Elder Law Attorneys in St. Louis Park Give Your Family Options
Minnesota lawyers explain the legal rights of senior family members
Many issues confront people as they grow older. Everyone must consider estate planning needs, health care plans, tax planning issues and Medicare or Medicaid coverage. Decisions on these subjects often have major long-term ramifications not only for the individual but for their family members as well. If you are considering such major decisions, you need experienced legal guidance.
Richard D. Bunin Law Offices provides counseling on elder law to the greater St. Louis Park area. Someone concerned about how their decisions affect their family should speak with one of our attorneys.
What is elder law, and when should I consider it?
Elder law is an umbrella term that refers to legal issues people confront as they age. Those include estate planning, retirement planning and its tax implications, healthcare issues and the requirements for Medicare or Medicaid, and guardianships and conservatorships, as well as many other subjects.
Despite its name, people should start understanding elder law issues and planning well before retirement age. Planning is even more urgent for someone with an elderly family member who is disabled or a family member with special needs. Our attorneys have decades of experience directing people through elder law issues. If you have concerns about estate planning in Minnesota, we can assist you with your options.
What do I need to know about Medicaid or Medical Assistance in Minnesota?
Medicaid, known as Medical Assistance in Minnesota, is a combined federal and state program designed to provide financial assistance to those in need for their medical and long-term-care expenses. It is the only government program that will pay for long-term nursing home care.
The rules that establish qualification for Medicaid/Medical Assistance are very complicated and change frequently. It is imperative that you speak with a qualified elder law attorney before taking any actions that might cause problems for you and your family. Many actions concerning Medicaid/ Medical Assistance can also have family relationship, tax, and legal ramifications that must be considered.
Contact us about elder law in Minnesota
Many people approaching the end of their careers must start to consider the financial implications beyond retirement. Others who have family members who are retired should understand the steps that must be taken before an individual becomes incapacitated and how long-term-care costs can best be handled. Richard D. Bunin Law Offices assists those in the greater St. Louis Park area with issues that confront the elderly. Contact us at 952.544.2345 or online for a consultation about elder law in Minnesota.