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Elder Law

As we age, many of us will face major medical and financial decisions. The factors that we consider during our advanced years are often very different than when we were younger. Many of these decisions will also be influenced by our family, friends, and community. Elder Law is the area of law that focuses on our needs as we enter our senior years.

Elder Law spans many legal fields including:

  • Estate Planning 
    • Trusts, Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, Healthcare Powers of Attorney, Advance Directives (“Living Wills”)
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Long-Term Care Planning
  • Medicaid Spend Down
  • Medicaid Application
  • Grey Divorce
  • Guardianship of an Incompetent Adult
  • Involuntary Commitment
  • Trust Administration
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Will Caveat
  • Estate Litigation

Planning for major life events can alleviate the stress and anxiety that often arises during these critical times. In urgent situations, consulting with an Elder Law attorney can oftentimes reduce the tremendous stress on the elder and their family.

Whether it’s planning ahead to protect your assets and ensure the provision of your healthcare, or needing guidance on an emergency situation,  Dugan & Leger, PLLC is here to provide both information and direction.  Should you or a loved one need to speak with an Elder Law attorney, please call us at (910) 253-5400 to schedule a free consultation.

Nick Fernez leads our Elder Law practice. Please click here to see his biography.

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