Elder Law

Elder law is one of the most complex and important fields within the legal industry. It is designed to protect families and help them anticipate situations and plan accordingly, and includes topics such as estate planning, Medicaid and Medicare planning, guardianship, and elder disability issues. The attorneys at the law firm of Harms & Harrigan, LLP can help you plan for your family’s future.

Elder care issues include a variety of topics, such as:

  • Will and Trust Planning
  • Health and Personal Care Planning, including Power of Attorneys, Healthcare Proxys and Living Wills
  • Planning for loved ones with Special Needs and Disabilities
  • Asset protection and Insurance Needs
  • Housing
  • Nursing Home and Long-Term Care Issues
  • Guardianship
  • Probate Issues

Elder law encompasses issues related to aging, illness, and incapacity, and requires a professional approach that is sensitive and understanding of elderly clients and their families.

The attorneys at Harms & Harrigan LLP are also sensitive to the mobility needs of their clients and make home visits or visits to health care facilities in order to accommodate their client’s needs.

Nursing Home Care

With a one in three chance that a senior loved one will enter a nursing home, it is important to plan for this scenario. In addition to the emotional issues involved in placing a loved one in a nursing home, there are also confusing financial issues, especially when it comes to Medicaid.

Harms & Harrigan LLP assists elderly and young individuals and couples who want to create a plan for nursing care as part of their estate planning. They have worked with many people to ensure their care is not an issue of debate within their family. When necessary, they are also able to work with other professionals to help you create the best possible plan for your later life.

Working with Harms & Harrigan, LLP can make planning easier and more pleasant. Though it’s difficult to face decisions related to your own aging or the aging of a loved one, our professional and knowledgeable approach is designed to make your decisions as stress-free as possible.

For more information or to discuss specific elder law issues, contact the law firm of Harms & Harrigan, LLP.