Practice Areas

With 3 locations, we are a premier Elder Law firm serving clients in Highlands County, Polk County, and the surrounding area.

Contact us today to learn how we can help you and your family.

Estate Planning & Asset Protection

If you own something that you wish to pass on to someone else upon your death, you have an estate. 

That is why putting together an estate plan is so important. It allows you, while you are still living, to protect your family and ensure that your wishes are met in case of your incapacity and after your passing.

Planning for end-of-life can be uncomfortable and even frightening. If you postpone planning for these events until it is too late, however, you run the risk that your needs will not be met. Your loved ones may end up in a courtroom with strangers making decisions about you. That can be prevented with a proper estate plan.

A well-designed estate plan can bring great peace of mind to you and your family. 

That is why our team at Family Elder Law takes a holistic approach to estate planning. We never hand you a binder of legal documents that you don’t understand. 

During our first meeting, we will listen and learn about you, your needs, and your dreams. We analyze your personal and financial affairs so you can enjoy your retirement and protect the nest egg you spent your life building.

We might ask questions like:

During our time together, we will talk through different solutions with pros and cons of each, as well as pricing. At the end of our time together you will be able to make an informed decision about your planning options. 

Contact us at (863) 676-8432 to get started today.

Medicaid & Nursing Home Care
Elder Law

As people age, they eventually need help with their day to day affairs. The reality is, most seniors — 7 out of 10, statistically — will require some type of long-term care.

Nursing home care costs are astronomical and rise every year.

In 2021, the average cost for a nursing home in the Lakeland, Florida area was $9,224 per month (Source). With an average stay being about three years, that is $332,064.

Private in-home care is even more expensive, with 24-hour care costing $17,109 per month.

If your loved one suddenly became ill and the doctor told you that they need full-time care in a facility, what would you do?

Even after years of disciplined saving, nursing home bills or in-home care costs can drain a bank account in a matter of months.

It’s unfortunate that many seniors are paying for nursing home care out of pocket.  Most families don’t know that there are Medicaid and other programs in Florida to help pay for a loved one’s nursing home care.

Don’t let this happen to you and your family. Family Elder Law can help you navigate the complexities of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Medicaid, Veteran’s Benefits, and long term care insurance to put a plan together, even if your loved one is already in a nursing home.

Contact us at (863) 676-8432 to get started today

Probate & Estate Administration

When a loved one passes away, their estate may need to be settled in a court process called probate.

During estate administration and probate, a personal representative is appointed to handle administration of the estate. The personal representative is responsible for communicating with heirs, paying outstanding debts and taxes, and then distributing what is left to the beneficiaries.

While this sounds straightforward, it rarely goes as planned. Probate has a reputation as an extensive and costly process. Administering a loved one’s estate often involves disputes between beneficiaries, delays, and bureaucracy.

However, it doesn’t need to be that way for your loved one’s estate. With the help of our experienced probate attorneys, we can resolve these issues efficiently and amicably. 

Whether it’s deciding which creditor bills to pay, locating missing accounts, or helping families to come together in a time of need, we can help.

Our goal is to take care of your legal needs and also take care of you. We want you to feel confident that you’ll get the results you need.

Contact us at (863) 676-8432 to get started today.

Special Needs Protection & Planning

Special needs planning focuses on providing care for the needs of our loved ones with disabilities after we are gone.

Parents of children with special needs must make careful estate planning choices to coordinate all of the legal, financial, and special care needs of their children – both now and in the future.

Whether it is drafting a special needs trust that will protect his or her benefits, or protecting resources due to an injury, we work with you to understand your financial situation and gain an understanding of your priorities regarding the care of your loved one. 

Contact us at (863) 676-8432 to get started today.

Protect yourself & those you love

No matter where you are in life’s journey, we can help.

Whether you have a loved one already in a nursing home, need to update your estate plan, or are preparing for future long-term care needs, we are ready to assist you.

We have 3 convenient locations and are ready to serve the communities around Highlands County and Polk County, Florida.

Take your first step by contacting us today.

Lake Wales Office

122 East Tillman Avenue
Lake Wales, Florida 33853
(863) 676-8432

Sebring Office

245 US Hwy. 27 S.
Sebring, Florida 33870
(863) 676-8432

Lakeland Office

5908 Hillside Heights Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33812
(863) 676-8432

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