Your golden years afford you the opportunity to relax, spend time with your family and focus on your personal interests. By handling your legal concerns, Miriam Davidson, Esq. helps you to enjoy this special time in your life. We have assisted seniors with their unique legal issues for 20 years, including:
Your health and quality of life depend upon access to good medical care. We assist in maneuvering through the frustrating red tape of Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies to ensure you receive the medical care and medications you need. We address your concerns about your future medical care and shepherd you through difficult end-of-life decisions, always respectful of the family, cultural, religious and philosophical reasons for your personal choices. We can draft valid medical documents that make certain your intentions will be honored if you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself.
Often, the most pressing concern facing seniors is the care and security of their families upon their death. After attentively listening to your wishes, we carefully analyze your estate and advise 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 entities, if beneficial to your estate.
Seniors are sometimes targeted by unscrupulous fraudsters and abusive caretakers. If you are the victim of a financial scam, nursing-home negligence or domestic violence, we can help. We first make sure you are in a safe place, and we then pursue all available legal means to safeguard your well-being and dignity.
When an elderly person becomes incapacitated by a serious illness, the care provider may need to go to court to get appointed to make financial, legal and health care decisions. This appointee is called a conservator or guardian, and the legal proceedings are called conservatorship or guardianship hearings. This responsibility includes making sure seniors receive all the financial benefits they are entitled to, including Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare, Medicaid, disability, insurance and pensions.