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Elder Law Birmingham, Alabama
One often overlooked area of the law that needs the attention of an experienced lawyer is elder law.
when you become elderly?
Or, perhaps you have a relative or loved one that you must look out for in the future?
Elder law is such a complex area of the law in general, and there are many factors to consider when you’re planning for the future of yourself and loved ones.
What if the individual, or yourself, falls ill and needs professional nursing care?
There are certain Medicaid laws that relate specifically to Alabama, so we recommend you contact someone local like FULMER | MAY | STUCKEY.
Elder Law Attorney
- You may have been told that in order to get the planning for your future care done right,
- you need to consult with a Certified Elder Law Attorney.
- When you’re dealing with estate planning, this is certainly an option.
- But do you really need someone who is specially certified?
In general, a lawyer with the knowledge and experience concerning Alabama elder law will absolutely be able to help.
At FULMER | MAY | STUCKEY
we have local Alabama lawyers who have the experience you need.
What is a Certified Elder Law Attorney?
Put simply, a Certified Elder Law Attorney is a lawyer who has been specially trained to handle elder law cases and is also recognized by the bar as such.
It is an important distinction, and hiring a certified elder law attorney for future planning of your estate handling is highly recommended.
However, be prepared to pay higher rates for a certified attorney, because they are specialists in the field of elder law.
Can I Use any Attorney for Estate Planning?
- You are free to hire any lawyer who has experience in estate planning and elder law,
- and any other areas of the law that may be appropriate to your needs.
- But you aren’t required to use a Certified Elder Law attorney.
At FULMER | MAY | STUCKEY our Alabama lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable in the elder law field. That includes estate handling, Medicaid laws and we also specialize in planning for the future.
We’re here to help answer any questions you may have
and also to work alongside you throughout the planning process.
Put simply, a Certified Elder Law Attorney is a lawyer who has been specially trained in qualifying people to receive Medicaid, is recognized by the bar as such, and is capable to handle all of your elder law needs.
Elder Law in Birmingham
Since FULMER | MAY | STUCKEY are Birmingham, Alabama attorneys, we have local knowledge of elder law as it’s applied in Alabama.
For example, we can help you understand the requirements for Medicaid in Alabama. The Medicaid approval process is an extremely complex task that needs careful planning because everything is specific to the state of Alabama.
We also understand the needs of our Birmingham clients. We’re always working with local people and corporate entities. So, you can count on us to know exactly what’s required for your individual case needs.
We can’t stress how important it is to start your estate planning now before you become elderly. By doing so in advance, the burden is taken off both you and your family if you become ill.
We can help you decide whether it’s best to put your estate in a trust that will raise income, or whether to use one of a number of other options for protecting your estate.
In the future, when and if you decide to take advantage of Medicaid, there are certain laws that need to be followed to do so. In this case, the costs of long-term care will be directly reimbursed by income from your estate and any assets you may hold.
Since our firm is based in Birmingham and we serve clients across Alabama, we have many years of experience handling elder law cases for Birmingham, Alabama clients.
If you have not started to plan for the future yet, or if you have any questions concerning elder law, contact us right away to schedule a consultation with one of our Alabama estate and asset planning attorneys.
Additionally, our Alabama lawyers can also help with business succession planning, should you own a business.
Whether you want to pass your business on to a family member, sell your business or even encourage employees to purchase it, our lawyers give you peace of mind that when that time comes, everything is in place and within the law.
Lawyers for All Occasions
We’re here to help you with everything relating to elder law, planning and estate planning. But did you know that we’re also a fully-experienced law practice? At FULMER | MAY | STUCKEY our lawyers have expertise in the many other areas of the law.
If you fear that you might lose your home should you become ill, we can help put a trust in place that protects your home, estate and other assets.
If you need to enter an extended care facility in the future, careful planning with one of our lawyers will make sure that there’s a process in place to cover those expenses. We understand Medicaid law in Alabama, and we’ve helped many individuals just like you to plan for their future.
FULMER | MAY | STUCKEY are Alabama lawyers with a track record of helping many people plan for the future. We understand how important it is to know that your loved ones get the care they need later in life, with as little impact on their assets and estate as possible.
We’re here to help you plan for your future or that of your loved ones. Please reach out to our firm if you have any concerns or questions in regards to Alabama estate planning or Medicaid law.
Arrange a Consultation
If you need to arrange a consultation
regarding elder law, estate planning or corporate legal issues we’re here to help.
Please don’t hesitate to give us a call, and we can set a date for your consultation right away.
At FULMER | MAY | STUCKEY located in Birmingham, Alabama, we’re the firm that helps you plan for your future or that of your family and loved ones.