Connecticut Attorneys Provide Sound Elder Law Counsel
Manchester law firm helps protect seniors’ financial and long-term care needs
After decades of earning a living and raising a family, you deserve the opportunity to spend your retirement without worrying about the future. At Fiorentino, Howard & Petrone, P.C., in Manchester, we build relationships with our clients that last a lifetime. We can help you safeguard your financial security through careful planning and long-term healthcare options. We also fight for the rights of seniors subjected to abuse and neglect by those who are charged with caring for them.
Knowledgeable counselors help elderly people who can no longer care for themselves
As people age, they may lose their ability to manage their own property and legal affairs. If you are still competent but concerned that you will need protection in the future, we can arrange for you to execute a power of attorney. This document gives an agent of your choice, whether a trusted family member of friend, the authority to make some or all decisions in your name. You can revoke it as long as you are competent to do so. For families of seniors who are already incapable of managing their own affairs, we can ask the court to appoint a conservator. Both the agent and conservator have duties to act in the best interests of the person they are charged with protecting, and they may be civilly or criminally liable for violating that trust.
Responsive lawyers assist seniors with long-term care planning
People often face medical challenges as they age and need to ensure they have access to affordable healthcare. We help seniors with Medicare and Medicaid planning so that they will be eligible for skilled and long-term care through these government programs when they require it. We can help to set up trusts so that funds will be available while protecting clients’ assets and limiting their tax liability. We can also draft living wills that state clients’ wishes for medical treatment in the event they can’t make their wishes known and help them appoint a medical representative to make medical decisions on their behalf. By making these decisions while you still can, you can ensure that your wishes will be upheld in the future.
Effective advocates protect elders from abuse
Elder abuse is a serious problem nationwide, making an already vulnerable population more susceptible to mistreatment by caregivers in both public and private settings. Abuse and neglect may take several forms:
- A nursing home whose staff abuses or neglects its residents
- Conmen who prey on the elderly through malicious marketing schemes
- Family members and friends who take advantage of the elderly people they are supposed to protect and care for
- Agents, conservators or others who abuse their fiduciary duties
If you or your elderly loved one suffers any of those indignities, we can help by bringing suit against the parties responsible, seeking recovery of lost money or damages for injuries.
Contact our trusted Connecticut elder law attorneys
If you have an elder law issue, call Fiorentino, Howard & Petrone, P.C. at 860.643.1136 or contact the firm online to schedule an appointment at our office in Manchester. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but we can meet with you at other hours upon request.