Tampa Elder Law Attorney | As we grow older, life becomes more complex. Over time – or maybe suddenly – Mom or Dad is having a hard time taking care of his or herself. How will you manage caring for them, and paying for it? A friend tells you a story about a family member in a car accident, and you realize you don’t have a plan in place in case you become incapacitated. When a family member dies, would you know what to do and how to handle their estate? You don’t have to know all the answers, you just need to consult with an experienced elder law attorney. 
What They Do
Elder law attorneys generally work in the areas of law pertaining to estate planning, Medicaid benefits, Veterans benefits, elder abuse issues and probate. 
Everyone should have documents in place in case of incapacity or death. Power of attorney, living wills, healthcare surrogate, wills and trusts are usually part of a package of documents that make up an estate plan. 
Seniors who need financial assistance with healthcare can turn to an elder law attorney for help in applying for Medicaid or Veterans benefits. There is a lot of misinformation about qualifying for these benefits. Don’t take the word of a friend or coworker who read something on the Internet. Call an elder attorney who deals with these scenarios every day. You may think you don’t qualify, but a skilled attorney can show you how you can become eligible for a monthly stipend from the government to help pay for healthcare.
Now and the Future
Today, you might just need an estate plan. It usually takes several minutes to fill out an information-gathering form, which the attorney can turn into a binder full of legal documents that leave a clear plan should you become incapacitated or die. It may be years later, but you may eventually be in a position to request government benefits, or maybe you are the personal representative of someone’s estate. That same attorney is likely able to help guide you.
The Law Office of Michelangelo Mortellaro works every day to ease the stress in families dealing with these issues. A phone call is all it takes to set up a free initial consultation. Our staff is ready to go to work for you.