Elder Law and Estate Planning
Elder law is often reactive. Families may urgently begin planning after a loved one has a health issue or is admitted to a nursing home. While it’s possible to plan productively at any stage of life, the earlier you start, the more options you will have.
At Cunningham, Chernicoff & Warshawsky, P.C., in Harrisburg, elder law is a key area of our law practice. As our population ages, our attorneys look for legal solutions to help our clients accomplish their goals. Call us at 717-260-3527 to talk to a lawyer about your situation.
Protecting Your Financial Interests
One of the things that is different about our law firm is we take a financial overview approach to estate planning. Our lawyers have business and real estate law backgrounds in addition to estate planning. We review life insurance, long-term care insurance, trusts, investments and beneficiary designations to ensure that you are covered.
Elder law encompasses many types of planning, including:
- Nursing home planning, which may include purchasing long-term care insurance
- Medicaid planning, which consists of protecting assets prior to nursing home admission
- Disability planning, which ensures that you have the proper legal documents in place to plan for disability, including power of attorney and an advance health care directive
Our lawyers work within the framework of what is permissible and can be done to preserve assets and obtain optimal long-term care for the person who requires it. In addition to economic issues of preserving an estate, we look at noneconomic issues such as quality of life. We ask the right questions and look at estate planning as a whole.