Experienced Estate Lawyer In Wayne County MI
Experienced Estate Lawyer To Help You & Your Loved Ones in Wayne County MI
Like any legal field designed to protect the most vulnerable, elder law has many facets. From ensuring adequate healthcare to levying taxes at a fair rate to providing benefits to those who have served in the military, a lot goes into taking proper care of the elderly. Aldrich Legal Services provides all clients with the elder support services they need to be happy and secure in their later years.
Healthcare Planning For The Long Haul
Given the aging of the American population and various other demographic and economic trends, medical care is becoming increasingly expensive. This can be a serious problem for the elderly, who often need large amounts of care as they age. As an elder law firm, Aldrich Legal Services can draft a plan to pay for all the healthcare you need. We take every contingency into account, using the current state of your health and your finances to determine what expenses you are likely to face and how you can prepare to pay them. In addition to planning for health expenses, we can also help you organize:
- Power of Attorney- This is essential if you have a health crisis that affects your ability to make decisions. By granting power of attorney, you authorize someone you trust to coordinate your care.
- Medical Directives- Besides granting power of attorney, you can also issue specific instructions for your care in particular situations.
- Living Wills- These documents allow you to specify your comfort care, resuscitation, pain management, organ donations, and other contingencies if you become seriously ill.
Medical care isn't the only expense an estate attorney should help you with. You also need to be prepared for taxes, which can cut into your retirement savings and the money you leave to your descendants. Aldrich Legal Services understands the tax code backwards and forwards, and knows how to preserve as much of your money as possible. From the estate tax to the gift tax to penalties for early pension withdrawals, we will identify every tax that applies to you and help you minimize your payments.
Taking Care Of You And Your Loved Ones
If you or your loved one served in the military, you are likely eligible for VA benefits. These include health care benefits, which are available to everyone who served at least two consecutive years, and veterans' pensions.
You are eligible for a pension if you were on duty for at least 90 days, with at least one day in wartime, and meet one of the following conditions:
- You are at least 65
- You receive care in a nursing home
- You are completely and permanently disabled
- You receive either Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance
Aldrich Legal Services reviews your case and determines if you qualify for these benefits. If you do, we will fight for every cent.
Securing Medicaid & Medicare Benefits
Aldrich Legal Services is happy to guide you through the four parts of Medicare, explaining what each part is for and how it could benefit you. We can also review your assets and determine whether you are qualified for Medicaid. Our goal is to ensure that all of our clients receive every Federal and state benefit they deserve.
Don't navigate elder law on your own. To obtain financial and medical security for you and your loved ones, contact Aldrich Legal Services today.
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Testimonials About Our Estate Lawyer Services:
"I recently hired Sam Bernstein to represent me in a misdemeanor case. He responded to all of my correspondences very quickly, answered all of my questions and was extremely professional. In the end he got my case dismissed. I highly recommend Sam Bernstein."
"We used Aldrich Legal Services because they were recommended on Avvo and other sites for estate planning, something about which I knew absolutely nothing. Initial consultation was free and they have offices that were logistically convenient.
Mrs. Minsun Sunny Lee handled our needs; she was extremely accessible, professional, courteous, thorough, and most of all--patient...took time to answer any and all questions and explain everything as many times as we needed to hear it. The work was completed within the time frame given, for the agreed upon cost. Let's be honest; Lawyers/legal services aren't cheap, but you can't overstate the importance of trust and peace of mind...reassuring to have found a law firm we feel comfortable using for any possible future legal needs. Thank you Aldrich Law Services."
"At the time that I sought out Aldrich Legal Services I had been through several life-altering events that left me unsure if I could handle another disappointment. I felt that I needed someone to fight for me. I needed a knowledgeable, professional lawyer to handle my case. Benjamin Henry was assigned to my case. At every turn he made himself available to me, answered all of my questions, explained the law as it pertained to my case and set me at ease. He fought hard for me and won my case at a time when I needed it most. I feel vindicated and relieved and I have Ben Henry and the Aldrich Legal Services team to thank. I sincerely recommend them to anyone who is in need of a knowledgeable, hard-working legal team."