Estate & Elder Care Law
Practice Areas

John Burns Estate & Elder Care Law can prepare you for the journey that lies ahead. Whether you are a young couple seeking to set affairs in order, an adult child caring for ageing parents or a senior concerned about long-term care, our team’s experience and multi-disciplinary approach can provide both the resources and guidance that you need.

Elder Law

Need help planning for future stages of life for you or a loved one?

Focusing primarily on the needs of families & individuals as they age, including senior housing & home care, long-term (or nursing home) care, guardianships & health care documents, Medicare & Medicaid.

Estate Planning

How do I establish a will, trust or legacy?

Ensuring that your plan will still work as originally designed & providing the opportunity to make any needed corrections based on current situations & estate tax planning goals.

Asset Protection

How do I protect my assets or legacy?

Asset protection requires careful planning. Threats to your assets can come from a wide variety of potential predators, including future creditors and unnecessary taxes.

Guardianships & Conservatorships

Need help making financial & life decisions for a loved one?

Despite planning, sometimes a guardianship/conservatorship is necessary when one has lost sufficient capacity to communicate significant, responsible decisions about his or her health & safety.

Life Care Planning

Can I secure appropriate care & protect my loved one's assets?

Get the comfort of knowing that your loved one is safe & getting the right care in the right location. Our plans can protect assets despite the high cost of elder care by locating private and public funding to pay for long-term care.

Medicaid Planning

How do I protect my assets & ensure long-term health care?

Medicaid planning offers you the piece of mind when it comes to payment options for long-term health care. Planning protects your assets while you receive the benefits & care you need.

Medicare & Private Insurance

Am I eligible for Medicare & Private Insurance?

Medicare is a health insurance program for individuals over the age of sixty-five (65) and for some disabled persons. Unlike Medicaid and other government benefits, income is not a factor in determining eligibility.

Probate & Estate Administration

A loved one passed away... How do I handle their estate?

Probate and estate administration are the processes through which estate assets are transferred after death.

Special Needs Planning

How can I ensure care management for children or adults with special needs?

Focusing on providing for the special needs of our loved ones with disabilities when we are no longer there to organize & advocate on their behalf.

Veterans Benefits

Is Veterans Aid & Attendance an option for me?

Veterans Benefits can come in many forms, but the most common is Aid & Attendance & can be used by both veterans and their spouses even if the veteran has passed away.


Have Other Questions?

We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions along with answers that you may find helpful.

Have questions? We’d love to talk to you.
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