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Medicaid & Special Needs Planning

If You Or A Loved One Needs To Qualify For Medicaid Or Other Assistance, We Can Help.

We are experienced with Special Needs Trusts, Medicaid Trusts, Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts, durable powers of attorney with enhanced powers, spend-down rules, estate recovery liens, annuities, long-term care insurance, life insurance with long-term care riders, pre-paid or pre-need funeral contracts, and other specialized tools to help you take on the rising costs of nursing home care or other long-term care.

Our attorneys regularly draft special needs trusts and other specialty trusts that can hold assets for disabled children and adults, without disqualifying the beneficiary from essential government support programs, such as Medicaid. Assets in these trusts can be used to supplement the support provided through state and federal programs. This ensures that the beneficiaries have access to resources for their care and needs, beyond what the government support provides. These trusts can also be a powerful planning tool for older adults who need assistance from Medicaid to cover the costs of long-term care. Taking steps early on (preferably at least five years before applying for Medicaid) can help aging adults preserve assets for the next generation and can help avoid the effects of government liens on the family home.

If you are forward-looking and not yet in need of long-term care, our attorneys can help you create a life care plan that will smooth the transition to long-term care (when needed) and will ensure protection for the assets you want to pass on to your children and grandchildren. Traditional estate plans focus on what happens to your property when you die. You may still have a lot of life to live, and those final years can be the most expensive and the most difficult ones. We can help you make a plan that addresses not only your death, but also the rest of your life.

Below you can meet our excellent Medicaid and special needs attorneys.