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“I thought elder law and estate planning were the same thing.”

While estate planning and elder law are related, they address a person’s needs at different times in their life. Elder law services help make sure that the later years of your life are as worry-free as possible by protecting the assets you worked hard to acquire. Estate planning ensures that your final wishes are carried out exactly as you wish after your death and that your assets pass to your loved ones instead of being tied up in probate proceedings or government red tape.

Having a qualified and knowledgeable elder law and estate planning attorney, such as the ones at Brubaker Law, PC, can give you peace of mind about the future, protect your assets during your lifetime, and ensure your legacy passes to your loved ones exactly as you intended after death.

Georgia Elder Law and Estate Planning Services

Medicaid Planning

If you or a loved one require professional medical care later in life, including long-term and hospice care, Medicaid can step in to cover costs so you don’t deplete all your financial resources. Many people don’t know that without proper planning, their estate must reimburse Medicaid after their death. For many people, this means their assets, including their home, must be sold to pay the debt. The attorneys at Brubaker Law, PC, help you qualify for Medicaid benefits and use legal strategies to avoid the reimbursement requirement to preserve a legacy and maintain support for your loved ones.

Special Needs Planning

Whether a person has special needs due to a physical or mental disability from birth or resulting from an event later in life, special needs planning is a critical part of their future support. The attorneys at Brubaker Law, PC, have the skills and experience to craft the documents needed, such as first- and third-party special needs trusts, guardianships, and conservatorships. Not only do these legal documents allow a person with special needs and their family to live the fullest life possible, they also preserve assets while maintaining eligibility for government benefits they may rely on, like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid.

Estate Planning

Many people have a preconceived notion of what constitutes an estate. Sprawling lands, multiple homes, and fancy cars often come to mind. Actually, every person has an estate. If you own a car or home or have bank accounts or investments, these things must be dispersed to someone after your death. Whether your estate is small or large, every adult needs an estate plan to ensure their assets pass to their loved ones exactly how they wish. At Brubaker Law, PC, our estate planning attorneys are well-versed in estate planning tools, including wills, powers of attorney, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, and more. A customized set of documents ensures your assets pass when and how you intended so your legacy is cherished by your loved ones.

To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced Georgia elder law and estate planning attorney, please contact us by emailing or calling (706)524-8651.

Brubaker Law, PC helps you and your loved ones handle estate planning, elder law, special needs planning, Medicaid planning, guardianship, probate & estate administration, small business planning, real estate law, personal injury, and bankruptcy. We welcome you to contact our office in Comer, Georgia, to learn more about how we can help address your legal needs. While our firm serves the residents of cities like Athens, Colbert, Lexington, Danielsville, Elberton, and surrounding towns and counties, we also offer virtual meetings for convenience. If you have questions or concerns about your legal issue, please don’t hesitate to contact the attorneys with Brubaker Law, PC, to become a part of the Brubaker Law family.

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