Preparing for Your Future
The Lynn Law Firm is dedicated to assisting families with the many complex legal and planning issues which concern aging family members. People are living longer these days, but not necessarily having the same quality of life. We understand our clients have many concerns about their future and the future of their loved ones. Our firm provides guidance and planning so you and your loved ones can have peace of mind.
Elder law is an area of legal practice that focuses on issues affecting senior citizens. Older individuals have a wide range of specific legal needs ranging from estate planning, incapacity protection, government benefit guidance, and preparation of related forms.
As part of a comprehensive estate plan, we prepare the following documents with special provisions that address the unique concerns of the elderly.
- Durable Power of Attorney for financial and general purposes
- Medical Durable Power of Attorney
- Advance Health Care Directive
- HIPAA Authorization Forms
- Care-Giver Agreements
- Revocable Trust
These documents can avoid court involvement in provided for an incapacitated person. Of course, we also offer Comprehensive Estate Planning services to ensure all goals and concerns are addressed.
Pro-Active Planning to Protect Against Nursing Home Spend-Down
Just as you have the right to arrange to asset to avoid paying more than your fair share of taxes, you have the right to arrange your assets to protect against spend-down for governmental assistance if needed later in life. But it is important to plan early, or it may be too late to protect your assets. We can help explain the laws to you and develop a plan to protect yourself and your loved ones from the devastating cost of long-term care.
Additional documents or advice may include:
- Family Asset Protection Trusts
- Medicaid eligibility planning
- Veteran’s Benefit planning
- Gifting Strategies
- Caregiver Agreements
Jennifer Lynn knows firsthand the struggle of having a loved one with dementia and needing to protect the ‘well-spouse’ from spend-down.
If you have a loved one already struggling with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, we can assist you with implementing a prior estate plan or petitioning a court for updates if needed. We can also make sure the caregiver is protected with their own estate plan.
We understand that the laws are confusing in this arena. The Lynn Law Firm, LLC is committed to clarifying your rights and creating a clear plan to address your unique circumstances; all delivered with a compassionate hand. Contact our St. Louis, Missouri office today for a consultation.