Medicaid Planning and Asset Protection
If your loved one needs assistance and you are concerned about financial stability, or if you simply want to plan now for a possible future situation, we can help. Slutsky Elder Law can explain your benefit options and how to protect your assets while you ensure your family member receives the care they deserve.
It’s never too early to start planning. We have proudly served the elderly communities in Montgomery, Chester, Delaware and Bucks Counties, Pennsylvania for decades. Let’s look at the big picture together and create a personalized plan to ease your concerns.
Probate and Estate Administration
Sometimes the grief that accompanies the death of a loved one can be overwhelming. We gently guide family members through the Estate and Probate process to ensure everything is properly sorted and distributed according to the decedent’s wishes.
At the law offices of Pennsylvania Elder Law Attorney Robert Slutsky, we take the time to explain complicated probate procedures and make them more understandable while providing responsive, professional assistance throughout the legal process.
When someone can no longer address their physical or financial needs, a guardian may be the best option to provide necessary assistance. If you think you may need a guardian in the future, we can prepare the legal documents that will ensure the best person is appointed when the time is right.
Or, if a loved one needs a guardian now, we’ll walk you through the process of legally appointing the most appropriate person to care for them and provide peace of mind for the entire family. Slutsky Elder Law has been helping families in the greater Philadelphia area for decades. Our experienced team is waiting to help you too.
Most people don’t want to think about end-of-life issues, but they also don’t want to burden their family members with those decisions either. With a simple, straight-forward estate plan you can decide what happens to your assets and avoid family controversy when you pass.
At Slutsky Elder Law we can explain the implications of different estate planning options such as Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and more to help you make the best decisions and create the best plan for you and your family. Your situation is unique and you deserve a customized estate plan designed just for you by one of Pennsylvania’s top-rated Estate Planning law firms, Slutsky Elder Law.
Ideally, Estate Planning should begin as an individual enters adulthood. Children don’t need this planning but parents with children need to plan to protect them. Once you turn 18 in Pennsylvania, you are an adult and your parents no longer have the legal right to manage your affairs. This is especially important if you have assets of your own or suffer from a disability that may make you vulnerable to being taken advantage of or may need medical care where someone may be required to consent to that care for you.
Proper Estate Planning includes so many different considerations, a will being but one small piece of the puzzle.
Things to consider if you are engaging in Estate Planning:
- The financial needs of dependent spouse or children were you to become disabled or die;
- The living arrangements of an ill spouse or child were you to become disabled or die;
- Financial management for you if you become disabled;
- Medical and personal care management if you become disabled;
- Needs of a disabled child;
- How the proceeds of your savings, investments and life insurance proceeds will be managed by those you leave behind;
- Consideration of will and or trust planning;
- Whether there are public benefits that may be available to pay for the care of your surviving spouse or child;
- And many other considerations.
Power of Attorney and Advance Directive
Incapacity is not a topic most of us want to dwell on. However, for most of us, it is a very real possibility that often occurs without warning. Several estate planning documents address this issue, including powers of attorney and advance directives.