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Elder Law – Planning Ahead Of Time

Elder law addresses legal issues common to people of retirement age such as estate planning, Medicaid eligibility, planning for health care, and protection against fraud. Attorney Mary L. Greenwood and her staff help clients make decisions that preserve assets for a spouse or children, while ensuring that their own needs are addressed. We represent individuals and couples, including an increasing number of unmarried clients living as domestic partners.

Brandon Family Law Center provides legal advice and representation in regard to the following elder law issues:

  • Medicaid eligibility
  • Health care planning
  • Reallocation of assets
  • Special needs trusts
  • Testamentary trusts
  • Immediate annuities
  • Transfers of property
  • Gifts and gift taxes

Careful Medicaid Planning

We advise elder law clients on government restrictions regarding gifts to family members and other spend-down or transfer of assets in anticipation of Medicaid eligibility. Brandon Family Law Center, LLC, will help you plan carefully for maximum asset protection while planning ahead for nursing home care, assisted living or home health care. We counsel clients on all options, including referrals and advice on long-term care insurance.

Not Sure Where To Begin? Contact Brandon Family Law Center Today

Contact an elder law attorney who will take the time to explore your goals and assess your situation and who will work hard to put you and your heirs in the best possible position. We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments, including visits to your home or care facility if you cannot travel to our Brandon, Florida, office.

Preserving Assets When Entering Long-Term Care

Brandon Family Law Center, LLC, provides elder law counsel for older clients anticipating nursing home or other health care that would drain or deplete the family assets. Attorney Greenwood offers over 30 years of experience in estate planning and Medicaid planning for people of the Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County area.

Working with financial planners and tax experts, Ms. Greenwood explains how a trust, will, guardianship or annuity can help you protect more of your assets while qualifying you or a spouse for Medicaid and other medical benefits. You don't have to spend down your assets or become impoverished to receive long-term medical care benefits. However, because there is a five-year look-back period for Medicaid, taking steps now could prevent you from incurring costly penalties later.

If you have questions regarding Medicaid eligibility, asset reallocation or guardianships, email or call Brandon Family Law Center at 813-438-7119 and inquire about our reduced-rate initial consultation.