An Elder Law Firm Helping Clients Improve Life Today And Plan For The Future
There is a common misconception that elder law is just another term for estate planning. This is an important element, to be sure, but the practice area is much broader than that. Elder law is an area of legal practice involving the unique issues facing older people. As people age, their needs change—including their legal needs. Elder law exists to ensure that older people are offered the protections, security, and opportunities that they deserve as respected members of our communities.
At Jurist Law Group, PLLC, we are entirely focused on meeting the elder law needs of clients in Little Rock and surrounding areas of Arkansas. When you contact our firm, you and your case will benefit from more than three decades of experience as well as personalized attention and a supportive, relaxed office environment. No matter what your specific needs may be, we have the knowledge, experience and resources to solve your problems and exceed your expectations.
Elder Law Is Diverse And Wide-Ranging
Our elder law attorneys handle legal matters in the following areas:
- Health care law: Helping clients with health care related issues, including the navigation of insurance policies and claims as well as the Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid systems.
- Long-term care: Planning for and facilitating long-term care, and the unique complex of issues that arise in situations where someone requires long-term and/or intensive care.
- Estate planning: Using tools like wills, trusts, health care directives, and powers of attorney to map out a comprehensive plan for your assets and property during your lifetime and after your death, as well as a chain of command for decision-making in case you become incapacitated.
- Guardianship: A structure of protection to employ when someone becomes legally incapacitated, which allows a friend, loved one, or appointed professional to take legal responsibility over their decisions to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
- Probate: Helping clients navigate the long, often arduous probate process, during which the court must go over a will to ensure all creditors and taxes are paid before distribution to beneficiaries. Our attorneys can also help you and your loved ones avoid this process.
One major benefit to hiring a dedicated elder law firm is that you can take a more comprehensive approach to planning and problem solving. For instance, we understand that many clients will need Medicaid in order to afford the costs of long-term care later in life. We can help you create an asset protection strategy that allows you to qualify for Medicaid while still retaining important estate assets to pass along to your children and other loved ones. If you served in the military during wartime, we can also explore your options for claiming additional long-term care benefits from the VA.