Elder law is a term derived to indicate a legal practice that focuses on laws and procedures that predominately affect the elderly, such as estate planning and Medicaid benefits.
Louisiana state laws concerning estates are very strict, and differ from other states. US Federal laws governing Medicaid and financial responsibility for long-term care and assisted living are often misunderstood, and have even changed due to the Affordable Care Act.
It is not a good idea to wait until a loved one requires long-term care to find out about how the costs for that care will affect you and your family. There are many steps you can take to better prepare and protect yourself, your assets and the assets of your loved one in need of care.
Doug White is an expert in Elder law in the state of Louisiana, and he is here to help guide you through the complexities and uncertainty you may soon be facing.