Elder Law

Elder Estate Planning

As people age, their estate planning needs often change. For instance, elderly individuals often need assistance from Medi-Cal, which is only available to individuals who satisfy certain financial requirements. Both Medi-Cal and Medicare can pursue reimbursement from elderly individuals or their estates for the services and benefits they provide the elderly individuals. In many cases, estate planning can help elderly individuals become eligible for Medi-Cal assistance. It can also help limit Medi-Cal’s and Medicare’s ability to pursue reimbursement from elderly individuals and/or their estates.

Sundin Law Office understands the needs of the elderly community. We can help protect elderly individuals and their estates by employing one or more of the following techniques:

  • Establishing or updating the elder’s estate plan;
  • Special needs trust;
  • Medicaid intentionally defective grantor trust; and
  • Asset protection.
  • Contact Sundin Law Office today for your free consultation so that we can discuss how to protect your aging loved one.

     

    Elder Abuse

    Elder abuse laws are designed to protect the needs and concerns of elderly individuals.  Specifically, elder abuse laws were created to protect aging individuals from undue influence, financial and physical abuse, fraud, and neglect.  Sometimes, elder abuse is committed by businesses that use manipulative or fraudulent tactics to take an elderly individual’s money.  Other times, elders are abused by strangers or family members.  Elder abuse can be difficult to discover, as many elders are embarrassed to admit that they have been manipulated.

    Sundin Law Office understands the needs specific to elderly individuals.  We can help you protect your loved one from elder abuse by pursuing one or more of the following:

    • Establishing or updating the elder’s estate plan;
    • Asset protection;
    • Special needs trust;
    • Conservatorship; and
    • Pursing elder abuse claim against the abuser(s).

    Contact Sundin Law Office today for your free consultation so that we can discuss how to protect your aging loved one.

    LGBT Elders

    The LGBT aging population is subject to an additional subset of risks and concerns.  Many LGBT elders will hide their LGBT status for fear of real or perceived discrimination from family members, physicians, caregivers, and/or retirement home staff.  Others are actually abused by such individuals due to their LGBT status.  Sundin Law Office understands and is sensitive to the special needs and concerns specific to the LGBT elderly population.

    Please contact Sundin Law Office for a free initial consultation today if you or a loved one is being abused due to your, his, or her LGBT status.   We can help.