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How A Conference Call With an Attorney Can Save You Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Elder Care Costs

Everything is uncertain these days. If you have a loved one who requires special care either from an at-home aid or in a nursing home, things are even more frightening, especially if this is a new development. When planning out your finances and assets, figuring out where to start and what costs are normal is daunting.

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The best thing you can do not only for your loved one, but for your own mental health, is to schedule a meeting with an elder law attorney. In this day and age, you don’t even have to go into an office and risk your own health — these meetings can be held in the comfort of your own home via video conference or telephone call. It will hold the same purpose as an in-person meeting would while keeping everyone safe — especially since in the state of Florida, documents can be notarized using audio and video technology.

A conversation with a qualified elder law attorney who specializes in estate, long-term care, special needs planning, and so much more can help you protect your loved one while protecting your (or even the loved one’s) assets. Without an elder law attorney, companies may try to swindle you. You may not receive all the benefits you are entitled to. Having a plan set in stone helps you stay in control of your life and your finances, which is especially important in this day and age when everything is so uncertain.

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“As far as feedback to Shalloway, we would give them a top grade. From the lengthy teleconference we had with Mark Shalloway on July 9 where he took the time to explain everything to us, to dealings with Sean Fleming and Grisel Rey by phone and email regarding the information they needed and finally, Sean Fleming’s diligence in getting the Medicaid application submitted before the end of July, We feel we received excellent service and would highly recommend your firm to others for elder care planning.”

Medicaid planning isn’t something you should figure out on your own. Unless you are an attorney yourself, contractual clauses and difficult terminology will lead to more confusion than clarity. You need an elder law attorney who will guide you towards affordable care while still living a comfortable life. You need an attorney who will lay things out clear as day so you know exactly what you need and what you can get. One phone call can really make a world of difference.

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Don’t suffer through the extreme expenses that come with care of an elderly loved one. Find an attorney who will fight for you. This doesn’t mean pushing your case to the end to get a quick buck — this means really helping you each and every step of the way, so you have control over your life in a time when things seem so out of control.

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Mark Shalloway is an elder and special needs care attorney in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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