Elder law is defined by the client’s needs, instead of a particular field.
For this reason, Somekh & Associates are aware that the seniors needs likely surpass the basic legal services, and we have connections to a network of professionals who assist you or your loved one. We advocate for the seniors and their loved ones, helping with issues linked to health care, retirement, guardianship, Medicare and Medicaid and estate planning among others. By focusing on the needs of the older population, we take care of day to day issues like planning for the future and assisted living, should this situation be required. An elder care lawyer can help with a variety of problems, including: • Discussing the importance of creating a will, planning your estate, probate proceedings and caring for a disabled or special needs family member. • Create a legally binding power of attorney. • Assist with health care and planning, including Medicare/Medicaid assistance, patient rights, assisted living options and long-term care options. • Help with financial matters, such as income, estate, and tax. • Explain the rights of residents in nursing homes and help with any claims. • Draft living wills, including powers of attorney. Choosing Somekh & Associates as your Law Firm Somekh & Associates takes this advocacy seriously. We regularly represent clients that have been punished by the legal system, taking them all the way before the Supreme Court and Surrogate’s Court of New York State, civil courts, and appellate courts. The litigation service that we offer also encompasses recovery of property, large estate matters and distribution of assets. We are extremely focused and will do everything possible to achieve your goals.
An estate planning attorney assists you with planning out your future. Somekh & Associates can help you in this matter, offering customized advice, paying attention to tax consequences, any concerns regarding the family relationship and efficient administration services. As estate planning attorneys, we can advise you on getting your affairs in order and how to prepare for the possibility of mental or physical disabilities and eventual death. Estate planning doesn’t just encompass the creation and execution of a will. Somekh & Associates will work closely with you, discussing your needs, goals and available options to create a solution that works for you and your family. Should you become physically or mentally incapacitated, we can prepare powers of attorney, so you know who will be managing your affairs if you are not able to.