Experienced Florida Elder Law Attorney Supports the Needs of Seniors
Accomplished lawyer advises clients in the Naples area on the financial and healthcare issues affecting them
As you grow older, your interests and goals change. If you are retired, you want to ensure you have the financial means to meet your current and future needs, which may involve downsizing, moving to assisted living or getting skilled nursing care. Careful planning can help you to anticipate the costs and be prepared for them. At The Law Firm of Diane M. Miller, P.A., as an experienced elder law attorney, Ms. Miller understands how to address the singular challenges exclusive to seniors. She provides knowledgeable advice and advocacy to help seniors and their families in the Naples area and throughout Florida deal with the realities of aging.
Florida attorney assists with a range of elder law issues
There are a host of issues that seniors and their families must deal with. At The Law Firm of Diane M. Miller, P.A., she provides skilled guidance for older clients in the community and region in a wide range of matters that affect them specifically, including:
- Wills and trusts
- Tax issues
- Social Security benefits
- Medicare and Medicaid coverage
- Nursing home and assisted living care
- In-home medical care
- Powers of attorney
- Medical directives and living wills
- Elder abuse
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
- Age discrimination
Ms. Miller's firm offers comprehensive advice and skilled advocacy for clients who need legal assistance with any of these concerns.
Dedicated elder law advocate advises on healthcare protections
Access to affordable medical care is essential to your health and quality of life as you age. She assists clients in Medicare and Medicaid planning so that they will be eligible for skilled and long-term care in the event they need it. She helps seniors and their families to navigate these government programs so that they have access to the medical treatments, diagnostic tests and medications available to them. She can assist with setting up trusts so that funds will be available when needed while protecting clients' assets and limiting their tax liability.
Skilled counselor assists with comprehensive estate planning
Ms. Miller can advise you on the most successful ways to achieve your estate planning goals. Through meticulous analysis, she guides you on how best to transfer your assets, minimize estate taxes, establish guardianship for minor children, support personal philanthropic causes and even protect a beloved pet. She can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts and other legal instruments beneficial to your estate. Her firm can also help you plan your future medical care and make crucial end-of-life decisions by drafting legally valid advance directives. These documents ensure your intentions will be honored if you become unable to communicate them yourself.
Knowledgeable adviser helps seniors to maintain financial independence
Most of us look forward to the time when we no longer need to work. While retirement ideally affords people the opportunity to enjoy family, travel and hobbies, it requires careful planning. Living on a fixed income can create financial stress for seniors, and age-related illnesses can affect the independence they wish to maintain. Ms. Miller can help you organize your affairs and plan for your retirement so you have the ability to live as you wish for as long as possible. If you choose to continue working, she is also prepared to protect your rights in the workplace should you face age discrimination.
Contact a Florida elder law attorney for responsive support
The Law Firm of Diane M. Miller, P.A. represents seniors and their families throughout Florida in a wide range of elder law issues. To learn how she can help, call her at 239-920-2849 or contact her online to schedule a consultation at her Naples office.