KKC's Elder Law attorneys address the financial and incapacity planning concerns of our aging clients in many areas, including:
We counsel families who wish to preserve estate assets in the face of potentially ruinous long-term health care costs. Asset preservation may involve the lifetime transfer of assets to heirs, with proper consideration of income tax, gift tax and Medicaid (Title XIX) consequences. It may also require the preparation or revision of existing wills, trusts, deeds, or business agreements to reflect changes in circumstances. We prepare the necessary documents to satisfy our client's specific goals, and attend to tax and other reporting requirements.
Long-Term Health Care Planning
Our attorneys analyze how best to finance the costs of long-term care, while avoiding the impoverishment of the caretaker spouse or other family member. Financing tools such as long-term health care insurance, reverse annuity mortgages and Medicaid (Title XIX) assistance are discussed so that our clients are fully aware of the options available to them.
Medicaid (Title XIX) Application Process
We guide families through the often confusing and difficult process of applying for governmental assistance for the costs of uninsured medical care. In the event of a denial of assistance, we represent clients in administrative and Superior Court appeals, so they are assured of achieving the fullest advantage of those federal and state programs to which they are entitled.