"Elder Law" is the legal practice of counseling and advising older adults and their representatives about the legal aspects of health and long-term care planning, public benefits and surrogate decision-making, giving due consideration to the applicable tax consequences of the action, or the need for more sophisticated tax expertise.
The Elder Law Attorney also prepares important estate planning documents, such as Wills, Financial Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills.
At Newman Elder Law we don't just work with the elderly; we counsel and advise adults of all ages about matters relating to estate planning, asset protection, long term care planning, special needs trusts, and Medicaid planning. We assist clients with a variety of issues that may arise due to illness, disability, injury, aging, or end of life. Newman Elder Law can help address any of the following questions or concerns:
- If you have a loved one who is sick or disabled
- If you are you struggling to understand what benefits you or your loved one may be entitled to
- If you are worried about your financial future should you or a loved one require nursing home care or another type of long term care
- If you do not have a Will or Power of Attorney, or if your existing documents are outdated
Should you or a loved one be facing difficult decisions about health, asset protection or qualification for public benefits, Newman Elder Law will help you make the right decisions and advocate for you throughout the process. We provide clients with advice and guidance with respect to:
- Medicare claims and appeals
- Elder abuse & fraud recovery cases
- Senior Asset Protection
- Geriatric Care
- Preservation/transfer of assets seeking to avoid spousal impoverishment when a spouse enters a nursing home
- Social security and disability claims and appeals
- Supplemental and long term health insurance issues
- Disability planning, including use of durable powers of attorney, special needs trusts, "living wills," for financial management and health care decisions, and other means of delegating management and decision-making to another in case of incompetency or incapacity
- Long-term care placements in nursing home and life care communities
- Nursing home issues including questions of patients' rights and nursing home quality
- Retirement, including public and private retirement benefits, survivor benefits and pension benefits
- Veteran's Benefits
Contact Newman Elder Law today for assistance with all of your Elder Law needs and questions.
"I found Richard Newman, Esquire, to be versed in many aspects of the nursing home application process. I would heartily recommend that anyone add Mr. Newman to their short-list of prospective eldercare attorney selections as he made me feel comfortable, was not high-pressure, was always ready to answer my questions, and made an extra effort to see me through the Medicaid maze to a satisfactory result."
-- K. Jameson