Elder Law

Elder Law Attorney in Tampa, Hillsborough County

Mindi Lasley is an experienced attorney for the elderly

ELDER LAW encompasses a wide array of areas that affect the entire family dynamic, not just the elderly client.

As opposed to estate planning, where the main focus is around the inheritance the beneficiaries will receive, it doesn’t take into consideration many issues affecting the elderly, for example:

  • The cost of care for a nursing home
  • The role Medicare and Medicaid will play in paying for long-term care
  • Elder Abuse
  • Reverse mortgages
  • Social Security
  • Guardianship
  • End of life planning
  • Living wills
  • Durable power attorneys
  • Health care surrogates (also known as Advanced Directives)
  • Testimonial wills
  • Trusts (irrevocable trusts, revocable trusts, charitable trusts, and others)
  • Special needs trusts
  • Qualified income trusts
  • Trust administration
  • Medicaid trusts
  • Veteran’s benefits
  • Probate

With appropriate planning, the elderly client can be well-prepared for the cost of long-term care, while still passing along the fruits of hard earned labor to the children or other beneficiaries.