Elder Law

Contact ElderLawLexington McClelland & Associates, PLLC, to discuss your particular elder law options.If you need help arranging living assistance for yourself or an elderly loved one, you need to consult an elder law attorney. The elder law attorneys at ElderLawLexington work with you and your family members to formulate the most favorable care plan for our elderly clients.

Elder law is a highly specialized area of law that incorporates a variety of practice areas, including estate planning, Medicaid planning, asset protection, veterans benefits and more. ElderLawLexington strives to help our clients plan for and cope with the many legal, financial, medical and emotional challenges that accompany growing older. This often involves helping families obtain the long-term care they need and finding ways to pay for it. Our process at ElderLawLexington begins with listening carefully to each client to determine their planning goals, their concerns and their particular circumstances. Our attorneys who work with the elderly and those with special needs bring more to our practice than expertise in elder law. Robert McClelland and Mark Maddox have counseled hundreds of clients concerning elder law.

Long-term care planning is for people who are healthy now but want to be prepared for the possibility that they will need expensive long-term care in the future. ElderLawLexington can use a variety of strategies and tools to help you prepare for the cost of long-term care. We can also structure your estate so that you will be eligible for assistance from Medicaid to defray the costs of nursing home care.

Elder law involves planning for complex health care, long-term care and other issues facing elderly and disabled individuals and their families. Studies show that the elderly stand a 40 percent chance of needing unexpected long-term care before they die. As people grow older, planning for the future becomes increasingly important.

In order to formulate the appropriate plan for our clients, ElderLawLexington will do the following:

  • Consider assets and income sources available to our client
  • Review current and contemplated living arrangements
  • Analyze financial and care-giving institutions available to assist our client when management of funds or living assistance is needed
  • Consider and implement legal options available if no planning has been done
  • Assist in creation and administration of trusts
  • Develop and implement plans for qualification of individuals for government benefits including asset protection
  • Advise caregivers in management of our clients and services to be provided
  • Plan for special needs and distribution of estates

The range of services offered by ElderLawLexington includes:

  • Disability Planning
  • Durable Advanced Directive for Healthcare
  • Durable Financial Powers of Attorney
  • Elder Abuse Issues
  • Elder Care Planning
  • End Of Life Considerations
  • Estate Planning – including Trusts and Administration of Trusts
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Health Law
  • Independent Living Options
  • Long-Term Healthcare Options
  • Medicaid Application and Planning
  • Medicaid Asset Protection / Avoidance of Spousal Impoverishment
  • Medicaid Estate Recovery
  • Medicaid Trusts
  • Nursing Home Issues
  • Orderly Transfer of Wealth upon Death
  • Paying for Long-Term Care
  • Preservation of Assets
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Public Benefits Planning
  • Real Property
  • Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • "Stable Account” Counseling
  • Supplemental Security Income Issues
  • Trusts and Wills
  • Veterans Benefits Planning and Counseling

Contact ElderLawLexington - McClelland & Associates, PLLC at (859) 543-0061 to discuss your particular elder law options.