Elder Law

Senior citizens face unique legal and financial problems that younger people do not. To meet these needs, the law firm of Cherry Johnson Siegmund James LLC provides a complete range of elder law services.

Call us for a free initial consultation at (254) 732-2242.

Our elder law attorneys work with John Wessler, our Senior Care Planner and Medicaid/VA Eligibility Advisor. Mr. Wessler is owner of a Registered Investment Advisory and has a decade of experience assisting clients in preparing for long-term care expenses and obtaining Medicaid and VA benefits.

Our firm provides advice and services for senior citizens in matters involving:

  • Wills, powers of attorney and advance health care directives
  • Wealth transfer planning, including business succession
  • Medicaid planning and asset protection strategies
  • Guardianship planning for vulnerable loved ones
  • Veterans benefits

Protecting Your Assets Through Effective Medicaid Planning

The high cost of care in an assisted-living facility or nursing home can quickly deplete a person’s life savings. However, those who anticipate requiring nursing home care at some point in the future can take measures that enable them to qualify for Medicaid benefits that will cover the cost of nursing home care.

Where appropriate, our firm assists clients in transferring assets to other family members. However, please note that there is a five-year look back period for some transfers. Such transfers should only be made with the assistance of an experienced elder law attorney. We can review your situation and recommend the solution that is appropriate for you.

At the Cherry Johnson Siegmund James LLC firm, we consider all possibilities to protect assets while still funding the cost of nursing home care. In your case, these could include a solution that employs one or more of the following: asset transfers, private nursing home insurance, Social Security benefits, private disability benefits, veterans benefits and private savings.

Facing A Medical Crisis? We Can Respond Quickly.

Medicare pays for only a very short period of nursing home care — often just a few days. After that, the patient must find a way to pay for the always-increasing cost of skilled nursing care.

People facing a medical crisis requiring nursing home care and who fall within the five-year look back period for qualification for Medicaid benefits may still have options.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

Call Cherry Johnson Siegmund James LLC at (254) 732-2242 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer.