MEDICAID & GUARDIANSHIPS

Medicaid Planning and Guardianship Issues

As we age, our needs change and grow, as well. The legal steps you took to protect your family from probate taxes when you were in your 50s can suddenly seem inadequate now that you are in your 70s. If you are an adult child of aging parents, Medicaid and Medicare are probably part of your everyday conversation. At Jacobowitz and Gubits, LLP, our elder law attorneys know how your needs change. We are ready to help you meet the challenges that come with aging.

AARP approved: We are proud of our recognition we have earned with our AARP-approved attorneys serving the needs of senior citizens and families concerned about the welfare of elderly parents and grandparents.

Protecting Assets and Ensuring Medicaid Eligibility

Our elder law attorneys are AARP-approved to help clients become eligible for Medicaid benefits. In order to qualify for Medicaid, an individual must meet certain stringent criteria. There are many tools that can help individuals meet these qualifications. Among these tools are supplemental needs trusts and property transfers. When planning for Medicaid eligibility, the best results are usually achieved with long-term planning. However, the elder law attorneys of Jacobowitz and Gubits can also help families and individuals achieve Medicaid eligibility over a more immediate time frame.

Dedicated Representation in Guardianship Proceedings

Guardianships can be necessary to handle the affairs of a person who is unable to handle his or her own affairs or protect a vulnerable person from exploitation. Court approval is necessary to establish a guardianship. Our law firm has substantial experience preparing guardianship petitions and presenting them before the appropriate court. Our experience in this complex aspect of estate planning also includes defending individuals who do not believe a guardianship is necessary. Whether protecting assets or representing a loved one in need, you can benefit from the experience of our Medicaid planning lawyers who meet the AARP standards of experience and client satisfaction. Contact us at 845-764-9656 (toll free at 866-303-9595). We maintain offices in Walden and Monticello, and serve clients throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley.