Estate Planning and Elder Law Attorneys in Naples, FL
Our needs change as we age. From mobility to prescription medications, and from financial management to asset protection, most senior citizens will eventually encounter a number of issues that they have not previously considered earlier in life.
Elder law is the branch of legal practice devoted to addressing these kinds of issues. At Woods, Weidenmiller, Michetti & Rudnick, PLLC, we provide comprehensive elder law services in Naples and all of Florida. Our attorneys work one-on-one with senior citizens, adult children with aging parents in Florida, guardians, and other individuals who need personalized and compassionate legal advice, and we offer customized solutions that are tailored to each client’s unique individual needs.
Who Should Hire an Elder Law Attorney?
Aging brings with it some unique legal issues. While many people choose to ignore these issues for as long as possible, the reality is that it is almost always easier and more cost-effective to address them sooner rather than later. Ultimately, elder law planning is about maintaining as much control as possible. From making health care decisions to covering the cost of long-term care without draining your estate, there are several reasons why most seniors and families will benefit from speaking with an elder law attorney.
An elder law attorney can help you address questions such as:
- How can I make sure my doctor knows my wishes if I am not able to communicate them?
- How can I use Medicare to cover the costs of long-term care?
- How can I apply for or maintain Medicaid, Social Security disability or other government benefits?
- What if I am not satisfied with the care I am receiving at my long-term care facility?
- How can I make sure my spouse or child has legal authority to make medical and financial decisions on my behalf?
- How can I preserve my wealth for future generations?
- Do I need to appoint a guardian? If so, when will guardianship take effect?
Many of our clients come to us in need of help, but unsure of what specific questions they need to ask. If you are uncertain about your (or your parent’s) legal needs, our attorneys can guide you every step of the way. Our attorneys will ask you the questions necessary to determine what we can do to help, and we will explain your options in plain English, not legalese.
While many aging individuals face the same types of legal issues, your needs are personal to you. We understand this, and we will work closely with you to determine the best path forward in light of your unique health, family and financial circumstances. Contact us to learn more.
Schedule a Confidential Initial Consultation in Naples, FL
If you would like more information about how our elder law attorneys can help you, we encourage you to get in touch. To schedule a confidential initial consultation, please call our Naples, FL law offices at (239) 325-4070 or tell us how we can reach you online today.