Elder Law” is defined by the clients we serve, rather than having a strictly technical definition. Elder Law is a diverse field of law that touches several other traditional areas of law.

Seniors today are living longer and are remaining active into their later years. This presents a new and unique set of legal concerns facing today’s seniors. The Elder Law attorneys at Huck Bouma can help you design your estate plan (Wills, Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Living Wills), assist with asset preservation planning, guide you through the Medicaid maze, counsel you regarding long-term care facilities (including review of resident agreements), qualify you for a VA Pension if you or your spouse are a veteran, and generally counsel you regarding your rights and any benefits to which you may be entitled. In the event a Guardianship is needed, the attorneys at Huck Bouma are available to assist you to have a guardian appointed for your loved one.

The practice of Elder Law isn’t about documents, it’s about people. Your unique and special situation calls for a unique and personalized solution, and we would like to help you achieve that solution. Whether you need help in preserving assets, qualifying for Medicaid or a VA Pension, or navigating the confusing and daunting search for an appropriate long-term living facility, we can help. Please call to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.

The Life & Legacy Planning Group of Huck Bouma practices exclusively in the areas of Wealth Transfer and Estate Planning, Special Needs Planning and Guardianship, Elder Law, VA Pension Planning, and Estate Administration.

For more information about the Life and Legacy Planning Group, please click on Life & Legacy Resources in the News & Resources menu. There you will find a short History of the Life & Legacy Planning Group, Definitions of various terms, Frequently Asked Questions, Case Studies, and Links to numerous other sites relevant to this area of law.