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Elder Law - Health Happens!

At my elder law firm I recognize that the legal issues you face are often the consequence of a sudden and unexpected health event. As a result, the focus is on providing attentive and compassionate legal counsel; guiding you through every step in the legal process while protecting your interests and asserting your rights.

As you or your loved ones age, you may be confronted with a variety of specific age-related needs such as asset protection, long-term care planning, guardianship, health care proxies and nursing home admission. These types of issues can often be complex, requiring careful legal consideration and planning. The challenges can seem even more daunting for those trying to provide for the care of a loved one from out of state.

As an elder law attorney, I spend my time providing comprehensive legal solutions for seniors. My goal is to work with families to allow my clients to live in the least restrictive setting possible. Whether you need to provide immediate emergency care for a loved one, or are interested in long term planning, you will get the legal guidance, security, and peace of mind, you and your family need at what can be a very vulnerable situation.

- Estate planning
- Asset protection and tax minimization
- Long term care and incapacitation planning
- Health Care Proxies and Living Wills


- Guardianship and Conservatorship
- Emergency care assistance
- Assistance with nursing home admission

- Medicaid
- Durable Power of Attorney
- Wealth Management Services

Estate Planning

Having a comprehensive estate plan is an important way to define how your assets will be distributed upon your death, provide for the guardianship of minor children and ensure that your wishes will be followed should you become incapacitated.

Estate planning involves working closely with you to analyze your financial and health care situation and fully understand your personal wishes. We will then develop a comprehensive estate plan that may include a last will and testament, tax minimization strategies, living will, health care proxy, guardianship for minor children, and durable power of attorney. Once your estate plan is finalized, we will ensure that all necessary documents are executed and that any executors are fully informed.

In addition, we will work with you to ensure that your estate plan evolves to meet any new needs resulting from life events such as the birth of a child or moving to another state.

- Wills
- Trusts
- Health Care Proxies
- Long term care insurance needs


- Power of Attorney
- Guardianship
- Executor Services

- Preparing Medicaid plans and applications
- Review of life insurance
- Gift and charitable contribution planning

Probate & Trust Administration Practice

The emotions associated with losing a loved one can make it difficult to deal with any legal matter that may result from his or her death. In addition, many people can find the court-supervised probate process lengthy, frustrating, confusing and expensive. We understand this, and we pride ourselves in guiding you through probate, inheritance, trust and tax matters in a professional, sensitive and cost-effective manner. While every probate, inheritance, trust and tax situation is unique, our primary goal remains consistent - protecting your interests and relieving the legal burden that may follow the passing of a loved one.


Probate Services

Our experience stretches across a wide range of probate, inheritance, trust and tax matters including the following:

- Probating wills and intestate estates
- Legal counsel for trustees, executors, administrators and beneficiaries

- Administering trusts
- Distribution of assets
- Challenges to fiduciaries

- Petitions to partition
- Will contests (challenging and defending)
- Taxation


Financial Planning Services

Working with our sister firm Solares Hill Advisors allows us to provide clients more coordinated and comrehensive financial planning and wealth management to make sure planning in one area does not create problems in another.

Please visit us at solareshilladvisors.com for more information.