Northland Elder Law Services
Medicaid rules are complex and confusing. Often clients mistakenly rely on information received from friends, neighbors and family members instead of consulting an Elder Law attorney. We are your aid when needing help with Medicaid planning.
Whether you or a loved one is facing immediate nursing home care, or you want to plan for the possibility of nursing home care, Northland Elder Law is able to answer your questions and provide you with up-to-date information on what to expect.
Proper asset protection planning will protect your home, investments and other assets from the spend down requirement of nursing home Medicaid.
Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney
Proper legal planning allows you to provide for your loved ones after you pass away, in accordance with your desires. It also allows you to maintain control of your assets while living, and provide for your care if you become disabled.
Probate is a legal proceeding that gives authority for a Personal Representative (also known as an Executor) to administer the estate of a person who has died, (the decedent).
When a person has created a Trust for distribution of their assets, then Probate is usually not necessary. However, it is important that Trust Administration be completed legally and competently.
A Guardianship grants legal authority to control and manage the incapacitated person’s medical and health decisions, including placement. A Conservatorship grants legal authority to control and manage the incapacitated person’s assets and finances.