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Elder Law Areas


  1. Medicaid Planning/Asset Protection (Skilled Nursing Home)

  2. Veterans' Benefits/Asset Maximization (Assisted Living Home)

  3. Pre-Crisis Planning (prior to nursing home entry)

  4. Caregiver Planning (for children caring for parents)

  5. Real Estate Protection (strategies for preserving real estate)

  6. Guardianships



  1. Pre-planning for hundreds of families each year

  2. Medicaid/Crisis planning for families throughout Crawford County, Mercer County, Venango County, and Erie County

"Elder Law" is a general term for the legal practice areas devoted to care for, or protection of, the elderly. Depending on the context, it may refer to estate planning or Medicaid planning, or another type of legal interest. In our practice, we view our elder law practice as encompassing the financial and physical protection of our area senior citizens. Our primary concern is planning, which generally includes the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney, and at least a cursory Medicaid plan, if the client may require nursing home care in the near future. 


We also aid veterans and their families in securing benefits from the Veterans' Administration. We even help represent the elderly in situations where potential abuse may have occurred. When a client or spouse or parent has entered a nursing home, our office engages in effective and efficient asset protection strategies to protect spouses and inheritance for children.

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