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Elder Law

If you have concerns for yourself or a loved one, you can trust the Elder Law Attorneys at Rizzo & Diersen to take the time to listen, counsel and act with care and compassion. Contact any of our three convenient locations to arrange for a confidential consultation:

Advanced Planning is Essential

Although needs vary, one factor remains constant: every senior citizen can benefit from proper advanced legal planning. Our Elder Law lawyers are here to educate and guide you through the issues that will impact your future. Elder law involves all aspects of planning for aging, illness and incapacity. Ideally these issues should be addressed in advance of a crisis. Please email us with any questions.

Estate Planning and Asset Distribution

Proper estate planning and asset distribution before death can help the whole family. If this is done properly, an elderly person can receive the full value of Medicaid and Medicare benefits, and can also preserve assets for an estate to benefit children and future generations. Children of parents who are under home care, or in nursing homes or other assisted living arrangements, should make sure their parents are receiving all the benefits to which they are entitled. Visit our Estate Planning page to learn more.

Lifetime Planning

Our desire is to help you accomplish all of your lifetime planning goals. Advance directives, living wills and health care proxies are just a few of the tools available to provide for a secure future. When needed, we can work with your financial representatives to coordinate a plan to secure your future and the future of your loved ones. Contact us with any questions.

Power of Attorney and Guardians

If you have the responsibility of performing the duties of Power of Attorney or acting as a Guardian for an elderly parent, relative or friend, you’ll want the comfort of knowing that all legal and financial matters are in order. The Elder Law attorneys of Rizzo & Diersen are available to advise you on your responsibilities and review and update as needed. Contact us to set up an appointment at any of our three convenient locations.

The attorneys at Rizzo & Diersen will review these Elder Law areas with you and develop a personalized plan to meet your individual needs.

  • Health and personal care planning
  • Health care proxy
  • Powers of attorney and living wills
  • Advance directives
  • Living wills
  • Fiduciary (financial) representation
  • Financial planning
  • Income, estate, and gift tax matters
  • Formal and informal probate
  • Employment and retirement matters
  • Asset protection
  • Long term care for one or both spouses
  • Public benefits such as Medicaid and other insurance
  • Veterans’ benefits
  • Incapacity and guardianship
  • Resident rights in nursing homes
  • Planning for children with special needs
  • Grandparents’ rights

Contact us for a confidential consultation.