Elder Law

Elder Law Attorneys and Medicaid Lawyers, Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits and Pension in Jacksonville, Florida

Why Should I Hire an Elder Law Attorney?

elder law attorneys and Medicaid lawyers in Jacksonville, Florida

What is Elder Law?

Florida elder law attorneys and Medicaid lawyers deal with legal issues that impact elderly clients, including Medicaid planning:

  • Health and personal care planning which include powers of attorney and living wills, lifetime planning, and family issues;
  • Fiduciary (financial) representation, housing opportunities and financing, income, estate, and gift tax matters;
  • Planning for a well spouse when the other spouse requires long term care, asset protection, public benefits such as Medicaid benefits for the aged and disabled, insurance, and veteran’s benefits;
  • Capacity, guardianship, and guardianship avoidance;
  • Resident rights in long-term care facilities and nursing home claims;
  • Employment and retirement matters, age or disability discrimination, and grandparents’ rights.
  • Will and trust planning, planning for minor or adult special needs children, and probate;
  • Life care planning- planning for all aspects of aging, illness, and incapacity. A Florida elder law attorney is a practitioner who is particularly sensitive to the legal issues impacting elder clients.

If you need the assistance of Florida elder law attorneys and Medicaid lawyers in Jacksonville, or the northeast Florida area, please call us toll free at 1-866-501-9099 or locally at 904-448-1969.

What is Elder Law in Florida?

For example, when planning an estate, Florida elder law attorneys and Medicaid lawyers take into consideration the health of the person or couple, the potential for nursing home care, whether Medicaid benefits will be available, and the wishes and concerns of the person or couple if that event were to occur. If need arises, the Jacksonville, Florida elder law attorney will associate other legal experts.  Florida Elder law covers all aspects of planning, counseling, education, and advocating for clients. Current information on the costs of long term care in Florida can be found in this Cost of Long Term Care survey by Genworth Financial.

Do All Florida Attorneys Practice Elder Law?

Florida Elder Law Attorneys and Medicaid lawyers bring more to their practice than just knowledge and experience in Florida elder law. They also have knowledge of the senior population and the unique needs of the elderly in Florida as well as the myths related to competence and aging, and the availability and eligibility requirements and planning for Medicaid benefits and VA Pension or Aid and Attendance benefits, in Florida.

Experienced elder law attorneys and Medicaid lawyers in Jacksonville, Florida are aware of the physical and mental difficulties that often accompany the aging process.  Because of their broad knowledge base, the Florida elder law attorney is able to more thoroughly address the legal needs of their elderly clients, and to assist in Medicaid planning in Jacksonville, Florida to protect the client’s assets from being exhausted through the cost of nursing home care.

What is long term care?

Elder law attorneys and Medicaid lawyers, including the experienced Florida elder law attorney at the Coleman Law Firm, are knowledgeable and experienced with the requirements for obtaining VA pension benefits, including VA Aid and Attendance benefits, that are available for eligible veterans of foreign wars.  If you are a veteran and served during any period of time in which the US was involved in a foreign conflict, and are 65 years of age or older, or are permanently disabled regardless of your age, you may be entitled to VA pension benefits or Aid and Attendance benefits.  If you would like a consultation with the elder law attorney with the Coleman Law Firm, please call us toll-free at 1-866-510-9099, or email us atInfo@TheColemanLawFirm.net.

According to Time Magazine, elder law attorneys and Medicaid lawyers stand out from other attorneys as kinder, gentler attorneys. The focus of an elder law attorney in Florida is on the older client and their families and how to best assure their client’s quality of life during their final years rather than just on disposition of assets. Elder law is often considered a well blended mix of law and social work.

The Jacksonville, Florida elder law attorneys and Medicaid lawyers associated with The Coleman Law Firm, PLLC, can help you in all aspects of providing legal counsel to you and your family concerning you elder law needs and Medicaid benefits planning and eligibility in Florida, including the preparation and implementation of a Medicaid spenddown plan and filing the application for Medicaid benefits with the Florida Department of Children and Families, and obtaining VA pension and aid and attendance benefits for veterans.   If you need the assistance of an Florida elder law attorney, please contact your Jacksonville lawyer for elder law matters at (904) 448-1969, toll free at 1-866-501-9099 or email us atInfo@TheColemanLawFirm.net. We are a participating attorney in the AARP Legal Services Network.

For more information about asset protection planning read The Florida Asset Protection and Estate Planning Blog.

The Jacksonville Florida elder law attorneys and Medicaid planning lawyers with the Coleman Law Firm offer their services asestate planning, probate, elder law, Medicaid planning, including Medicaid spenddown planning, asset protection and guardianship lawyers and attorneys primarily in Northeast Florida including the following counties, towns, and cities:  Duval County – Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach; St. Johns County – St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach, Nocatee, St. Augustine Beach; Clay County – Orange Park, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs; Nassau County – Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Callahan; Flagler County – Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, Beverly Beach, Bunnell; Baker County – Macclenney, Glen St. Mary; Putnam County – Palatka, Interlachen; Columbia County – Lake City, Fort White; and in other parts of Florida as requested or necessary.  We are a participating attorney in the AARP Legal Services Network.

If you need a probate lawyer in Florida, please call us toll free at 866-510-9099.

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