Elder Law is defined by the type of clients to be served rather than by particular legal techniques. In our practice, elder law is an individualized practice in which we work with our client to determine long-term goals and develop legal strategies to address specific concerns that arise for elderly or disabled people.
Quite often we work with medical professionals, accountants, caregivers, financial planners, and family members to put together a comprehensive plan that serves a number of the personal and financial issues in an elder’s life. In particular, we handle a diverse and sophisticated range of special needs trusts and Medi-Cal planning issues.
In addition to basic estate planning, elder law practice includes planning for incapacity or conservatorship; long-term care (whether at home or in a skilled nursing facility); preparing special needs trusts or other forms of irrevocable trusts; and determining eligibility and compliance with public benefit programs that provide income, or help finance the costs of care.
Gale & Nielsen
Attorneys at Law
Gale & Nielsen | 2850 Harris Street, Eureka, CA 95501