Helping You Cope With Elder Law Issues
As Americans get older, they are faced with a maze of complex issues, from estate matters to long-term care and nursing home residence to Medicaid and other benefits. People often find themselves asking, “How do I cope with this?”
The answer: Not alone. At Howie Law Office, PLLC, we help elderly people and their families navigate and cope with the issues that come with aging. Our goal is to maximize an elderly person’s quality of life, plan for the future and provide peace of mind.
More Than 25 Years Of Elder Law Experience
Since 1992, we have been delivering caring representation in all elder law matters for senior citizens throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. These matters are inherently personal, so we believe it is only appropriate that we provide personal representation in every case. When you choose us, you will work directly with an experienced attorney from the start of your case to the finish. You can trust the guidance we provide, because we will only offer advice after we have taken the time to learn about you, your family and your situation. You can be confident that our recommendations will always be aligned with your goals.
What Is Elder Law?
Elder Law encompasses all the legal issues that impact the lives of older Americans and their families. It is an umbrella term that covers:
- Estate planning, including creating wills and trusts
- Probate and estate administration
- Long-term care issues for both married couples and single people
- Medicaid planning
- IRA protection
- Life estates
- Veterans benefits
Elder law is so complex because these issues are often interlinked. Nursing home planning typically involves addressing Medicaid benefits, for example. Our experience means our lawyers can develop sensible strategies to meet your needs.
We take pride in remaining at the forefront of this ever-changing area of the law. We help families understand the complex rules regarding qualification for Medicaid benefits, veteran’s benefits and other benefits. We are well-versed in all legal processes that arise in elder law matters, including hearings before the Department of Health and Human Services.
Much of our elder law work involves protecting assets and giving individuals the power to distribute their assets as they see fit, not as a judge or creditor wishes. We can help in the planning and administration of your estate, as well as represent you in any related dispute.
Contact Us About Any Elder Law Matter
Let us help you cope. We have a law office in Salem, New Hampshire, which you can reach at 603-893-8008. We also have offices in Andover and Woburn, Massachusetts, and you can reach either at 978-853-0982. You can also get in touch with any of our offices by email.