Elder Law

Numerous issues require addressing as we age, and we believe that proper planning for your future is an essential part of protecting your family.  Clients are naturally concerned about maintaining their physical, mental and financial health through proper lifestyle choices and choosing either home-care or an assisted living facility. We likewise realize that clients seek to ensure that their assets are passed down to loved ones in the manner they wish; for most people, this is easily addressed through the use of a will and other basic estate documents.

Elder Law

We address a wide range of elder law issues including:

Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing homes accept responsibility for our older family members who are often frail and vulnerable. Many of them become completely reliant upon the services that the home is being paid to provide, and when those services aren’t properly provided, the health of our family members can suffer.

When an infirm person, whether they are elderly or simply unable to care for themselves, is placed into a nursing home, the facility accepts responsibility for their care. Failure to do so is a betrayal of trust and may also be medical malpractice and negligence.  We are dedicated to seeking justice on behalf of victims of nursing home negligence.

Estate Planning Documents

Powers of Attorney – In the event you are incapacitated to disabled, having the right powers of attorney in place provides a person whom you trust to take care of a whole range of issues. A financial power of attorney will allow someone to pay your bills, take care of your assets, and make financial decisions on your behalf.

Advance Health Care Directives & Living Wills – In the event you become unable to make healthcare decisions on your own, these documents allow you to order how and what steps will be taken by your attending physician, and provide you the opportunity to shape the type and extent of treatment that will be provided for you.

Long-Term Care Planning – Estate planning involves more than just putting a will in place. One must plan for arranging finances for long-term care at home, in a nursing home, or at an assisted living facility. When you work with an attorney who understands the long-term needs of seniors, he/she can help you get your finances in proper order.

Wills and Trust documents – While many people need only a simple will to distribute their assets, those with more complicated estates may find a trust more beneficial. Whether you have modest means or a complicated estate, we can help you draft the right documents to meet your needs.

Conservatorship – When faced with the array of difficulties that arise when clients and their loved ones approach issues of legal incapacity or adult vulnerability, Rideg Law Offices, PLLC can show clients how the legal mechanism of conservatorships can help them make important decisions for their family members when their loved ones cannot make such decisions for themselves.

Every person has different estate planning needs and experience in these matters means we understand how to help families address their loved ones’ most personal needs in difficult times. Clients appreciate our ability to help them understand their legal options and how to choose wisely. If you need help with addressing any of your family’s future needs, contact the Rideg Law Office, PLLC.