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What Is Elder Law, and How Can an Elder Law Attorney Help You?

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Meredith Williamson, J.D.


  1. Since my husband died recently, I want to have our attorney prepare a new trust (if necessary) and will. However, she wants to know what my retirement income is, my assets, stocks, annuities, etc. amount to. Why does she need this information?
  2. Thanks for sharing this blog with us. This is more helpful for find the best elder law attorney lawyer.
  3. We moved into a situation in which in return for not paying rent we are responsible for companionship/caregiving of an 87 year old mentally declining woman. I am on the clock 24/7 and though I am now told I can have Saturdays off, the family will be there 3-4 hours, when they drive away that leaves me again expected to take over on my so called day off. What is a reasonable amount of time off to be expected in this situation ?
  4. I’ve been taking care of my mother for the last 10 yrs and I am her POA and she lives with me I take care of all her needs medication, bathing, cooking etc. However she has had hip surgery 2 yrs ago which now unfortunately has led to a ongoing infection in her leg from an procedure performed. My question is her pension she receives her concern is building hospital bills not covered by her insurance and social worker says she doesn’t qualify for Medicaid because her SS and pension takes her out of the bracket. Wondering if she needs a will made in order to give me access to using her pension funds to cover some expenses? And wants to leave me me as her beneficiary of her pensions because she refuses to go to a nursing home. Any answers would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
  5. Elderly parents in assisted living for 5 yrs now out of money and applying for medicaid. Problem is house sold in as condition as very little home improvement down since ownership of 1952. Sold less than so called fair market price. What options do I have
  6. My parents are both living in their condo and have home health aid 24/7. However, the state will only pay for 12 hours during the day. The remaining 12 hour shift, at night, is being charged to my parents Visa cards. The available credit will soon run out on the cards and there are no funds to pay for this service.. My father is 96 and in a wheel chair due to end stages of congestive heart failure. He cannot do ANYTHING on his own. He cannot, bath, eat, get dressed ,go to the bathroom or shower. He is down to 118 pounds.My mother is 89 and has Vascular Dimentia. She is down to 89 pounds.She, obviously, cannot oversee Dad’s care taking. We have been told by the Southwestern CT Agency on Aging rep, that the state will not pay for more coverage. This is unbelievable. What would have to be the circumstances in order for the state to pick up the tab???
  7. I have for the pass 5 months, have care for my sister affairs, no applying for guardianship hoping she would get better she have a stroke broke her hip now a relative has come into her life I have paid and I have receipts for everything I’ve done out of her social security I’ll paying her bills the nursing home and so forth Denise has changed her social security to come to her instead of to the bank I’ve been unable to pay the nursing home for the past 2 months she is not the guardian I have applied for guardianship which I go to court on the 19th of July what can I do to make make her refund the money back that the nursing home can be paid and my sister don’t lose her Medicaid
  8. Hi, I’m just wondering if there’s something I can do about my situación, I’m under under doctors care since I had my organ transplant, we had to sell our home to pay for expenses to get my organ out of state, my daughter and her husband were nice enough to let us live with her since my husband had to retired to be my caregiver! I just can’t recouperate and having lots issues with my health, long story shorten… my daughter thinks because she helps me she can abuse me by calling me horrible names so over a week ago we got into because I told her she needed to respect me, we argue and she kicked me out of her home and I don’t have a place to live and don’t have enough money to rent a place, I’m on anti rejection meds among others and it’s very hard for me to survive like this! Is there something I can do legally? I love my daughter and don’t want to hurt her but she’s hurting me by throwing me on the street and living in different hotels here and there. I don’t know what else to do! Thanks in advance.
  9. I need advice on what can be done or who i contact when an elderly person is being used and gets married to a young woman whos using him for entrance into the United States.
  11. Thanks for the tip to see how long an attorney has been practicing when it comes to Elder Law. My parents are looking to hire a lawyer. I will help them find an attorney that has plenty of experience.
  12. It’s interesting that these days elders have their own laws that can protect their rights together with the elders as you mentioned. That is something that would be beneficial to learn more of as it would help me make sure that my father will be protected by the law. I’ll probably get an elder law attorney for my dad to discuss the topic more. Thanks!
  13. My grandmother’s health has been declining recently. She wants to make sure she has all of her legal planning done before she passes away. I didn’t realize elder care lawyers specialize in dealing with complex legal issues that arise with the passing of an estate. I’ll be sure to let my grandma know about this information.

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