Elder Law Services in Montana
The elder law legal experts at Bulman Jones & Cook PLLC promote and protect the rights, health and economic well-being, and general welfare of older adults and people with disabilities. Our elder care lawyers offer legal help to meet these specific goals. Contact us for a free consultation with an experienced attorney, call (406) 393-8010 today.
An Elder Law attorney is important to involve in Medicaid Planning, Long-Term Care, or with a Guardianship. At Bulman Jones & Cook PLLC, our Missoula Elder Law attorneys help clients and their families plan by using tools for Estate Planning, Asset Protection, and Nursing Home Planning. It is best to start discussing Elder Law with your Montana lawyer by the time you reach 60.
The primary difference between Elder Law and Estate Planning is that Elder Law deals with the unique issues that face elderly clients including Nursing Homes, Long-Term Care, and Asset Protection. Many of the procedures are similar, but what is acceptable in Montana Estate Planning can be devastating for Elder Law purposes.
At Bulman Jones & Cook PLLC, we find that many people who do Estate Planning are attempting to save money on Probate and the techniques used can expose the assets to claims from the state for Nursing Home or other Long-Term Care. Elder Law can be thought of as Estate Planning with an emphasis on making sure the individual or their spouse is not disqualified for benefits they may need as they continue to age or the level of care needed increases.
As your Elder Law attorneys, we can create documents which help with planning for Long-Term Care, insurance, Protecting Assets, and making sure Medicaid and Veteran’s Benefits are available. In some circumstances, it is necessary to establish a Montana Guardianship to care for parents or spouses who have become incapable of managing their daily personal, health, or financial matters.
Bulman, Jones & Cook PLLC Elder Law Attorneys Can Help
You may be overwhelmed and frustrated about your particular circumstances. If your spouse is ill and needs Nursing Home Care, perhaps you are worried about whether you qualify for Medicaid to pay for that care, or whether all of your hard-earned savings will be drained if you don’t qualify. Maybe you have heard horror stories about elder couples being forced to get Divorced to keep one spouse from having to drain their life savings to pay for Nursing Home Care for the other.
Perhaps you have not created your Living Will or thought about establishing a Trust to make sure your Assets are distributed properly. Or maybe you have a simple question about creating a Power of Attorney.
Our Missoula Elder Law lawyers determine what is important to you and what your goals are. Because of our education and training, we know how to offer you step-by-step solutions designed for your particular circumstances. As attorneys we have a legal and ethical responsibility to lay out all of your options, then come to an agreement with you on what is best for you and your family. We will associate with our network of experts in the field of eldercare, such as nursing home care, tax situations, and Family Law matters.
The legal experts at Bulman Jones & Cook PLLC will not only help educate you on your options, but we will also help you implement your plan. Please call us today to discuss your situation and schedule your Free Consultation.