Contact Our Ogden Elder Law Attorneys
Compassionate Elder Law Attorneys Serving Families Throughout Ogden, Utah
Reliable legal guidance to help you address challenging long-term care issues.
When planning for the years ahead, one of the most important issues to address is the possibility of long-term care. This can be challenging, as no one wants to think about having to enter a nursing home facility. But by working with a skilled and compassionate Ogden elder law attorney at Voyant Legal, you can develop a plan that covers all your needs and concerns while giving you peace of mind regarding your family’s future.
We can help you with key decisions related to health and medical care.
The following are some of the most common elder law issues you may need to address with your long-term care planning attorney:
- Medicare planning: There’s more to Medicare than many people think. An experienced lawyer will help you understand the various parts of Medicare and how you can properly plan for receiving benefits through this important federal program.
- Medicaid planning: The cost of long-term care in Utah can be extreme — sometimes up to $175,000 per year in some nursing homes. With careful Medicaid planning, you can reduce your personal obligations for covering these costs and preserve more of your assets for your beneficiaries.
- Long-term care insurance: One way to prepare for future medical costs is through long-term care insurance, which provides coverage if you should need this care sometime in the future. These policies can be expensive, however, so it’s important to consult a knowledgeable attorney to determine your best options.
- Disability planning: A serious illness or injury could cause a disability that leaves you unable to care for yourself and drain your assets. It is helpful to prepare for worst-case scenarios and give yourself the peace of mind that comes with comprehensive disability planning.
We handle a wide range of other elder law matters.
In addition to the health care-related issues senior citizens often face, there is a variety of other elder law challenges you and your family members may need to confront either now or in the years to come. These include the following:
- Conservatorships: If a loved one is no longer able to make decisions on his or her own due to a condition like Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you may need to set up a conservatorship for that individual. This can be a difficult and emotional process, so work with a legal professional you can trust.
- Reverse mortgages: A reverse mortgage can offer you more cash flow in your retirement, but it can come with numerous pitfalls. Make sure you are completely informed before moving ahead with this option.
- Age discrimination: It is illegal for businesses and employers to discriminate against individuals based on age. Speak with an elder law attorney if you or a loved one is dealing with this issue.
- Nursing home abuse: Poor treatment in a nursing home facility can lead to serious injuries, illnesses and death. It’s important to act immediately if you believe someone close to you is experiencing physical, emotional or financial abuse.
- Grandparent visitation rights: Some grandparents may need to assert their rights to see their grandchildren. This is often a problem when two parents get separated or divorced, and one parent tries to prevent his or her former in-laws from seeing the kids.
Consult our experienced Ogden, Utah elder law attorneys today.
For further information and guidance on elder law in Utah, speak with our experienced Ogden attorneys at Voyant Legal. Call 801-951-0500 or contact the firm online to learn more about your options. We serve families in Ogden, Bountiful, Layton, Farmington, and the surrounding Utah areas.