ELDER LAW, LONG TERM PLANNING & MEDICADE PLANNING
Elder Law and Long-Term Planning in Franklin, NC
Elder law covers a range of legal areas that address the needs and best interests of aging adults. It encompasses various issues, including estate planning, long-term care planning, retirement, guardianship, housing, government benefits such as Social Security and Medicaid, and taxation.
Navigating the intricate laws concerning the elderly in North Carolina and applying them effectively to specific situations can be a complex task. Attorney Russell Bowling understands the evolving nature of elder law and provides compassionate advice and guidance on legal matters related to the elderly, individuals with special needs, and their families. His goal is to empower clients to make informed decisions in a supportive environment.
Proactive Legal Representation
Proactive planning is crucial for effective elder law strategies. When individuals are still capable of managing their own affairs, it significantly impacts the available planning options and provides protection in the event of future physical or mental challenges. Common planning strategies include drafting wills, trusts, and advanced directives for healthcare and financial decisions. Attorney Bowling also assists clients in applying for Social Security and disability benefits and provides guidance throughout the appeals process if benefits are denied.
Incapacity and Guardianships
When a person becomes incapacitated and is unable to participate in their own planning, and there are no existing legal documents appointing someone to manage their affairs, it becomes necessary to petition the court for guardianship. Pursuing guardianship over another person is a complex process, and even after it is granted, the court's oversight continues. The appointed guardian is required to provide yearly accountings to ensure the person's best interests are upheld. Additionally, the guardian usually needs court approval for asset liquidation or significant expenses. Attorney Bowling is experienced in all aspects of guardianship, from initiating or contesting a guardianship to assisting guardians with necessary court filings.
If you have concerns regarding your own affairs or those of a loved one, it is essential to seek guidance from a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney in Franklin, NC who understands the intricacies of elder law and estate planning. Russell Bowling possesses extensive expertise in various legal areas, including elder law, and can help you develop an effective strategy to achieve your goals and safeguard your loved ones and their assets. Contact Russell R. Bowling for a confidential consultation by calling (828) 524-5070 or filling out our online form.
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