You and your family are unique and so are your needs for legal counsel regarding Elder Law, Medicaid Planning, Estate Planning & Administration, Guardianship and Special Needs Planning. This is why the mission of the Law Office of Claudia T. Salazar is to provide personal attention and advice to our clients.
The idea of addressing these is overwhelming for many. Having to deal with an attorney can be additional stress - except for our clients. We come fully equipped with an extensive knowledge of the law in these areas and compassion to take you through this process step-by-step with minimal stress.
Here is a brief overview of the services we provide.
If you think you need to be "elderly" to know about Elder Law, think again. Elder Law is an "umbrella" term that encompasses many facets of the law including, but not limited to, Wills, Trusts, Health Care Proxies, Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Medicare, Medicaid, home care assistance, asset protection and the like. The earlier you put these plans in place, the better you will feel about your future and your present.
In the area of both Elder Care and Special Needs individuals, Guardianship planning and arrangements are best handled in advance of the time of need.
At the Law Office of Claudia T. Salazar, we perform all these services and other tangential legal services necessary to ensure that your wishes and desires are fulfilled.
Moreover, ensuring that you know the law, your options and how to exercise them in these circumstances is both our passion and our mission.
We encourage you to plan today for tomorrow. If you don't, decisions regarding your future will be made by the government, without your input. In addition, you may not receive all the financial aid for which you are entitled.
To learn more, please call us for a no cost, no obligation consultation.
Much to our satisfaction, many clients are surprised to learn that they are eligible for Medicaid without depleting all their assets and without having to leave their home and move into a health care facility. This is not only a pleasant relief for the client in need but also family and caregivers. However, Medicaid is a complex program involving Federal and State laws. The sooner you know your options, the better protected you will be.
Planning for the future of your Special Needs child is important to you and your child. The law allows for the establishment of Special Needs Trusts and Guardianship arrangements. Again, the emphasis is on planning today for tomorrow.
The basic Estate Plan involves a Will, Health Care Proxy, Power of Attorney, Living Will and HIPAA Release. Depending upon your individual circumstances, you may want to set up one of several trusts and exercise certain estate planning tax relief options. In addition, proper Estate Administration planning can help clients avoid probate and Surrogate's Court proceedings.