Assertive California Elder Law Attorneys Fight for Seniors
Accomplished lawyers advise clients in the area on the financial and healthcare issues affecting them
As you grow older, your interests and goals change. If you are retired, you want to ensure you have the financial means to meet your current and future needs, which may involve downsizing, moving to assisted living or getting skilled nursing care. Careful planning can help you to anticipate the costs and be prepared for them. At Law Offices of Michael F. Brown, our experienced elder law attorneys understand how to address the singular challenges exclusive to seniors. We provide knowledgeable advice and determined advocacy to help seniors and their families in the area and throughout California deal with the realities of aging.
California attorneys assert your rights in a range of elder law issues
There are a host of issues that seniors and their families must deal with. At Law Offices of Michael F. Brown, we provide skilled guidance for older clients in our community and region in a wide range of matters that affect them specifically, including:
- Wills and trusts
- Tax issues
- Social Security benefits
- Medicare and Medicaid coverage
- Nursing home and assisted living care
- In-home medical care
- Powers of attorney
- Medical directives and living wills
- Elder abuse
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
- Age discrimination
Our firm offers comprehensive advice for clients who need legal assistance with any of these concerns. We are tireless advocates who will uphold your rights and respect your dignity. We are especially committed to fighting for vulnerable seniors who have been victimized by abuse or neglect and those who have fallen victim to financial scams. We will seek justice on your behalf.
Determined elder law advocates advise on healthcare protections
Access to affordable medical care is essential to your health and quality of life as you age. Our attorneys assist clients in Medicare and Medicaid planning so that they will be eligible for skilled and long-term care in the event they need it. We help seniors and their families to navigate these government programs so that they have access to the medical treatments, diagnostic tests and medications available to them. We can assist with setting up trusts so that funds will be available when needed while protecting clients’ assets and limiting their tax liability.
Skilled counselors assist with comprehensive estate planning
Our attorneys can advise you on the most successful ways to achieve your estate planning goals. Through meticulous analysis, we guide you on how best to transfer your assets, minimize estate taxes, establish guardianship for minor children, support personal philanthropic causes and even protect a beloved pet. We can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts and other legal instruments beneficial to your estate. We can also help you plan your future medical care and make crucial end-of-life decisions by drafting legally valid advance directives. These documents ensure your intentions will be honored if you become unable to communicate them yourself.
Knowledgeable advisers help seniors to maintain financial independence
Most of us look forward to the time when we no longer need to work. While retirement ideally affords people the opportunity to enjoy family, travel and hobbies, it requires careful planning. Living on a fixed income can create financial stress for seniors, and age-related illnesses can affect the independence they wish to maintain. Our attorneys can help you organize your affairs and plan for your retirement so you have the ability to live as you wish for as long as possible. If you choose to continue working, we are also prepared to assert your rights in the workplace should you face age discrimination.
Contact our California elder law attorneys for committed support
Law Offices of Michael F. Brown represents seniors and their families throughout California in a wide range of elder law issues. To learn how we can help, call us at 925-824-3101 / 949-309-5212 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our San Ramon office.