Elder Law / Medicaid planning
Elder law encompasses several closely related practice areas, including Medicaid planning, estate planning, asset protection and special needs trusts. Our goal in this area of the law is to help seniors and the people who love them make important decisions regarding long-term health care, assets, real property, savings accounts, pension plans and other issues. While every one of our clients comes to us with a unique set of goals and concerns, they typically need assistance in one of two areas: crisis planning or proactive planning.
Many individuals and families think that estate planning is only for the very rich, the kinds of people you see on television living the “good life.” The truth is, almost everyone can benefit from having an estate plan of their own and having it prepared by an attorney who focuses on this area of the law.
Estate Administration and Probate
Losing someone you love is one of the most stressful events you will ever experience. The last thing you want to do at a time like this makes important financial decisions, such as managing assets, paying bills, dealing with the probate court and many other important issues—issues that can have a major impact on your family’s current and future financial situation. At Anthony Kirkland, Attorney P.C., we can guide you through this difficult time compassionately and efficiently. We understand what you are going through and have the experience to handle the process for you so that you can concentrate on coming to terms with your loss and getting on with your life.
Special Needs Planning
The need to protect the disabled who have suffered debilitating injuries that radically change their lives and their families’ lives is very important. Those who find themselves in a catastrophic accident and who suffer physically, mentally and financially must be protected as permitted under the law. Special trusts, known as Special Needs Trusts (SNT), can be and should be used as the legal vehicle whereby the disabled and those who are otherwise impaired may continue to receive benefits provided through the State and Federal governments and retain supplemental assistance from funds generated by injury settlements, inheritance, and gifts.