Central Florida Elder Care
Proudly serving Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Volusia County, and the greater Central Florida area
How we can help you protect and preserve your legacy
Protect Your Home & Savings
Did you know that nearly 60% of Americans don’t have a Will or Trust? These people’s loved ones will face an exhausting, costly, and lengthy court process after their passing.
Planning for end-of-life can be uncomfortable and even frightening. A well designed Estate Plan can bring great peace of mind. With no plan in place, your loved ones could face serious financial challenges down the road.
Central Florida Elder Care estate planning attorneys in Ormond Beach go well beyond preparing standard forms. First, we learn about you, your situation, and goals. Once we have a complete picture of your situation, we will work with you to create an individualized plan that meets your financial goals and secures your family’s future.
At its core, an estate plan conveys your wishes on how your assets should be handled after you’re gone. However, the benefits of a quality estate plan go far beyond distribution of assets.
At Central Florida Elder Care, our plans keep your estate out of the lengthy probate process. We also protect your children’s inheritance from divorces, lawsuits and creditors.
Long Term Care Planning
7 out of 10 people will need some type of long term care. Nursing home care costs are astronomical, and rise every year.
In 2019, the average cost for a nursing home in Ormond Beach was $8,700 per month. (Source). Private in-home care is even more expensive, with 24-hour care costing $13,500 per month. The average senior needs care for about two years, costing $208,000 – $324,000.
Medicare does not cover nursing home care, except for limited stays after hospital admission of three days or more.
The costs for long term care will be the greatest threat to your home and finances. Even after years of disciplined saving, nursing home bills or in-home care costs can quickly deplete your bank account.
Our experienced elder law and estate planning attorneys can recommend legal strategies that will protect your nest egg while still qualifying you for important programs such as Medicaid and Veterans Benefits.
It’s never too late to protect your life’s work. When we sit down with you, we discuss your goals and look into the future to develop a complete plan that protects you for generations to come.
Benefits for Veterans and Surviving Spouses
The brave men and women that served our country will need some level of skilled care as they age. Often, they receive less care than they need purely as a result of cost.
As a Veteran, you are entitled to benefits for your service. These benefits can help the Veteran, and are also extended to the Veteran’s surviving spouse.
We can help Veterans obtain financial assistance for expensive long-term care costs, including the cost of in-home medical care or an assisted living facility. These benefits are known as VA Aid and Attendance.
Unfortunately, many times Veterans give up pursuing benefits because they were previously denied, or feel they will not qualify based on their income and assets. Don’t give up! We are here to walk beside you.
Our experienced VA-Accredited attorneys will analyze your situation and review the benefits that may be available to you.
Carrying Out Your Loved One’s Wishes
Probate is a court process whereby a deceased (decedent) person’s assets are gathered and distributed.
During this process, a personal representative is appointed to handle administration of the estate. The personal representative is responsible for paying the decedent’s debts, estate taxes, and then distributing what is left of the assets to the beneficiaries.
If you have a will, probate will involve proving that your will is legally valid and executing the will’s instructions. If you die without a will (intestate), the probate court will rely on the default laws under Florida Statutes to determine how to distribute your assets.
Administering a loved one’s estate sometimes involves disputes between beneficiaries.
With the help of our qualified estate administration attorneys, we can resolve these issues efficiently and amicably. Our goal is to take care of your legal needs and to also take care of you. We want to give you the peace of mind that you’ll get the results you need.
Failing to properly plan now can lead to heartache
and havoc for your loved ones down the road.