Elder Law, Medicaid, & Special Needs Trust Planning

The field of elder law and Medicaid deals with those laws and regulations affecting senior citizens and persons with disabilities.  As of the year 2000, more than 12 percent of the population was over the age of 65; by the year 2050, that number is expected to rise to 20 percent.  Many senior citizens end up incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical and long term care bills before their death.  While the state and federal government provide assistance, obtaining that assistance is often difficult, requiring sometimes years of planning.  Furthermore, once the government provides assistance it often seeks reimbursement through your estate when you die.  CMDG can assist you, or a loved one, in planning for your senior years, navigating the administrative and legal process once those years have arrived, and protecting your assets—to the extent possible—if you have received government assistance for your care.  This practice area is led by Mr. Paul B. Burris.  Mr. Burris has many years of experience in the field of elder law and has even received certifications as an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®) and Estate Planning Law Specialist.  Under his leadership, the mission of our elder law and Medicaid planning practice area is to help you make sure that your wishes are honored, and that you are treated with care and dignity during your later years.

CMDG can also assist you with planning for a disabled beneficiary, including drafting special needs trusts and advising regarding special needs trust administration.

If you are ready to discuss how CMDG can help you in this field, please contact us today.