Barboursville Elder Law Attorney Assists West Virginia Seniors
Cabell County firm advises on wills and healthcare cost planning
Everyone should be able to enjoy their senior years without constantly worrying about their finances. Knowledgeable advice from an experienced West Virginia elder law attorney can help you manage some of the obstacles that older Americans face. From offices in Barboursville and Beckley, Herrenkohl Law Office handles various issues for elderly clients including Medicaid planning, will preparation and claims arising from instances of nursing home negligence. Whether you’re thinking about the future or have a family member who would benefit from some helpful guidance, my firm is dedicated to relieving some of the legal and financial burdens associated with growing older.
Estate planning lawyer prepares documents to preserve and shift assets
Smart estate planning benefits everyone involved. The person who makes the plan can feel secure that their wishes will be honored and intended beneficiaries won’t have to worry about losing their inheritance to state intestacy laws. No matter your age or financial situation, my firm delivers sound, personalized advice that can help you:
- Create a legacy — Even if you intend to dispose of most assets through a trust or some other instrument, it is critical to establish an enforceable will. A last will and testament can cover any recently acquired assets and items that might have been overlooked while setting up your other arrangements.
- Accomplish your goals — As a qualified estate planning attorney, I start by learning my clients’ objectives, then finding the best ways to achieve them. This way, I can propose useful options tailored to your needs.
- Ease your family’s burden — When it comes to planning for the future, everyone’s situation is unique, but the overall goal is always to ease the burden on their loved ones. Along with asset distribution, my firm drafts power of attorney documents so that clients can set forth clear terms regarding medical treatment and appoint someone they trust to make key decisions. This way, loved ones don’t have to wonder about what your wishes are if you are incapacitated and unable to communicate.
Don’t risk putting your family in a bad situation. In a short time, I can make sure that you establish an estate plan that puts you and your loved ones at ease.
Knowledgeable adviser counsels clients on Medicaid planning
Someone who is counting on Medicaid benefits to assist them once they turn 65 could face severe hardship if their claim is denied due to assets that exceed the $2,000 limit. Fortunately, with skillful guidance, many people can maintain their lifestyle while “spending down” what they own in order to qualify for Medicaid. I work closely with clients and their families to determine how assets can be transferred and medical spending can be adjusted so that elderly claimants can meet Medicaid’s eligibility standards.
Effective litigator advocates for victims of nursing home negligence
When elderly people require help meeting their medical and personal needs, many choose to move into a nursing home or a similar care facility. Residents and their families depend on the people who work for these institutions to treat the seniors they serve with professionalism, compassion and respect. Unfortunately, problems do occur at nursing homes that can lead to a wide range of serious physical and mental problems for vulnerable elderly people. Whether your case involves a fall, bedsores, malnutrition, neglect, abuse or some other type of harm, I take on negligent care providers and battle to hold them accountable. Even if you only suspect that a problem exists with the treatment your elderly loved one is receiving, my firm can help.
Contact a compassionate West Virginia elder law attorney for a consultation
Herrenkohl Law Office provides comprehensive counsel to West Virginians on a wide array of elder law concerns, including healthcare funding and estate planning. To make an appointment, please call 304-948-5860 or contact me online. My offices are located in Barboursville and Beckley.