The number of Americans living much longer and productive lives has increased over the past few decades. The practice of Elder Law involves areas planning for Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and of course, estate planning. The Law Offices of David L. Silverman seeks to elicit from clients their objectives for the future, and assists them in implementing conservative strategies that will enable them to effective plan for later years.
Often, clients are surprised at how effective relatively simple planning can protect their assets and help ensure that wealth they have accumulated over a lifetime is not at risk should they require long-term medical care in the future. Planning with Medicaid trusts may enable a spouse to retain title to a residence even while receiving Medicaid benefits. With the costs of medical care increasing, and the expectancy of many for a longer, healthier life, we believe that effective elder law planning is an important part of many estate planning strategies.