elder law

Florida Elder Law Attorneys

Elder Law focuses on advocating for the elderly and their loved ones.

It includes the importance of Medicaid Planning and Qualification; Wills and Trusts; “Special Needs” Planning for Adults (or Minors); Probate Avoidance; Durable Powers of Attorney; Health Care Directives, and much more.

It also includes a wide range of legal services for defraying the high costs of skilled nursing home care. The Florida Medicaid system is the largest payor of skilled nursing home monthly expenses. Unfortunately, the eligibility rules for Medicaid Benefits are vast and complex.

We utilize existing law to convert a client’s “countable assets” into “non-countable assets” so our clients can preserve their family’s wealth and still qualify for Medicaid Benefits before their assets are depleted.

We provide the guidance on navigating the confusing and complex Medicaid regulations like: The 5-Year Look Back Period; Maximum Asset Limits; Maximum Income Limits; Disqualification Penalties; Payback Provisions; Medicaid Estate Recovery Act; and more. We also assist with nursing home and facility resident rights and help file nursing home claims.

For your elder law questions or concerns, contact your Florida elder law attorneys at Bakalar & Associates, P.A. today!

Services Included

We handle legal matters that involve:

  • Medicaid Application & Qualification
  • Preserving Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid
  • Medicaid Crisis Planning
  • Medicaid Pre-Planning
  • Qualified Income Only Trusts
  • Incapacity and Disability Planning
  • Assisted Living Admission Agreement Assistance
  • Nursing Home Admission Agreement Assistance
  • Care Giver Agreements
  • Homestead Protection
  • Evaluating Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Long Term Care Insurance Claim Disputes
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