5 Ways a Maryland Elder Law Attorney Can Help You

September 27, 2019
  1. Estate Planning: Determining how to protect your assets andpass them to your heirs upon death can be accomplished through a will and/ortrust. Having an attorney knowledgeable about Maryland probate laws isessential to ensuring that your estate plan contains the right clauses fromappointing an executor, payment of funeral and burial costs to general andspecial bequests. The estate plan should also include a Durable Power ofAttorney to ensure that your financial affairs can be managed appropriatelyshould you become incapacitated.
  2. Health Care Planning: Elder law attorneys have experiencewith planning for long-term nursing care, expensive hospital stays, and in-homecare and can provide insight and options that you may not have considered onyour own. They also help you prepare documents that clearly state your wishesshould you have any life-threatening situations occur and appoint a health careagent to make decisions according to your wishes.
  3. Benefits Planning: Part of the asset protection planning includesdetermining your eligibility for government benefits such as Medicaid orVeteran’s Aid. These applications can be very complex and require theassistance of an experienced Elder Law attorney.
  4. Estate Preservation: Elder Law attorneys help preserve your estatefrom unnecessary taxes, probate fees, attorneys’ fees and court costs.
  5. Peace of Mind: Elder Law attorneys look at your family’sdynamics and help you make decisions as well as articulate those decisions toyour family members in a way that helps to bring peace of mind to all involved.Having tough conversations about asset transfers and end-of-life situations canbe difficult, but an experienced and compassionate Elder Law attorney can makea huge difference.

Contact Stouffer Legal at 443-470-3599 in the Greater Baltimore area for experience and compassion in Elder Law.

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