Some firms provide estate planning services, such as wills and trusts. Some firms provide elder law services, including asset protection and Medicaid planning. Few firms provide both of these services. Of those few, only a few again have a program to maintain your plan – for an annual fee. If you don't pay the fee, your plan may be obsolete when you need it, causing unforeseen problems and additional costs.
Ettinger Law Firm believes strongly in addressing the client's need for both elder law planning on disability, and estate planning on death. We even renamed the field to Elder Law Estate Planning and wrote the book on it: “Ettinger on Elder Law Estate Planning” (Amazon.com). After all, what's the use of an estate plan if all the assets are lost to a nursing home because there is no elder law component to protect these assets? And what is the use of an elder law plan for disability that fails to save estate taxes on death or keep the assets in the blood? Ettinger Law Firm provides the full range of estate planning and elder law services that middle class families need. We have prepared thousands of estate plans and Medicaid cases. Not only do we plan for the inevitability of death, but should you or a loved one become disabled, we have the experience to handle the Medicaid issues.
In addition, Ettinger Law Firm is the only firm of its kind to provide free monitoring of the Elder Law Estate Plan. Using our trademarked Lifetime Elder Law Estate Planning Process, we provide:
When legal work is needed, due to changes in the law or in the life of your family, we earn a fee. While the Lifetime Elder Law Estate Planning Process is working for you all the time, you only pay for what you need, when you need it. This way we look after all of our clients, not just those who purchase a maintenance program.
So, back to the original question, why choose Ettinger Law Firm? Not only because we wrote the book on Elder Law Estate Planning, but also because we care enough to maintain all of our clients plans, so they work when you need them.