Protect Your Loved Ones with the Help of an Elder Law Attorney
Guardianship & Conservatorship
If you become incapacitated and cannot make decisions regarding your welfare or financial affairs, the court may have to appoint a guardian or conservator. To avoid these situations, it is important to seek an attorney’s assistance and plan ahead by executing the proper powers of attorney.
Our attorneys can help you to prepare the proper documentation so that your healthcare wishes will be carried out if you become incapacitated. At a minimum, you should have a Healthcare Power of Attorney, Mental Healthcare Power of Attorney and Living Will.
At least 70% of Americans over 65 will need some type of long-term care for a period of up to 25 months before they die. A nursing home can cost from $4,000-$6,000 per month. It is essential to plan for long-term care needs, and our attorneys can assist you with their experience in this area.
Under certain conditions, Medicare will pay for part of 100 days of long-term care. Medicaid pays for long-term care, but there are financial qualifications to meet in addition to state requirements. Our attorneys may be able to help you to qualify for Medicaid to defray the costs of long-term care.
When you pass away, some of your surviving family may be eligible for Social Security benefits. Our attorneys can verify what types of benefits your family can receive upon your death. Knowing this information is an essential part of an overall estate plan.
If you served in the military, there are several benefits available to you through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA pays for healthcare for disabled veterans and more. Our attorneys can help you navigate through the governmental paperwork to get the benefits you deserve.
To find out more about elder law in Yuma, Arizona, and make an appointment with Shawn D. Garner and Adam D. Hansen call Deason Garner & Hansen Law Firm today at (928) 783-4575.