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Elder Law – Crisis and Non-Crisis Advance Planning

Crisis and Non-Crisis Advance Planning Elder Law Attorney

Elder law is a general description of the type of planning we offer to clients of all ages. Elder law often includes planning for seniors (hence, the name “Elder” law), but it can also include planning for younger families and planning for minors and those with special needs.

When it comes to Elder Law planning, clients can be categorized broadly into two main areas: (1) Crisis Planning and (2) Advance Planning.

Crisis Planning

Crisis Planning typically involves a client:

  • Who has been hospitalized or admitted to a nursing home for rehabilitation;
  • Who has been diagnosed with a serious illness;
  • Who is terminally ill and may die within a very short period of time; or,
  • Who will undergo a significant surgery in a few days.

With a qualified elder law attorney like us, a client in crisis very often can engage in dramatic estate and elder law planning to achieve a host of important goals including:

  • Ensuring they get the health care they need
  • Qualifying for public benefits if available
  • Preserving and protecting assets
  • Ensuring their spouse does not become impoverished

Non-Crisis Advance Planning

Advance planning typically involves a client:

  • Who wants to protect their estate and their assets for the future
  • Who may have a chronic illness that makes them concerned about their future
  • Who may have concerns about what happens if they require nursing home care
  • Who may want to minimize estate taxes or other estate planning goals

Advance planning almost always offers more options than crisis planning because of the benefit of time. Some Estate and Elder Law strategies may need to be in place for five years to get past the Medicaid five-year look back period before they are fully effective. That said, there are important strategies available that do not require a five-year look back.

Contact a lawyer at Curley Law Firm LLP today by calling toll-free (866) 406-8582 or contacting us through our Intake Form.

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Upcoming Presentations

Protect your Home and Savings

Milano Senior Center
201 West Foster Street, Melrose, MA
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Protect your Home and Savings

Friends of Indian Senior Citizens Organization
Burlington Senior Center
61 Center Street, Burlington, MA
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Navigating the Maze of Getting Older – The Legal, Financial and Health Related Essentials for Protecting Yourself and Your Loved Ones

Artis Senior Living
1100 Main Street, Reading, MA
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Protect your Home and Savings

Topsfield Senior Center
Topsfield Council on Aging
Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Protect your Home and Savings Against the Risk of MassHealth and Long Term Care Costs

North Shore Elder Services
300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 200, Danvers, MA
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Protect your Home and Savings

Jenks Senior Center
Winchester Council on Aging
Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

North Shore Elder Services

Protect your Home, Savings and Independence

Parkinson’s Support Group
Beverly Senior Center
Monday, May 13, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

Estate Planning for Baby Boomers and Seniors

Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center
401 Bridge Street, Salem, MA
Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Jenks Center Resource Fair

Winchester Council on Aging
Winchester, MA
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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