The importance of retaining an elder law attorney in Connecticut

An elder law attorney plays a crucial role in assisting and advocating for the legal needs of older adults, seniors, and their families. As the population ages, the importance of elder care attorneys has grown significantly. Planning for the future and addressing legal concerns can be emotionally taxing for older adults and their families. Having Cohen Law, PLLC by your side provides peace of mind, knowing that your affairs are in capable hands and that your interests are being safeguarded.

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Key reasons to consider Cohen Law, PLLC Elder Law Attorneys:

  • Knowledge of Elder Law: Elder law is an area of legal practice that deals with issues specifically affecting older adults. These issues can be complex and unique, ranging from long-term care planning, estate planning, incapacity planning, guardianship, and Medicaid. An elder law attorney has in-depth knowledge and experience in navigating these areas of law to help their clients make informed decisions and secure their future.
  • Asset Protection and Estate Planning: One of the primary concerns for older adults is ensuring that their assets are protected and that their estate is distributed according to their wishes. We help clients create comprehensive estate plans, wills, trusts, and advance directives. We can also assist in minimizing tax liabilities, avoiding probate, and ensuring a smooth transfer of wealth to heirs or beneficiaries.
  • Medicaid and Long-Term Care Planning: The costs of long-term care, such as nursing homes or assisted living facilities, can be financially devastating for seniors and their families. An elder care attorney can provide strategies to protect assets while still qualifying for Medicaid benefits to cover long-term care expenses. This process involves navigating complex eligibility rules and asset transfer regulations.
  • Decision-Making Capacity: As people age, they may face challenges related to decision-making capacity. Elder law attorneys can guide families through the legal process of establishing guardianship or conservatorship to protect the interests of incapacitated or vulnerable adults.
  • Connecticut Durable Power of Attorney: A legal document that grants a designated person (the “agent” or “attorney-in-fact”) the authority to make financial, legal, and property decisions on behalf of the person creating the document (the “principal”). Unlike a regular power of attorney, a durable power of attorney remains effective even if the principal becomes incapacitated, ensuring continued management of affairs without the need for court intervention.
  • Avoiding Probate: We can structure your estate plan through the use of trusts, beneficiary designations, and other techniques to avoid or minimize the probate process. This can save time and expense for your loved ones.

Advice and advocacy for you and your family

By providing advice and advocacy, Cohen Law, PLLC ensures that seniors receive the care they need, their assets are protected, and their wishes are honored during their later years. We’re here to help you and your family navigate the complex legal landscape associated with aging.