Elder Law and Elder Care Planning

Elder law addresses the needs of older individuals and individuals with disabilities. Because their needs differ from those of younger clients, elder law emerged as a practice focus much like geriatrics and gerontology did in medical practice. While it can be stressful to think about the issues that arise with advanced age, illness, and incapacity, our lawyers will work closely with you; we are passionate about maximizing the quality of your life while securing a comfortable future for any spouse who remains in the community and, if you wish, for younger generations.

At Gusto Senior, we believe in compassion and confidence. We take pride in talking to you and helping you understand your options.

We assist you with arranging assets; obtaining available benefits; and establishing wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and healthcare proxies. We’ll help you create financial plans to ensure that you can afford long-term care while still preserving as many assets as possible for your spouse or descendants. We also handle guardianships, surrogate decision-making, and estate conservation and administration. We watch for signs of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of older clients, and are devoted to meeting your goals efficiently, legally, and holistically.

At Gusto Senior, our mission is to provide accurate information, unwavering support, and steady guidance. Our team communicate with case workers, secure benefits straightforwardly, and assist with paperwork.

We make the process as easy and clear as possible so you can embrace the future comfortably and confidently.

We can work with you on:

  • Wills and Trusts, to help you plan your estate and provide for the people and the organizations that are important to you;
  • Special Needs Trust, to protect an inheritance or other money or property for a disabled person who receives government benefits based on financial need;
  • Financial Powers of Attorney and Advance Directives for health care, to guide your representatives in making decisions if you are injured or ill;
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships, including going to court, when there are concerns about whether someone who has physical or mental disabilities is able to make decisions;
  • Probate and Trust administration, to assist you in handling the money and property in the estate or the trust, giving the necessary notices, settling claims by creditors, paying any required taxes, and distributing the assets to the people who are supposed to receive them; and
  • Senior Living and Planning for Long Term Care, to give you information about senior living and care options, and to help you understand the rules about protecting assets and qualifying for long term care insurance benefits.