Elder Law Estate Planning
At Ettinger Law Firm we combine elder law and estate planning to provide a comprehensive approach to the needs of each client and their family. Planning wise, we usually recommend trusts to avoid probate proceedings at death and to provide for substitute decision making in the event of disability. On the elder law side, we plan ahead to protect assets from being lost to nursing home costs or, where no preplanning has been done, use our knowledge of the Medicaid rules to protect assets when the client is on the nursing home doorstep or even after they have already been placed in a nursing facility.
At Ettinger Law Firm, we use trusts for basic planning to avoid probate proceedings, save estate taxes and to plan for disability. to this we add our experience in over ten thousand cases to advise on special situations we have seen come up time and again such as planning for a disabled child or grandchild, how to plan for couples in second marriages, and what to do about spendthrift children.