Elder Law & Estate Planning Attorneys Providing Legal Power for Seniors
Our attorneys will work with you to simplify the complex process of planning your estate, whether you need a will or a trust to ensure that your wishes are followed after your death, and your family’s financial future is protected. We pay particular attention to structuring your estate in a way that minimizes your tax burden and helps to simply and minimize family disagreements after your death.
In addition, we can assist you with matters such as powers of attorney, planning for incapacity, guardianships, and advance directives for health care.
Creating and updating a proper estate plan is something that everyone should do, not only seniors. However, many people give more careful attention to such matters as they grow older. At Hook Law Center, we have the skill and experience necessary to provide you with authoritative advice regarding the distribution of your assets after your death. We can help you create your will and form any trusts necessary to accomplish your estate planning goals, such as avoiding probate, saving on taxes, and providing for your heirs according to your wishes.
According to the AARP, only 60% of people over the age of 50 have wills, only 45% have durable powers of attorney, 30% have advance medical directives, and only 23% have living trusts. As these statistics show, most people fail to make a comprehensive estate plan, and those who do probably have not reviewed their plans in years. Hook Law Center can help ensure that a lifetime of hard work will benefit you during your lifetime and your loved ones after your death.
A guardianship is an arrangement determined by the court which places someone in the position to oversee the care of an incapacitated adult. Hook Law Center can assist you in appointing a guardian as part of your estate plan, should you need care in the future, and can help you pursue guardianship for a loved one.
Hook Law Center can assist you in becoming the conservator of a loved one in order for you to help you ensure their care and security, allowing you to make decisions on that person’s behalf, and protect his/ her property and best interests.
Life Care Planning
Life Care Planning is a relationship between Hook Law Center and your family that offers the support, guidance and direction you need to face the long-term care journey with confidence.
Long-Term Care Planning
Hook Law Center can help protect your assets if you need to pay for long-term care in your home or an assisted living facility, or other costs associated with long-term care, while providing security for your spouse and a legacy for children.
Personal Care Management
When the activities of daily living become an effort or unsafe for frail elders, the chronically ill or the physically disabled, Hook Law Center’s care manager is ready to support these endangered individuals in the least restrictive setting of their choice.
Special Needs Planning
If you are injured or disabled, or if you are the parents of a child with special needs, you do not want an inheritance, an award, or a settlement to threaten your entitlement to public benefits.
Hook Law Center has experienced attorneys and staff who can review individual income and assets, clarify eligibility requirements and provide advice and strategies in order to qualify for valuable benefits.
Personal Injury Settlement Consulting
Hook Law Center is an elder law firm that works with personal injury attorneys on lawsuits involving individuals who have suffered significant injuries.
Hook Law Center represents financial institutions, beneficiaries and fiduciaries, such as executors, trustees, conservators, and guardians in a wide variety of areas of litigation.
Our job is to help our client develop goals and objectives in a written investment policy statement, select the most appropriate money managers to invest their funds according to the policy, monitor the performance of those managers, and periodically review and update the investment objectives and policies.