Suffolk Elder Law Attorney
Representing Clients Across The Virginia Beach and Richmond Area
As our overall life expectancy continues to grow, our parents and grandparents are enjoying healthy, active lives well into their eighties and nineties. However, it isn’t the case for everyone. As some people age and experience major life changes – retirement, diminished income, loss of a spouse, or failing health – it often falls to the younger generation to pay bills and see to their loved ones’ daily well-being.
Accomplishing this, especially if you don’t live close, may require hiring help or utilizing your loved ones’ funds to cover expenses. Any legal matters involving the physical and/or financial care of a senior citizen or disabled person falls under the category of elder law.
What Can An Elder Law Attorney Do For You?
Elder law attorneys are advocates for the senior and their loved ones. Most elder law attorneys manage a large variety of legal matters affecting an older or handicapped individual, consisting of concerns related to healthcare, long term care planning, guardianship, retirement, Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, and other concerns.
In many ways, elder law attorneys are "professionals" because they concentrate on the needs of older adults, which are frequently different and more customized than the requirements of younger grownups.
At Bush & Taylor, P.C., we focus our efforts on every aspect of elder law and are prepared to help you tend to the needs of an elderly or disabled person in your care. Also, if you are over the age of 55 and have no heirs or dependents, we can work with you to plan the next stage of your life.
Our Suffolk elder law attorneys can handle the following matters, and more
- Guardianship and conservatorship – For concerned individuals whose older relatives are incapacitated, we can help establish you as the decision maker in their medical and financial matters.
- Healthcare planning – We can help you arrange for the long-term, supervised care of loved ones no longer able to live alone, be it placement in a senior facility or at-home care.
- Elder abuse – If you suspect neglect and/or abuse by your loved one’s current care provider, we’ll investigate the matter and work to bring you due compensation.
- Retirement – It’s never too early to plan for retirement. Our attorneys can advise you on choices for the future and help your older loved ones make the most of their golden years. If you have issues with receiving Social Security and/or Medicare/Medicaid benefits, contact us.