Lawyer Protecting The Rights Of The Elderly
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were about 43.1 million people aged 65 and older in 2012. The Census Bureau projects that 20 percent of the U.S. population will be 65 and older by 2030, and by 2050, the elderly population will double in size from 43.1 million to 83.7 million. This increase will impact the health care system as well as other elder care services. In response to the growing needs of the aging population, attorney Kevin Stuart Cavanaugh has devoted his law practice to helping individuals with the elder law-related issues that impact them.
Generally, mature adults often confront several issues after they retire or when they start aging. For example, how and who will manage their finances if they are unable, and what will happen to their estate after they pass away? What about their living or housing situation? Will they be able to take care of themselves or need senior or assisted living and what are the costs? Lastly, will they require health care or end-of-life care and who will pay for these services? Also, who will make health care or end-of-life decisions should you become incapacitated?
A Lawyer You Can Trust To Protect Your Elderly Loved Ones
If any of these questions are among your concerns, get legal help. I am attorney Kevin Stuart Cavanaugh, in Leawood , Kansas. I provide legal advice to clients and their families with regard to the following areas within elder law:
- Medical and health care needs
- Nursing home and round-the-clock disability care
- Planning for serious illness, disability and incapacity
- Advance directives for health care
- Medical and financial powers of attorney
- Guardianships and conservatorships
- Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security financial assistance
- Managing finances and retirement planning
- Estate planning, wills and trusts
- Charitable gifts
- Estate tax planning
- Elder abuse and fraud
- Probate and estate administration
Adult children and families also require guidance on how to properly care for their elderly, aging parents and how to provide such care for them. With over 30 years of legal experience, I have helped countless families with elder law issues that impact their beloved senior family members. Elder law is a vast area of law that requires someone who understands the complexities of estate planning and family law, including real estate law, which are all areas of my practice. I also will be able to direct the clients to public and private agencies that may be able to help with their specialized needs.
If you or someone you know requires the help of an elder law attorney, contact our office so we may educate you on what may lay ahead. During an initial consultation, I will be able to identify the applicable legal issues in your case, including the tools and resources to handle your specific needs. I can also review information regarding your personal finances, debts, and any assets you might have, and provide several options on how to proceed and prepare legal documents on your behalf once you have had the chance to make an informed decision in your case.