Northwest Connecticut Elder Law Lawyers
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Our qualified, experienced estate planning attorneys advise clients on long term care planning and end of life issues, including asset protection, Medicaid planning, and legally gifting property to children.
Based in Watertown, Connecticut with an office in Woodbury, Slavin, Stauffacher & Scott, L.L.C., offers elder law representation for individuals, couples and families throughout Litchfield and New Haven counties.
Elder Law: Preparing for What If
The term elder law refers to Medicaid planning, estate planning and tax considerations regarding long-term illness and death.
Slavin, Stauffacher & Scott, L.L.C., stays abreast of all changes in the law to provide the best legal advice for protecting assets when long-term care is anticipated. We are knowledgeable about Medicaid or “Title 19”, a federally funded, state run program which pays for the costs of home health care or a nursing home for persons who meet state Department of Social Services financial guidelines.
We assist you in gathering the appropriate information and preparing the application for Medicaid benefits. We also assist the healthy spouse in preparing the application for spousal assessment which determines the amount of assets and income the non-institutionalized spouse may keep for his support in the family home.
The laws are complex and evolving, but you can plan for Title 19. Our Northwest Connecticut elder law lawyers can offer reliable legal counsel to assist you in dealing with the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services.
Estate Planning and Elder Law
As veteran estate planning lawyers, we can help you prepare for end-of-life issues, including drafting a will, advice on long-term care insurance, health care directives (living will) and medical power of attorney, choosing a nursing home, and all related matters.
We want to help clients prepare their affairs while they are still able. Our attorneys can visit you in your home or convalescent facility if you are unable to travel to our offices.