Connecticut Attorney Committed to Elder Legal Concerns
Helping seniors protect their rights and plan for the future
Ideally, your golden years are a time to relax with friends and family and focus on personal interests and pursuits. However, practical decisions must be made and with them may come legal implications. At the Law Offices of Matthew J. Lefevre, we have for three decades assisted seniors with their unique legal needs, including establishing eligibility for Medicaid/Title XIX benefits to pay for admission in a nursing home or assisted living facility or for in-home medical care. We take the time to understand each client’s unique, individual circumstances and to craft a tailored strategy to achieve the results desired.
Dedicated to addressing elders’ healthcare and assisted-living needs
In your later years especially, quality of life depends upon access to good healthcare. Paying the costs of healthcare and assisted living may involve obtaining entitlement to Medicaid/Title XIX benefits. We can assist you with traversing the frustrating laws, regulations, bureaucracy and red tape that may be encountered in the process. We can also help with difficult end-of-life decisions by drafting medical directives that make certain your intentions will be honored if the time comes when you are unable to make these decisions for yourself. These include:
- Living wills — A living will allows you to specify the type of medical care you wish to be provided or withheld in defined circumstances when you are unable to decide for yourself.
- Durable powers of attorney — This tool authorizes someone else to make key financial and other decisions on your behalf in the event of incapacity.
- Healthcare representatives — As the term suggests, a healthcare representative can be appointed to make specific medical decisions on your behalf.
We also work to ensure that our clients are protected from injuries caused by the negligence or wrongful conduct of those entrusted to provide for their care, whether at home or in a facility.
Helping seniors with planning for property transfers
Often one of the most pressing concerns facing seniors is the care and security of their families upon their death. We will carefully analyze your property holdings and advise you on the best ways to transfer your assets and to minimize gift and estate taxes. We can draft a will that reflects your desires, establish trusts for the benefit of loved ones and charities and set up guardianships or conservatorships for children and others in need of special care. Planning ahead will ensure that you get to make these decisions, instead of leaving them to a judge. We guide clients through the estate planning process with personal attention and compassion.
Speak with a seasoned Connecticut elder law attorney today
If you or a loved one is looking to plan for the future or is grappling with various elder law issues, the Law Offices of Matthew J. Lefevre can help. Call us at 860-967-3033 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Hartford or Torrington offices.