Elder Law

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Helping the elderly and those with special needs through the Title 19 process and guardianship

As we age, it becomes even more important to think about those tough questions we tend to put off, such as “What will happen if I need help caring for myself or my spouse?” and “What will happen if I cannot make my own medical and financial decisions?” We understand that those are difficult conversations, but we also know how important it is to have these discussions to protect your assets and make sure your wishes are preserved and respected.

Walny Legal Group helps clients both in the planning stages and in the crisis-management stages of elder and disability law.

Title 19 Planning

Walny Legal Group works with clients in both disability law and elder law planning matters. We help clients with the following issues:

  • Asset protection for individuals considering long-term care in the future.
  • Long-term care eligibility planning for in-home care, assisted living/CBRF care, and nursing home care.
  • Asset preservation for disabled and elderly individuals already receiving income and asset tested benefits.

If you are in immediate need of long-term care and have not done your pre-planning, there are still legal strategies available to help preserve your assets for your spouse or to help supplement your needs.

If you are already on public benefits, such as Title 19 or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and you receive assets that would otherwise disqualify you from those programs, we can help maintain your eligibility for those programs, while at the same time preserving the assets.

Whether you are planning for your future or are in the middle of a crisis situation, we use our legal expertise and compassion to help you and your loved ones preserve your assets.

Guardianship

As part of our estate planning practice, we help our clients set up their advanced planning for incapacity, such as powers of attorney and declarations to physicians (living wills). However, when this advance planning has not been done, or the powers of attorney are not sufficient, we also help our clients pursue or defend a guardianship action.

If a person becomes incapacitated and has not executed a power of attorney for health care or finances, it may become necessary for the court to appoint a guardian of the person or estate to make medical or financial decisions on the person’s behalf.

Sometimes a guardianship action is still necessary for a person who does have valid powers of attorney for a variety of reasons, including the incapacitated person resisting the agent’s authority or family conflict.

We understand that going through a guardianship action is stressful and can be overwhelming at times. We use our legal expertise and compassion to help your family through this difficult situation.

Testimonial

  • I personally know the attorneys at Walny Legal Group and I know they are thorough, detailed, capable and deliver the utmost professionalism. I highly recommend them for all of your estate planning, elder law, and family law needs.

    Jill

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