Elder law is a highly specialized area of Law focusing on the needs of our aging and disabled populations. It encompasses a wide range of practice areas, including Medicaid planning, Estate planning, Asset Protection, Veterans Benefits, and more. At LKG LAW P.A. our goal is to help seniors and their families protect their assets against the high cost of long term care, remain independent for as long as possible, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes from knowing there is a plan in place for the future. Our firm focuses on five major areas within the scope Elder Law to help seniors and individuals with special needs from the Treasure Coast down to Broward County. These areas include Benefits Planning, Trust Administration, Estate Planning, Special Needs/ Guardianship Planning and Probate.
Benefits Planning such as Medicaid planning and Veterans planning, allows seniors, veterans, and disabled individuals to plan for the high cost of nursing home and other long-term care without bankrupting their families or impoverishing a healthy spouse who remains at home. We are able to protect many, if not all, of your assets in order to get the best long-term care possible while minimizing your out of pocket costs. At LKG LAW P.A., we explain the truths and guide you through the complexities of these healthcare programs so you can keep yourself and your loved ones protected.
If a child has mental or developmental disabilities or an elderly person is receiving government benefits because of a physical or mental impairment, special needs or guardianship planning is essential. At LKG LAW, P.A. we help provide resources for present needs and address future needs to ensure both children and seniors are protected and able to live life to the fullest. In a situation where an elderly person or child is unable to look after themselves or they cannot make the right decisions where their finances are concerned, the parent, adult child, spouse or family member may need to apply for guardianship if planning is done when the person in question is too incapacitated to execute Advance Directives.
Estate planning and Asset protection is the specialty area of the law that addresses key financial and health care concerns. It includes the balancing of assets needed for the present, setting aside enough for the future and when possible setting up a legacy for your loved ones. At LKG LAW P.A. we will analyze your long-term care needs and financial situation to create a comprehensive individualized plan that meets your goals. By planning early, you often have greater flexibility to draft a plan that allows you to maintain control over your estate while you are still able to do so, but also to determine who you want to make critical financial and healthcare decisions for you when you no longer can.
Losing a loved one is never an easy experience. When dealing with the grief of your loss, the last thing on your mind should be the legal issues arising from your loved one's passing. Whether you have been named as an executor or beneficiary of an Estate or your loved one passed without a Last Will & Testament or Trust, LKG LAW P.A. can help. Probate can be a long drawn out process but with the right guidance you can rest assured your loved ones last wishes will be carried out to the fullest.
Given that failure to properly administer a trust can have serious financial and legal consequences for the trustee or executor, the decision to serve in this capacity should not be taken lightly. If you have been asked to do so, LKG LAW P.A. can explain the risks in clear, easy-to-understand language. If you decide not to accept the role of trustee or executor, we can help you select the appropriate person or persons. If you wish to serve as trustee or executor, we can offer guidance and peace-of-mind that you’re taking the right steps in the right order.
As you can see our firm focuses on many areas of concern for our Elder populations. We truly are unlike any law firm you have dealt with in the past. Since we are a small boutique firm, our focus is on the client’s needs first. Having practiced Elder law for over twenty years, Lisa Kline Goldstein, Esq. is fully aware that life events don’t happen during your typical 9-5 work week. Therefore our firm prides itself on being available to our clients during off peak hours as well as the typical work day ones. We also know the difficulties of traveling with a sick loved one, the stress of document preparation and asset protection and therefore have modified our practice to accomodate your growing needs. We make house calls, like the proverbial country doctor, and hold your hand throughout the entire process while dealing with financial institutions, case workers, care facilities, family members and anyone else that is involved in the process. We treat each client like a member of our family. We are here to help. Working with LKG LAW you will come to understand that you are not alone.