Why Seniors and Their Families Need an Elder Law Attorney

As we age, it’s crucial to have a plan in place to protect ourselves and our loved ones. That’s why it’s essential to consider the benefits of having an Elder Law Attorney on your side.

The Importance of Asset Protection & Estate Planning 

Getting older is inevitable. From estate planning to long-term care, seniors and their families can benefit from the services of an Elder Law Attorney. Amy Dow Elder Law understands the unique challenges that seniors and their families face, and we’re here to help.

From Jupiter to Boca Raton

Amy Dow Elder Law

is here to assist in various areas of Elder Law.

What is Elder Law?

Elder Law is a specialized area of Law that focuses on the needs of seniors and their families. It covers a wide range of topics, including estate planning, long-term care planning, asset protection, and Medicaid planning. Elder  Law aims to help seniors and their families navigate the complex legal system and make informed decisions about their future.

The Importance of Estate Planning

Estate planning is an essential part of Elder  Law. It involves preparing your Power of Attorney, Wills, Deeds, and Trusts. By creating an estate plan, you can ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death. This includes naming beneficiaries, appointing guardians for minors, and setting up trusts for your loved ones.

Medicaid Planning and Applications

Medicaid Planning is another critical aspect of Elder Law. As we age, the cost of long-term care can be significant, and without proper planning, it can quickly deplete our savings. By working with an Elder Law Attorney, you can receive assistance with Medicaid Applications, asset protection, and long-term care planning. This ensures you are eligible for Medicaid benefits while protecting your assets.

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Long-Term Care Planning

One of the most critical aspects of planning for our senior years is long-term care planning. That includes documentation and advance directives like Power of Attorney, Last Will and Testament, Living Will, and more. The Federal Reserve reports that approximately 61% of households headed by someone 65 or older had at least some retirement savings. An Elder Law Attorney can help you create a comprehensive plan that protects your assets, provides for your loved ones, and ensures your wishes are honored.

Asset Protection 

Protecting your assets as you age is essential to ensure that they’re available to provide for your needs and those of your loved ones. An Elder Law Attorney can help you understand your options. Asset-protecting strategies can help you protect your assets while obtaining the care you need.

Medicaid Planning

Long-term care is expensive, and Medicaid can be a vital resource to pay for care. However, applying for Medicaid can be a complicated and overwhelming process. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that approximately 12.5 million people were enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid, and 73% of those individuals were eligible for full Medicaid benefits. An Elder Law Attorney can help you navigate the Medicaid application process, protect your assets, and ensure you receive the care you need.

Power of Attorney, Wills, Deeds, and Trusts

It’s crucial to have a comprehensive estate plan in place, including Power of Attorney, Wills, Deeds, and Trusts. The National Council on Aging reports that approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60 or older have experienced some form of financial abuse. An Elder Law Attorney can help you create a plan that protects your assets, ensures your wishes are honored, and minimizes the potential for financial abuse.

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In Conclusion 

Amy Dow Elder Law is here to help seniors and their families navigate the complex world of Elder Law from Jupiter to Boca Raton, Florida. Our experienced team understands the unique challenges that come with aging, and we are here to help you create a plan that protects you and your loved ones. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our Elder Law services.

Google 5-Star Reviews


Amy offered excellent service during a time that was difficult to assist a family member with high medical costs. Her knowledge and expertise were invaluable. She made herself available was patient, caring and understanding and thorough. Her competent legal service gave me peace of mind and was well worth it.

Carol Grubbs


This is a long overdue review. Amy and Carolyn are the best people to come into our lives during this pandemic. My aunt in Florida needed to get on Medicaid because she was going into a facility for care. I live in New York and because of the Pandemic, I had to deal only with phone calls and zoom meetings. No matter how many times I called, all my questions were answered quickly and politely, no matter how silly they were. Any time I wrote, either Amy or Carolyn answered quickly and efficiently. In addition to dealing with me long distance, Amy and Carolyn had to deal with my 92-year-old mother, who is my Aunt’s sister. They both impressed me with their patience in dealing with my Mom’s many many questions. Believe me, this was not easy. When the process finished, they told us to contact them whenever needed. This is probably the first review I have done online and, in my opinion, well deserved.

Bruce Schneider


We went to Amy to plan for a parent. We were informed of options we had no idea were available. She took care of all of our needs, including ensuring the parent was well informed on what was taking place. The services provided by her and her staff made a difficult time a lot easier and enabled a smooth transition.

Nina Castro


I worked with Amy to have estate documents done for me and advance directives for my college-age kids. Amy and her staff made the process easy from beginning to end. They took the time to explain each document to us and help us decide what should be filed out. They even went out of their way to accommodate us during COVID. I highly recommend Amy Dow Law!

Michele Ross


Amy Dow and her associate Carolyn were able to help my husband and me during an extremely difficult and stressful time. They were very patient with all my many questions and made both our Medicaid Planning and Estate Planning so clear, and we are so grateful for her expertise, kindness and care. They couldn’t have been more helpful and were my one light at the end of the dark tunnel. I recommend them with absolutely no hesitation.

Lauren Utting


I was very happy to have Amy Dow complete my estate planning documents. She is very knowledgeable and made the whole process easy and understandable. I also greatly appreciated her patience and sensitivity to my concerns and needs. I highly recommend her and would not hesitate to use her again for any legal counsel.

Bernard Koven

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