Serving Clients & Their Families in the Birmingham, AL Area
Comprehensive estate planning covers nearly every aspect of life. It begins with protecting yourself and your personal dignity and extends to protecting your loved ones and your hard-earned assets.
Follow the links below to learn more about our Elder Law services provided at Elder Law Firm of Steve Bailey:
Life Care Planning
A Life Care Plan defines, organizes, prioritizes and mobilizes every aspect of an elder’s care. Besides traditional asset-focused elder law services that help elders qualify for public benefits while preserving family wealth to the greatest extent possible, a Life Care Plan includes provisions for care coordination and other forms of family support.
Learn more about Life Care Planning.
Geriatric Care Coordination
Focusing on the needs of families and individuals as they age is an important aspect of estate and long-term care planning. With advances in age come advances in health problems. Along with health challenges, we face special legal challenges that need addressing. The body of law addressing these challenges is commonly known as “Elder Law.”
Learn more about planning for Geriatric Care.
After serving in our country’s armed forces, do you know of all benefits to which you or your family members are entitled? Getting information and successfully applying for Veterans Benefits is not light duty. However, your likelihood of success is greatly enhanced with the skillful guidance and assistance of an attorney who has dealt with the Veterans Administration, the branches of the military their personnel offices, and the Department of Defense.
Learn more about Veteran’s Aid and Attendance.
Nursing Home Crisis Planning
If you are thinking about Medicaid, you should speak to an attorney who specializes in that area of law as soon as possible. There is really no time to waste—all you are wasting is money and adding stress. The sooner you get going on this, the sooner you may be eligible for Medicaid.
Learn more about Nursing Home Crisis Planning.
Nursing Home Pre-Planning
The high cost of long-term care has made planning a critically important issue for most middle-class seniors and their families. Most seniors will likely require some form of long-term care. Sadly, many are unprepared for the significant financial burdens it places on their family’s hard earned savings.
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Knowing you have a properly prepared plan in place – one that contains your instructions and will protect your family – will give you and your family peace of mind. This is one of the most thoughtful and considerate things you can do for yourself and for those you love.
Learn more about the “must have” Estate Planning documents.
Probate & Estate Administration
Estate administration is the process that occurs after a person dies. During this process, a person’s probate assets are collected, his or her creditors are paid, and then the remaining assets are distributed to his or her beneficiaries in accordance with his or her will.
Learn more about Probate and Estate & Trust Administration.