1232 Blue Ridge Blvd, Hoover, AL 35226

Elder Law

As the population grows older, many individuals hope to retire and enjoy their golden years in Alabama. While this can be a time of leisurely travel and taking delight in grandchildren, the elder years often present difficult challenges, including health issues, long-term care, asset protection and other financial concerns. The practice of Elder Law is dedicated to helping seniors meet these challenges and encompasses all aspects of planning, counseling and advocating for clients.

Located in Birmingham, Nolan Elder Law and Estate Planning, LLC is devoted exclusively to elder law and estate planning. We are committed to helping our neighbors in Jefferson, Shelby and nearby counties manage the complexities of aging and giving them peace of mind, knowing that they will be well cared for. Our goal is to first, do no harm and help our clients manage the key issues in elder law: long-term care, Medicaid Planning and elder abuse.

Long-term Care Planning

One of the most pressing challenges for elders and their families is the high cost of long-term care, including services related to medical and non-medical needs. Care for elders often involves providing  nonskilled care to assist with the tasks of daily living such as dressing, feeding, shopping, caring for pets and housekeeping. Long-term care can also involve skilled care provided at home or in assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

By failing to plan ahead for these needs, many elders may find themselves ill-prepared to handle the cost of long-term care, which can easily deplete their savings.  Nolan Elder Law and Estate Planning, LLC routinely helps clients explore options such as long-term care insurance, selecting the right long-term care facility and qualifying for public benefits such as Social Security, Medicaid and Veterans Benefits.

Medicaid Planning

In addition to self-funding or obtaining long-term care insurance, another option to cover the costs of long-term care is Medicaid, a federal program run by the states that provides medical assistance to low-income individuals, and those who are 65 or older. While Medicaid is the largest payer of nursing home care in the country, qualifying for these benefits can be difficult as many elders have resources above the eligibility threshold.

Our experienced elder law attorneys have thorough knowledge of Medicaid eligibility requirements in Alabama and can advise you on how to protect your home and your assets by establishing an irrevocable trust also referred to as a Medicaid Trust.

Elder Abuse

Elder abuse, whether physical, or emotional is a growing problem that causes inexcusable pain and suffering. Financial abuse occurs when an individual or entity takes or keeps an elder’s property for a wrongful use, or with the intent to defraud. We are zealous advocates of elders in Alabama and will strive to ensure that your rights are protected.

Serving Elders in Birmingham

At Nolan Elder Law and Estate Planning, LLC we recognize that many elders in their 70s and 80s have never visited with an attorney and have mistaken impressions. We will offer you compassion and knowledge and help you plan for the challenges of aging while enjoying your golden years. Similarly, we are often approached by adult children of seniors who are concerned with their parents' well-being.

Our priority is to put the needs of elders first, regardless of the demands and expectations of their children. Our goal is to preserve your independence, protect your assets and explore your options. If you need help with estate planning, long-term planning, Medicaid planning or any other matter related to Elder Law, contact our Birmingham office today at (205) 390-0101 for a free evaluation.



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