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As we age, a new set of legal matters and challenges present themselves, ranging from Medicaid planning to probate administration to guardianship. A lawyer can help protect your assets, plan for nursing home care or assisted living, set up a durable power of attorney and much more. We understand that many of these issues are personal, and we strive to protect our clients’ wishes. However, not only are some of these sensitive matters, but they are time sensitive as well. Getting a head start can help resolve disputes early on or stop problems from occurring in the first place.

Having an experienced Orlando elder law attorney will prove to be invaluable throughout all of these elder law matters. At Sperling Ducker PLC, we have been practicing all of the areas of elder law since 1999. Whether you are a senior citizen who wishes to plan for your own financial medical future, a child of someone who is no longer legally competent to make their own decisions, or you are a personal representative to an estate, our attorneys are here to help.

Medicaid Planning Attorneys Protecting Your Assets

Bankruptcy hit all age groups hard after the 2007 recession, and 2010 was the highest year of bankruptcy filings since the early 2000s, according to AARP. Medical bankruptcy is a very real threat for millions of seniors today, as wealth and wages have stagnated for years, and people have been retiring with fewer savings. Protecting those savings from the high costs of in-home care, assisted living, skilled-nursing, and nursing home care is an imperative step to take, and a Medicaid planning attorney can help you accomplish this. We assist clients with creating durable power of attorney, creating wills and advanced healthcare directives, creating trusts, and much more.

Orlando Guardianship Attorneys

Elder financial abuse is on the rise, according to the National Adult Protective Services Association. Older adults who cannot manage their own financial affairs, or those who cannot make good medical decisions, may benefit from a guardian. A guardian of a ward, who is deemed incompetent by the court, takes over the legal decision making of that person’s life. We assist all of the following types of clients respectfully and with compassion:

  • Senior citizens or disabled people who want a voluntary adult guardianship;
  • Adult children who believe that their elderly parents need a guardianship;
  • Those who want to fight an involuntary guardianship proceeding;
  • Close relatives who want to contest an adult guardianship on behalf of their elderly or disabled relative; and
  • A mentally competent spouse who wants to protect the marital assets by becoming their spouse’s guardian.

Call Our Orlando Elder Law Attorneys Today

If you are a senior citizen who wants to plan for the future, or you are the spouse or close family member of an elderly person who cannot make sound decisions for themselves, an Orlando elder law attorney can help. Contact Sperling Ducker PLC today for help.

Are you a senior citizen, or closely related to an elderly person unable to make decisions for themselves? Not sure how to plan for you or a loved one’s elder care? If you are seeking legal representation contact Sperling Ducker PLC, Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Call us at 407-645-3297 or send us a send us a message. Visit our Winter Park and Orlando office. Sperling Ducker serves Altamonte Springs, Longwood, Maitland, Orlando, Oviedo, Winter Garden, Winter Park and Winter Springs and surrounding areas.

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Sperling Ducker PLC
2020 Crosby Way
Winter Park, FL 32792
200 E. Robinson St.
Suite #1500
Orlando, FL 32801
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