Elder Law

Elder law is a specialized area of law that focuses on legal issues related to the aging population. The elder law attorneys at South Florida Law are well-versed in the unique legal needs and challenges facing older adults and their families. Our elder law attorneys can provide guidance and support for a variety of legal matters, including long-term care planning, Medicaid planning, guardianship, health care surrogate matters and durable powers of attorney.

Long-term Care Planning

Long-term care planning is a critical aspect of elder law. Since life expectancy has increased significantly in recent years, more American adults are living to an age where they require assistance with basic activities of daily living.  With the cost of long-term care rising every year, it’s important to plan for these expenses in advance to prevent unnecessarily spending down assets in order to afford the costs of home care, an assisted living facility or a nursing home.  Elder law attorneys at South Florida Law can help individuals, couples and families to create a plan to cover the cost of long-term care while preserving assets and protecting loved ones. Many strategies can be tailored to meet your specific needs including the strategic transfer of assets and income to trusts or the use of long-term care insurance. We may also advise utilizing Medicaid planning strategies, such as setting up a Medicaid asset protection trust, qualified income trust or restructuring your assets to qualify for Medicaid benefits later in life.

Medicaid Planning

Medicaid planning is another essential component of elder law. Medicaid is a government program that provides healthcare coverage to individuals with limited income and resources. However, the eligibility requirements for Medicaid can be complex and confusing. Our elder law attorneys can help you navigate the Medicaid application process and ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria for this vital program.

Guardianship

Guardianship is a legal process that allows someone to make decisions on behalf of an individual who is no longer capable of making their own decisions due to a physical or mental incapacity. This can include decisions around preferences for long-term care, medical treatment and management of assets. Our elder law attorney can help clients establish guardianship and ensure that their best interests are protected.

Health Care Surrogates

Health care surrogate matters are another critical area of elder law. A health care surrogate is a person appointed to make medical decisions on behalf of an individual who is unable to make these decisions themselves. At South Florida Law, our  elder law attorneys can help you establish a health care surrogate and ensure that your wishes are carried out in the event of incapacity.

Durable Powers of Attorney

Durable powers of attorney are also an essential component of elder law. A durable power of attorney is a legal document that allows someone to make financial and medical decisions on your behalf if you are no longer able to make these decisions yourself. Our elder law attorneys can help you create a durable power of attorney that reflects your wishes and protects your interests.

South Florida Law aims to deliver exceptional service in this specialized area of law that focuses on legal issues related to the aging population. Our elder law attorneys can provide guidance and support for a variety of legal matters, including long-term care planning, Medicaid planning, guardianship, health care surrogate matters, durable powers of attorney and more. If you or a loved one are facing legal issues related to aging, reach out to our elder law attorneys to ensure that your interests are protected and your wishes are carried out.

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Our Associates

Our associate attorneys are all licensed to provide legal services throughout the state of Florida from our offices in Hallandale, Hollywood and Coral Gables. Chosen for their merit, integrity and abilities to make a positive contribution to our clientele, South Florida law associates offer a full range of legal services to our local, national and international client base.

    South Florida Locations

    Hallandale Beach Office:

    1920 East Hallandale Beach
    Blvd., Ste. 702
    Hallandale Beach,
    Fl 33009

    Coral Gables Office:

    2600 Douglas Rd,
    Suite 711,
    Coral Gables,
    FL 33134

    Hollywood Office

    5700 Stirling Road
    Suite 210
    Hollywood,
    FL 33021