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Below are just a few of the most commonly asked questions about Elder Law issues. If you have questions that are more specific than those you see here, please click here to submit an online request and we will be happy to review them with you.
Why should I choose Oast & Taylor over a general practice law firm?
Oast & Taylor’s attorneys have extensive experience in Estate Planning and Elder Law issues, and over the years they have earned the reputation as leaders in this field. Our focus on these areas of law gives us the expertise and access to resources on a daily basis that are of specific benefit to you. We are up to date on all of the latest developments that can directly affect your quality of life – from medical care and financial well-being, to life care planning and planning for end of life issues. Oast & Taylor can help you with all of these legal concerns and more:
- long-term care planning
- simple wills
- complex wills
- revocable trusts
- irrevocable trusts
- asset spend-downs
- family trusts
- life estates in a home
- durable power of attorney
- reverse mortgages
- nursing home planning
- Medicaid planning
- guardianships and conservatorships
- Medicare planning
- special needs trusts
- health care directive
Can I prepare my own Last Will & Testament?
Additionally, as Estate and Elder Law experts, the attorneys of Oast & Taylor can provide you with insight that self-directed methods are unable to provide. The staff and attorneys of Oast & Taylor can provide you and your family the ultimate level of security and peace of mind.
What is a Power of Attorney and do I need one?
What is the difference between a Guardian and a Conservator?
Who should I choose to serve as my Executor, Trustee, or Agent?
What are Medicare and Medicaid?
Medicaid is the United States health program for certain people and families with low incomes and resources. It is a means-tested program that is jointly funded by the state and federal governments, and is managed by the states. Unlike the Medicare entitlement program, Medicaid is a means-tested, needs-based social welfare or social protection program rather than a social insurance program. Eligibility is determined largely by income. The main criterion for Medicaid eligibility is limited income and financial resources, a criterion which plays no role in determining Medicare coverage.
Oast & Taylor, as Elder Law specialists, are well-versed in all the laws, developments and changes that may affect your eligibility for these benefits. We can help assess your individual situation to maximize your benefits while minimizing financial burdens.
If I eventually need nursing home care, will my family lose everything?
Oast & Taylor can review with you your options for paying for long-term care and help you with a comprehensive plan that will help you financially meet any future possibilities, easing stress and worry of loved ones when difficult decisions need to be made.
I recently became caretaker of my parent. What can I do to best adjust to this new role?
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