Our attorneys are well versed in legal issues that affect the elderly. Because of the growing complexity of our legal system, many actions taken by older people may have unintended legal ramifications. The Marks Gray attorneys that deal with elder law issues have a broad understanding of the laws and government regulations that may impact a given situation.
Elder Law encompasses many different areas of the law. These include:
- Preservation/ transfer of assets seeking to avoid spousal impoverishment when a spouse enters a nursing home
- Medicaid planning
- Disability planning, including use of durable powers of attorney, living trusts, “living wills,” for financial management and health care decisions, and other means of delegating management and decision-making to another in case of incompetency or incapacity.
- Estate planning, including planning for the management of one’s estate during life and its disposition on death through the use of trusts, wills and other planning documents
- Administration and management of trusts and estates
- Nursing home issues including questions of patients’ rights and nursing home quality
- Elder abuse and fraud recovery cases
- Age discrimination in employment
- Retirement, including public and private retirement benefits, survivor benefits and pension benefits
John R. Crawford