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Gainesville Elder Law Attorney | Ocala Elder Law

 

We are attorneys who practice in the area of Elder Law.

A Florida Elder Law Attorney has been admitted to The Florida Bar to practice law in the State of Florida, and has a special interest in those issues which affect the elderly and their families.

Often a client initially visits an Elder Law attorney for the purpose of drafting a simple Will. During the consultation, the client and attorney may discover many more issues to consider. For example:

  • What will happen to the client’s home and assets if the client becomes incapacitated?
  • Should probate avoidance be a goal?
  • Who will look after an adult special needs child?
  • What arrangements can be made for a well spouse if the other spouse needs long term nursing home care?

An Elder Law attorney can consult with a client regarding all of these issues and more.

The situations in which a Florida Elder Law Attorney may be helpful are numerous and may include the following:

  • Durable Power of Attorney
  • Guardianships
  • Health Care Surrogate Designations
  • Living Wills of Advance Directives
  • Planning for Long Term Care and Medicaid
  • Preventing and Correcting Abuse, Exploitation or Neglect of an Elderly Person
  • Residential Alternatives
  • Special Needs Trusts for Disabled Individuals
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Tax Issues
  • Trusts – Living, Revocable, or Inter-vivos
  • Wills

Quite often, when clients visit an Elder Law Attorney to discuss one area of concern, they discover the attorney may also be able to assist them with related or unexpected problems.

All attorneys in our firm are members of the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar, Wealth Counsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), and the Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA).