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FERNANDEZ ELDER LAW LLC  |  314.328.0700

 

Elder Law

 

Devoted to representing older adults, persons with disabilities and their families with estate planning, long-term care planning, and government benefits eligibility.

 

Probate and Trust Administration

 

Determines if a deceased person’s estate must be administered through the Probate Court and represents you throughout the legal process. Advises fiduciaries on proper trust administration.

 

 

Estate Planning

 

Prepares estate plans for people of all ages customized to provide for beneficiaries and avoid probate. Prepares wills, trusts, powers of attorney for healthcare and finances, and healthcare directives. Conducts asset reviews and advises individuals and corporate fiduciaries on trust administration, the duties of trustees, and the rights of beneficiaries.

 

Guardianship and Conservatorship

 

If loved ones are not able to make decisions about their own care and cannot manage their finances, it may be appropriate for the Probate Court to appoint a person to make decisions about care and custody and to manage  financial affairs. We can help you navigate this process.

 

Medicaid Planning

 

Known as MO HealthNet. Helps determine eligibility to pay for nursing home care. Manages all steps in the eligibility process including advice on spend down and asset preservation,  preparation and filing of the division of assets and application, through complete resolution of the matter.

 

Special Needs Planning

 

Counsels families of persons with disabilities on estate planning to allow the beneficiary to maintain a quality of life and protect government benefits. Prepares special needs trusts and advises individuals and corporate fiduciaries on proper trust administration.

 

VA Benefits Planning

 

Provides information and eligibility assistance with qualifying for benefits. Certain wartime veterans or the surviving spouses of deceased wartime veterans may qualify for Aid and Attendance, and special monthly pension. This pension can help pay for in-home care, assisted living, or nursing home care.

 

Life Care Planning

 

Offers a holistic approach to long-term planning for older adults, persons living with a disability, or persons with a chronic illness. We partner with elder care coordinators to provide resources and enhance the client's quality of life.

 

Presentations

 

We can speak with or present to any organization or religious, civic, social, or professional group on any of these topics. Contact us for more information.

 

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