An Elder Law Firm
Call now 410-296-8166 ext. 292. At our initial consultation, we will provide a roadmap outlining the pertinent issues in your case and how we are going to work to resolve those issues. You will know what to expect every step of the way.
Maryland Elder Law
Elder law is a relatively new and specialized field of law that deals with the issues faced by the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population—the elderly. This area of law combines elements of nursing home issues, adult guardianship, trusts, probate, and estate planning. read more
Nursing Home Issues
We focus on asset protection, Medicaid eligibility, appealing Medicaid denials, voluntary and involuntary transfers into and out of a nursing home, and address nursing home contract issues. We also address nursing home negligence issues.
We focus on contested and non-contested adult guardianship cases and in particular, focus on dementia and Alzheimer disease issues. Much of our contested work involves defending against the abuse of financial and health care powers of attorney, defending or invalidating other legal documents (i.e. contract, check, etc.), and protecting a parent from financial exploitation.read more
We focus on the issue of trustee responsibilities, removing and replacing a trustee, protecting a beneficiary’s rights, proper trust management, creating special needs trusts for older adults, and the voluntary and court ordered creation and termination of trusts.
Probate refers to the legal process of transferring wealth from the deceased to designated beneficiaries. This includes proving the existence of a valid will, or if there is no will, determining who will receive the decedent’s property and what taxes might be owed on his or her estate. Our firm handles both contested probate and uncontested probate matters. Our particular focus on will contest issues centers on issues of the validity of will signed by a person suffering from dementia and/or Alzheimer’s disease.
Estate Planning Documents
Estate planning deals with the right to handle assets (power of attorney), make health decisions (health care agent designation), make end-of-life decisions (living will), designating proper beneficiaries as well as designating who is going to manage your assets either in a transition process following a death (personal representative) or long term process (trustee). Our firm handles litigation over estate planning documents. Our our goal is to make your estate planning documents free from successful challenge. read more