Elder law and special needs law are emerging practice areas and our attorneys are experienced in providing thoughtful and skilled advice to individuals and families who are planning for or facing issues related to aging, incapacity, and illness. Our team is dedicated to advocating for elder individuals and individuals with disabilities in areas such as access to long-term care services and supports and public benefits, special needs planning, estate planning including health care and financial decision-making, protection from abuse, and fiduciary services and representation, among others.
McLane Middleton’s Elder Law Practice Group provides guidance in navigating the complex Medicaid regulations, and designs and implements plans to assist clients in need of qualifying for Medicaid long-term care. In creating Medicaid plans to achieve estate planning and long-term care planning objectives, our attorneys offer the unique advantage of providing sophisticated estate, gift, and income tax planning advice.
McLane Middleton assists in preparing special needs trusts to provide for the benefit of an individual with special needs for use in enhancing the individual’s quality of life while maintaining the individual’s financial eligibility for federal and state government benefits.
The elder law and special needs law practices are unique as may involve assisting a person whose health or mental condition requires special care, attention, and protection, and often, non-clients such as family members or other trusted persons may be involved, including those acting in a fiduciary capacity. Our elder law and special needs law attorneys assist our clients with the highest professional standards and ethics and are active members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) including the Massachusetts and New Hampshire chapters.