Protecting Your Interests In Elder Law Matters
With the remarkable advances in medical technology, health care and the foods we eat, people are living longer than ever. While this is great news, it also brings with it a number of challenges that previous generations never had to face. What happens when we outlive our ability to care for ourselves or make decisions on our own? What do we do with the wealth and property we’ve accumulated? These are just a couple of the common questions we face as we get older.
It is important to work with an experienced legal team to help you navigate the myriad legal issues that accompany aging. At Jacobson, Thierolf & Dickey, P.C., we help clients in all types of elder law matters. With a wealth of experience and knowledge, we help clients through the complex legal landscape of Medicaid planning, wills, trusts, guardianships and conservatorships. For years, our Oregon clients have made us a trusted name in elder law services.
While Medicaid can be a helpful resource for people, it is also an extremely complicated system. In addition to the challenges involved with obtaining Medicaid benefits, these benefits can also impact other areas of your estate planning strategy. Medicaid is a government program that covers a broad range of health care and long-term care issues for a diverse population.
We can help you determine eligibility, apply for benefits, appeal a denial of benefits if needed and help you coordinate your benefits with your overall financial plan for your future.
Wills And Trusts
Our attorneys help clients create comprehensive estate plans that integrate wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other critical estate planning instruments. Our attorneys will make sure you have an estate plan that meets your goals and passes on your wealth efficiently.
Guardianships And Conservatorships
There are legal instruments available that can pass on decision-making control in areas such as health care and finance. For example, you can elect someone to handle your financial affairs in the event that you are no longer able to make or communicate those decisions on your own. Clients with elder parents can obtain guardianships to handle their parents’ affairs. We help clients with guardianships, conservatorships and related issues.