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Elder Law

At Stafford Owens we appreciate that every case is different, and this is especially so with elder law.


We understand that handling legal matters associated with aging can seem like a daunting task. Regardless of whether you wish to start planning now for later in life or if you are currently dealing with the estate and care of a deteriorating elderly relative, we are here to help. The three major categories commonly considered to make up elder law are:

  • Estate planning, administration, and associated tax questions.
  • Long-term care issues, such as Medicaid and disability.
  • Guardianship and conservatorship, including fiduciary administration (eg: taking on responsibility of making decisions for someone who is unable to do so).

Due to the multi-faceted nature of elder law, it is not uncommon for our attorneys to work alongside accountants and financial planners. This enables us to ensure important details such as retirement plans and investment strategies are looked after with the utmost skill and care.

Maybe you or a loved one are concerned about tax liability for seniors, or protecting a lifetime of savings; possibly due to deteriorating health. Our attorneys can look at your individual set of circumstances and find the balance between all of these considerations which will best benefit you and your family.


Of course, it is best to be prepared. We urge individuals thinking about how elder law can help them to act as soon as possible.

Our experienced attorneys can assist you in making the arrangements to best suit your personal situation.

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