No matter what your net worth, it is important to have a basic estate plan in place. Estate planning is the process by which you arrange for the disposal of your estate (all of the property and assets you own) after your death. Estate planning typically attempts to eliminate uncertainties regarding the distributions of your property at death and maximizes the value of your estate by reducing taxes and other expenses.
Elder law attorneys are advocates for the elderly and their loved ones. Mollie handles a wide range of legal matters affecting an older or disabled person, including issues related to health care, long term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and other important matters.
In a perfect world, we would all have the time, foresight, and resources to plan for the possibility of future nursing home or intensive medical care in the future. In the real world, however, the necessity of such care may arise suddenly and without warning. The answer is often to apply for Medicaid. Some people resist this, believing incorrectly that they cannot qualify. Others simply don’t know how to qualify, and are too overwhelmed with health issues to wade through the requirements. This is where Stegman Law can help.