Answering Your Questions

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Elder Law and Special Needs Law focus on the needs of living individuals. Often, we work with individuals who are approaching retirement age, or who have chronic health care conditions. Although we do a significant amount of estate planning, traditional estate planning focuses on what happens after you die. Elder Law and Special Needs Law Attorneys look for ways to marshal your income and what you own to preserve your dignity, quality of life and independence as you age. We also identify public benefits to enhance your quality of life. If you are a child caregiver, you might say our role is to help you take care of your mom or dad.

How do we plan? First, we ask a lot of questions. It’s important to understand your values and what’s going on in your life. We want to know your concerns. We want to know your goals, dreams and ambitions for yourself and your family. We want to know your vision for a happy and fulfilled life. Our role is to serve as your advocate, and give you the best chance to fulfill your goals.

We also know your legacy is important. How do you want to be remembered and what do you want to leave to your loved ones? Elder Law Attorneys help you plan to pass wisdom and resources to your children, grandchildren, or other loved ones. We believe in principle focused planning, so one of the first things we want you to think about it “why” you’re planning. What are your goals?

David L. McGuffey is a Certified Elder Law Attorney.  Mr. McGuffey is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorney’s Council of Advanced Practitioners. He is a member of the Special Needs Alliance. These groups are peer reviewed. Mr. McGuffey has the necessary experience to give you answers as you need them. Many answers are already on this website, among the pages describing our practice, on our articles page, or in our blog. You can also find answers on an Educational Website called EZ Elder Law.

Certified Elder Law Attorneys understand that your family is likely in the midst of crisis. You need to understand how to protect yourself or your loved ones. If you are married to someone with dementia (or another chronic condition), one of your questions might be how to get the best care for your spouse, but another is how to finance your own retirement needs. You don’t want to lose everything you’ve worked for paying for nursing home bills.

If you have a loved one with special needs, you might be concerned about protecting your loved one when you are no longer in the picture. If your loved one is unable to make decisions about his or her own care, how will you make sure they get the right help at the right time? A Certified Elder Law Attorney can help you answer these and other questions as you plan for the future.

If you are planning for your future, if you are planning for the future of a loved one who needs extra help, or if you just have questions, call us today. The Elder Law Practice of David L. McGuffey can help you address the challenges you are facing. Our goal is to provide peace of mind by delivering solutions to your problems.

Be sure to visit EZ Elder Law, which is designed to answer your Elder Law and Special Needs Law questions.

How Can We Help?

If you would like to know more about how our firm can serve you, we invite you to call us at 800-241-8755 or fill out the “How Can We Help” form on any page on this website. If you hire us, our goals are to solve the problems  you entrust to us and to provide peace of mind.


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