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Boston MA - Massachusetts Elder Law Attorney lawyer -- Betsey Crimmins, Greater Boston Legal Services, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Medicaid planning advice -- Carlin Renderos, Spencer & Renderos LLC, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts save assets from Medicare if -- Carol Glick, Conn Kavanaugh Rosenthal Peisch & Ford, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Medicaid spend down and recovery -- Carolyn Martello CELA, Blake & Associates, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Elder Law estate planning -- Charles Artesani, Law Offices of Charles J. Artesani Jr, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts trusts wills, living wills, power of attorney, probate -- Charles Tevnan, Tevnan & Tevnan, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Elder Law Attorney lawyer -- Cheryl Smith, Bass Doherty & Finks PC, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Medicaid planning advice -- Clare Culhane, Blake & Associates, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts save assets from Medicare if -- Cynthia Volante, Law Office of Cynthia M. Volante, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Medicaid spend down and recovery -- Daniel Bartley, Greater Boston Legal Services, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Elder Law estate planning -- Daniel Dowcett, Attorney at Law, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts trusts wills, living wills, power of attorney, probate -- Dorothy Bickford, Badger Dolan et al, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Elder Law Attorney lawyer -- Eric Oalican, Cohen & Oalican LLP, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Medicaid planning advice -- Freeya Shoffner, Shoffner & Associates, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts save assets from Medicare if -- Gary Zalkin , Counselor at Law PC, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Medicaid spend down and recovery -- Harry Margolis, Margolis & Associates, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Elder Law estate planning -- Ilene Klein, New England School of Law, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts trusts wills, living wills, power of attorney, probate -- Jeffrey Bloom, Margolis & Associates, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Elder Law Attorney lawyer -- Jennifer Civitella, Tarlow Breed et. Al, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Medicaid planning advice -- Katie Muldoon, Cushing & Dolan PC, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts save assets from Medicare if -- Ken Shulman, Day Pitney LLP, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Medicaid spend down and recovery -- Lauren Marshall, Margolis & Associates, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Elder Law estate planning -- Laurie McKeown , Attorney at Law, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts trusts wills, living wills, power of attorney, probate -- Lisa Rule, Student Member, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Elder Law Attorney lawyer -- M. Blake, Blake & Associates, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Medicaid planning advice -- Mark Cavanaugh, Bass Doherty & Finks PC, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts save assets from Medicare if -- Mark McCue, McCue Lee & Greene LLP, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Medicaid spend down and recovery -- Melissa Langa, Bove & Langa PC, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Elder Law estate planning -- Michael Bass, Bass & Doherty PC, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts trusts wills, living wills, power of attorney, probate -- Pamela Greenfield, Cohen & Oalican LLP, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Elder Law Attorney lawyer -- Patricia Christello, Margolis & Associates, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Medicaid planning advice -- Patricia Martin, Cohen & Oalican LLP, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts save assets from Medicare if -- Peter Macy, Weston Patrick PA, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Medicaid spend down and recovery -- Raymond Young, Young & Bayle, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Elder Law estate planning -- Rebecca Benson, Cohen & Oalican LLP, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts trusts wills, living wills, power of attorney, probate -- Robert Ryan, Bove & Langa PC, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Elder Law Attorney lawyer -- Roland Gray, Rubin and Rudman, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Medicaid planning advice -- Sarah Allen, Taylor Ganson & Perrin LLP, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts save assets from Medicare if -- Stanley Meyer, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Medicaid spend down and recovery -- Steven Cohen, Cohen & Oalican LLP, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts Elder Law estate planning -- Suzanne Gallagher, Student Member, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Boston MA - Massachusetts trusts wills, living wills, power of attorney, probate -- Thomas Moylan, Plourde Bogue & Moylan LLP, Suffolk County      Click to request assistance
Fitchburg MA - Massachusetts Elder Law Attorney lawyer -- Andrea Lehtonen, Law Office of Andrea J. Lehtonen, Worcester County      Click to request assistance
Fitchburg MA - Massachusetts Medicaid planning advice -- Christine Tree , Attorney at Law, Worcester County      Click to request assistance
Fitchburg MA - Massachusetts save assets from Medicare if -- Emily Starr CELA, Ciota Starr & Vander Linden LLP, Worcester County      Click to request assistance
Fitchburg MA - Massachusetts Medicaid spend down and recovery -- Lee Halloran , Attorney at Law, Worcester County      Click to request assistance
Fitchburg MA - Massachusetts Elder Law estate planning -- Pall Kalmansson, Law Office of Pall G. Kalmansson PC, Worcester County      Click to request assistance
Lynn MA - Massachusetts trusts wills, living wills, power of attorney, probate -- Christopher Casey, Casey & Casey PC, Essex County      Click to request assistance
Lynn MA - Massachusetts Elder Law Attorney lawyer -- James Bacik, Carrigan & Bacik LLC, Essex County      Click to request assistance
Lynn MA - Massachusetts Medicaid planning advice -- John Ford, Neighborhood Legal Services, Essex County      Click to request assistance
Lynn MA - Massachusetts save assets from Medicare if -- Lisa Carrigan, Law Office of Lisa A. Carrigan, Essex County      Click to request assistance
Lynn MA - Massachusetts Medicaid spend down and recovery -- Mary McGee, McGee & Schiavoni, Essex County      Click to request assistance
Lynn MA - Massachusetts Elder Law estate planning -- Stephen Smith, Law Office of Stephen L. Smith, Essex County      Click to request assistance
Lynnfield MA - Massachusetts trusts wills, living wills, power of attorney, probate -- William Miller, Cooley & Miller, Essex County      Click to request assistance
Mendon MA - Massachusetts trusts wills, living wills, power of attorney, probate -- Ralph F. Tepper - Attorney at Law, Worcester County      Click to request assistance
Pittsfield MA - Massachusetts trusts wills, living wills, power of attorney, probate -- Benjamin Smith, Simons Smith & Gerrard, Berkshire County      Click to request assistance
Pittsfield MA - Massachusetts Elder Law Attorney lawyer -- Joel Greenberg , Attorney at Law, Berkshire County      Click to request assistance
Pittsfield MA - Massachusetts Medicaid planning advice -- John McLaughlin , Attorney at Law, Berkshire County      Click to request assistance
Pittsfield MA - Massachusetts save assets from Medicare if -- Richard Drennan, Drennan Law Offices, Berkshire County      Click to request assistance
Pittsfield MA - Massachusetts Medicaid spend down and recovery -- Virginia Smith, Grinnell Dubendorf & Smith LLP, Berkshire County      Click to request assistance
West Springfield MA - Massachusetts Elder Law estate planning -- Dorene Archambault , Attorney at Law, Hampden County      Click to request assistance
West Springfield MA - Massachusetts trusts wills, living wills, power of attorney, probate -- Law Office of Eileen Sullivan-Boss, Hampden County      Click to request assistance
West Springfield MA - Massachusetts Elder Law Attorney lawyer -- Holly Lewis, Law Office of Holly L. Lewis PC, Hampden County      Click to request assistance
West Springfield MA - Massachusetts Medicaid planning advice -- Lisa Beauvais , Attorney at Law, Hampden County      Click to request assistance
West Springfield MA - Massachusetts save assets from Medicare if -- Mary Powers, Attorney at Law, Hampden County      Click to request assistance

 

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About Elder Law and Medicaid Consultations

Elder Law Advice
Medicaid Advice (Medicaid Planning)

Elder Law Advice

An attorney specializing in elder law helps older people and their families or caregivers with elder-specific legal issues, estate planning and long term care planning.

Many of these attorneys spent a great deal of their time helping individuals or couples qualify for Medicaid and preserve assets from Medicaid spend down and recovery. Property ownership, special transfer allowances, application for hardship review, Miller trusts and family-beneficial use of spend down monies are areas where their services can protect family members and healthy spouses from undue hardship. Although they typically can't charge to fill out a Medicaid application, elder lawyers, through advice and guidance, can often accelerate the approval process saving the family a great deal of money. This often more than compensates for their fee.

On the other hand many elder attorneys do not just limit their practice to Medicaid planning but help elders and their families with all types of issues. Below is a partial list of what an elder or Elder Law attorney might do:

  • Preservation or transfer of assets seeking to avoid spousal impoverishment when a spouse enters a nursing home
  • Medicaid qualification and application and Medicaid planning strategies
  • Medicare claims and appeals
  • Social security and disability claims and appeals
  • Supplemental and long term health insurance issues
  • Disability planning, including use of durable powers of attorney, living trusts, "living wills," for financial management and health care decisions, and other means of delegating management and decision-making to another in case of incompetency or incapacity
  • Conservatorships and guardianships
  • Estate planning, including planning for the management of one's estate during life and its disposition on death through the use of trusts, wills and other planning documents
  • Probate
  • Administration and management of trusts and estates
  • Long term care placements in nursing home and life care communities
  • Nursing home issues including questions of patients' rights and nursing home quality
  • Elder abuse and fraud recovery cases
  • Housing issues, including discrimination and home equity conversions (reverse mortgage)
  • Age discrimination in employment
  • Retirement, including public and private retirement benefits, survivor benefits and pension benefits
  • Health law
  • Mental health law

Medicaid Advice (Medicaid Planning)

A person facing the prospect of long-term care with moderate income and assets may eventually have to rely on Medicaid to pay part or all of the cost of care. But many states rob a healthy spouse of a previously adequate income by allowing too little in protected resources and income. Likewise, children, relatives and friends are not recognized for the financial sacrifices they make in providing the early care before a recipient becomes bad enough to need Medicaid funded professional help.

Medicaid planning, using a professional Medicaid planning advisor or qualified elder law attorney, allows you to correct inequities in the system. Medicaid planning has gotten a bad name because some individuals, who would normally have too many assets to ever qualify for Medicaid, deliberately use it, many years in advance, to give away everything to their family so as to qualify for Medicaid. It is wrong to abuse the system in this way and to use taxpayer dollars to insure an inheritance for the family. And if that person is not anticipating immediate care, this strategy is just plain dumb.

Medicaid planning is no different from tax planning. In fact a Supreme Court decision condones honest methods of eliminating income taxes or estate taxes. Just like tax planning, Medicaid planning uses existing laws to structure legal strategies.

Tax planning and Medicaid planning both put an additional burden on taxpayers, but one is considered ethical and the other not.

We believe that all strategies have their place in the scheme of things. Medicaid planning fits certain circumstances usually where families are in a crisis mode trying to preserve a few assets such as a house or a savings plan. There is no attempt to take advantage of the taxpayers. Using other strategies for paying the cost of care is much better for a younger generation wanting a plan that will allow for home care, assisted living and a choice in care services.

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