending on the specific circumstances, it may be possible for Medicaid or VA benefits to defray the monetary costs of elder care.

However, there are strict rules for qualifying for government benefits such as Medicaid. Our lawyers can assess your situation and develop a customized strategy for asset protection and protecting your Medicaid eligibility.

An integrated solution in these matters may involve any of the following:

  • Veterans benefits
  • Private disability benefits
  • Social Security benefits
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Creating a trust
  • Strategic gifts to family members

Protecting Vulnerable Loved Ones

For many people, there comes a time in life when they are no longer able to make sound decisions regarding financial matters and personal care. In the absence of powers of attorney, it may be necessary for family members to establish guardianship of a vulnerable loved one.

We have extensive experience in matters of guardianship. Our attorneys are also prepared to advise and represent you if you believe that your loved one is being mistreated in a nursing home or other elder care facility.

Contact An Experienced Elder Law Attorney

Arrange a no-cost consultation to discuss your elder law concerns. Send us an email or call our offices in Green Bay or Appleton at 920-831-0300.

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