As a Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney, I focus on several different parts of the law which affect people of all ages.
Elder Law or 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.
Elder Law Attorneys Deal With Legal Issues Involving:
- 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
- Comprehensive Estate Planning
- Surrogate decision-making, including Powers of Attorney and Guardianship
- Asset preservation
- Probate and Trust administration
Elder Law 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 (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), a Living Will, and a Preneed 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 Attorney, my work with senior citizens and their families allows them to stay independent and in control for as long as possible through comprehensive life care planning. I am here to help you develop an estate plan that also prepares for the scenario of:
What happens if I continue to live, but am not healthy enough, wealthy enough, or of sound enough mind to take care of myself?
A Good Elder Law Attorney is a True Resource to their Clients
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.
I understand the physical and mental difficulties that often accompany the aging process. I work closely with and stay connected to the network of professionals in Orlando and surrounding areas who serve Florida’s elder population.
There are many aspects to practicing Elder Law. My favorite one is the people I have the honor of serving every day. At the Law Office of Kathleen Flammia, I know that my advice can mean the difference between a life filled with financial and emotional hardship and one lived with peace of mind and dignity.
To see how I can assist you, contact The Law Office of Kathleen Flammia, P.A.