Areas of Elder Law
There are several different areas of elder law practiced by our experienced Buffalo elder law attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer. If you want experienced lawyers providing sound legal services for the elderly in Western New York, then contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
Areas of Elder Law | Dedicated and Empathetic Attorneys
Legal problems that affect the elderly are rapidly growing. New York state and federal laws and regulations are becoming more complex. Actions taken by the elderly with regard to a single matter may have unintended legal effects.
We have a broad understanding of the laws that may have an impact on a given situation, to avoid future problems of the elderly that allows them and their staff to ignore the myths relating to aging and the competence of the elderly. We take into account and empathize with the true physical and mental difficulties that often accompany the aging process.
We understand the afflictions of the aging, which allows us to determine more easily the differences between the physical and mental disabilities of our clients. We are more aware of real life problems, health and otherwise, as persons age. We are tied into a system of social workers, psychologists and other elder care professionals who may be of assistance to you.
Areas of Elder Law | Services We Offer
Our Buffalo elder law attorneys encompass many different areas of elder law. Some of these include:
- Preservation/transfer of assets
- Seeking to avoid spousal impoverishment when a spouse enters a nursing home
- Medicare claims and appeals
- Social Security and disability claims and appeals
- Supplemental and long term health insurance issues
- Disability planning, including use of durable powers of attorney, living trusts, health care proxies and living wills, for financial management and health care decisions, and other means of delegating management and decision-making to another in case of incompetency or incapacity
- Estate planning, including planning for the management of one’s estate during life and its disposition on death through the use of trusts, wills and other planning documents
- Administration and management of trusts and estates
- Long-term care placements in nursing home and life care communities
- Nursing home issues including questions of patients’ rights and nursing home quality
- Elder abuse and fraud recovery cases
- Housing issues, including discrimination and home equity conversions
- Age discrimination in employment
- Retirement, including public and private retirement benefits, survivor; benefits and pension benefits
- Health law
- Mental health law
Friedman & Ranzenhofer provides caring, experienced and knowledgeable representation to elderly residents and their families throughout Western New York. Schedule a consultation with our dedicated Buffalo elder law attorneys today and let our experience work for you.