Fayette and Jasper Medicaid Planning Lawyer
Remember when grandma said, "We're packing our umbrella so that it won't rain?"
So does Tuscaloosa elder law lawyer Chip Browder, who uses that reminder as his guidepost when he talks to his clients about the need for elder law planning.
We know that no one likes to face the possibility of going into a nursing home. The Herbert E. "Chip" Browder Law Office approaches such situations by helping you "pack your own umbrella" to plan for the worst while still hoping for the best.
Answering the "What if?" Questions
The way we look at it, careful planning can help answer a lot of those "what if" questions surrounding the latter stages of your life or the life of a loved one.
Attorney Chip Browder can put together an estate plan that makes sense so that elderly clients can control their estates rather than letting the state of Alabama dictate what will happen. He also routinely makes recommendations and referrals about long-term care insurance where a family has not yet looked into such additional protection.
Our law firm can also help structure your assets through life estate planning and other legal strategies so that you might be better able to take advantage of available Medicaid assistance if faced with a future, long-term health care situation.
While no one plans to fail, many often get too busy and fail to plan. In such cases, the alternative to not having your own written estate plan is the Alabama legislature's one-size-fits-all plan, which may, unfortunately, bring non-family beneficiaries or creditors into your estate: the tax man, the state, the nursing home, disgruntled or controlling in-laws, and other potential creditors. At the end of the day, without a proper estate plan, your heirs may be left out in the cold.
Contact an Experienced Elder Law Firm
If you are concerned that you, your spouse or a parent might require a nursing home or even in-home nursing care in the future, please contact us using the form on this website or call Chip Browder at 888-341-3928 to schedule a free consultation.
It is critical with the current law changes that you and your family take steps now to plan ahead. Please don't wait until that critical health situation is staring you or a loved one in the face.
No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by lawyers. Pursuant to IRS requirements, we are required to inform you that any federal tax advice whether written or verbal, provided during this presentation, is not intended to be used, and cannot be used, for purposes of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code, or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein.