Evansville Elder Law Attorneys

Southwest Indiana Medicaid and Estate Planning Lawyers

Elder law is an umbrella term for legal issues and planning considerations related to the needs of older individuals and couples, such as anticipating nursing home care. The law firm of Johnson Carroll Norton, Kent & Goedde, P.C. helps senior citizens and their family members take steps to preserve family wealth, while also preserving eligibility for public benefits.

Our knowledgeable elder law attorneys can advise on Medicaid planning, estate planning, gifting strategies and other aspects of estate planning and disability law. If you are seeking legal help for yourself and your spouse, or on behalf of an elderly parent, family member of friend, contact us today. Our Evansville firm serves the surrounding counties of southwestern Indiana.

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Evansville Elder Law Lawyers

Long-term care is expensive. Most families do not have the means to pay for an extended stay in a private nursing home, so they rely on Medicaid assistance to subsidize some of the cost. The dilemma for elderly couples is that they cannot qualify for Medicaid if they have too many assets.

Without proper legal advice, this commonly results in either (a) depleting the family estate to pay for nursing care in order to qualify for Medicaid or (b) unlawfully transferring property to family members, which results in disqualification for Medicaid.

Brian Carroll is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through the National Elder Law Foundation, and has more than 25 years of experience in estate planning and probate law. He can help retirees or their adult children address all legal issues associated with aging, infirmity and nursing home care:

  • Nursing home planning
  • Medicaid eligibility planning
  • Annual gifting allowances
  • Transferring property to a spouse or heir
  • Wills, trusts and powers of attorney
  • Special needs trusts for a disabled child or disabled adult
  • Guardianship proceedings to intervene on behalf of an incompetent adult
  • Assisting in obtaining veterans benefits through the Veterans' Administration (VA)

Long-Term Care Planning and Elder Law

Johnson Carroll Norton, Kent & Goedde, P.C. practices in Vanderburgh, Posey and Warrick counties. Call our Evansville office at 812-205-2661 or e-mail us to arrange a consultation. We are located in Evansville, three blocks off the Lloyd Expressway, with ample parking and first-floor accessibility.