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Elder Law (also known as Elder Care Law) is the practice of law focusing on the needs of the elderly, mostly during their lifetime, to ensure that their estate planning, medical, and housing needs are addressed as they grow older. As a Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney, Kathleen Flammia advises clients on a vast range of Elder Law matters, including:
- Planning for long-term care, including how to pay for in-home health care, assisted living facilities or nursing home care
- Medicaid Planning and other public benefits such as Medicare
- Veterans Benefits and how Medicaid affects veterans seeking the Aid & Attendance benefit
- Surrogate decision-making, including Durable Powers of Attorney
- Asset Protection
- Probate and Trust Administration
Elder Law also frequently involves designing and drafting Estate Planning documents. These documents often include a Will, a Revocable or Irrevocable Trust, a Durable Power of Attorney, a Health Care Surrogate, a HIPAA Release, a Living Will, and a Pre-Need Guardian.
Basic estate planning ensures that when you pass away, the assets you have will be passed in the manner you wish. Yet, as an Elder Law firm, our work with senior citizens and their families allows them to stay independent and in control for as long as possible through a variety of strategies, including Life Care Planning.
We have had 2 meetings with Kathleen. Both times were a success. She explains everything in without using overbearing legal jargon. You leave the meetings with all questions answered. Highly recommended
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Elder Law FAQ
What happens if I continue to live, but am not healthy enough, wealthy enough, or of sound enough mind to take care of myself?
Only an Elder Law practitioner is fully equipped to provide complete and accurate legal advice about the Medicaid Planning strategies used to protect the senior’s money, property, and income. Incomplete or inaccurate advice can be financially devastating.
At the Flammia Elder Law Firm, we understand the physical and mental difficulties that often accompany the aging process. We work closely with and stay connected to the network of professionals in Orlando and the surrounding areas who serve Florida’s elder population.
There are many aspects to practicing Elder Law, but our favorite one is the people we have the honor of serving every day. At the Flammia Elder Law Firm, we know that our advice can mean the difference between a life filled with financial and emotional hardship and one lived with peace of mind and dignity.