Elder law focuses on the legal needs and concerns of older or disabled individuals and their families. Attorney Hartshorn is an elder law attorney who is trained and willing to carefully review your individual situation and to explain complex legal matters to you and your family.
She can answer the questions you may have about elder law, such as:
Should I have a will?
Do I need a living trust?
How do I avoid probate?
Should I give my house to my children?
How do I keep the state from getting everything when I die?
Do I need long-term care insurance?
If I give someone power of attorney, can I still control my assets?
How much money can I give to my children without paying any tax?
If my spouse has to go into a nursing home, will we lose everything?
How do I pay my bills if my spouse goes into a nursing home?
If my spouse goes into a nursing home, should I take their name off the accounts and vehicles?
Will Medicare pay for my nursing home care?
How do I apply for Medicaid?
How can I provide for my disabled child?
Am I eligible for VA Aid and Attendance? If so, how do I apply?
Attorney Hartshorn offers free seminars that provide information on asset presevation, caring for an elderly parent, necessary legal documents, nursing home issues, special needs trusts and other issues important to seniors and their families.
Out of office consultations are available for those elder law clients who are unable to travel to our office.