Representation for Changing Needs | Plano Nursing Home Law Attorney
Elders have needs. Elders have rights.
At the law firm of Criss & Kraft LLP, we understand these needs and these rights. We also appreciate that the aging process does nothing to diminish the value older Texans have within their families, their communities, and the Lone Star state.
Part of our legal mission is to protect and preserve the rights of senior citizens and their families, whether they seek competent care in a nursing home, protection from financial or physical abuse, or legal guidance in response to life changes.
We believe all elders deserve to have as much control over their lives and possessions as possible. To that end we represent clients in cases involving:
- Nursing home disputes, including disagreements over bills, quality of care and other considerations that negatively affect their lives and livelihoods.
- Elder abuse and neglect by negligent or malicious nurses, orderlies, hospice personnel or other caregivers.
- Financial matters and asset protection, as discussed below.
Our attorneys have more than 30 combined years of experience in Texas legal matters, and they use that experience to benefit clients of every age.
For more information about our elder law services, contact us online or call 214-347-8195 or 877-418-1715 toll free.
Emphasizing Senior Asset Protection | Dallas Elder Abuse and Neglect Lawyer
An unfortunate fact about growing older is that people can lose power over their lives and decisions. At Criss & Kraft LLP, we provide elders with the legal tools to protect themselves, their interests, and their assets.
We accomplish these goals using the legal tools outlined on our estate planning page, as well as the following:
- Guardianships. You or your ailing spouse may need care and supervision, whether or not anyone is designated to provide it. By working with our experienced attorneys to appoint a legal guardian, you may ensure your loved one's physical and financial care needs are met.
- Special needs trusts/disability planning: By establishing a special needs trust, a disability trust or a survivor's trust, you can designate money that can only be used for the medical care and material needs of an aging loved one. Such planning may allow you to preserve assets that might otherwise go to medical expenses or settling your estate.
- Health care proxies. Our lawyers can help you draft a health care proxy or living will that instructs health caregivers to provide or withhold certain medical procedures if you are incapacitated or dying. A health care proxy may also be assigned to make medical decisions for you.
- Medicaid planning/disability planning. Our attorneys may be able to help you retain control of your money and assets while still qualifying for Medicaid. Particularly, we may be able to help you provide for your spouse an income, even if one of you requires full-time nursing home care.
- Veteran benefits. We can work with you to ensure you are getting your full measure of veterans' benefits whether you or your spouse served in the U.S. Armed Forces.
- Prenuptial/postnuptial agreements. People are remarrying at later ages these days. If you are considering remarrying and have assets or children you wish to protect, a marriage agreement can be a wise decision. We can help you draft an agreement that respects your wishes and your stage of life.
Protecting You and Your Assets in Later Life | 214-347-8195
To discuss your legal options with a Texas elder law attorney, contact us online at Criss & Kraft LLP, or by calling 214-347-8195 or 877-418-1715 toll free.