Elder Law

Elder LawAs Americans live longer and the elderly population continues to grow, the area of practice known as Elder Law has become ever more important when dealing with the issues that affect the growing aging population. Leigh Hilton can help you keep more of your lifetime savings, protect the family home or farm, and make sure every worst-case scenario is accounted for in your planning or taking care of your loved ones. Leigh’s Elder Law practice includes helping people with the following:

Medicaid Planning

Why plan ahead for Medicaid? Even if you have great insurance, great retirement, and great trusts set aside, it never hurts to plan ahead for that “just in case” moment for yourself or even a loved one. Just in case there’s that one day you suddenly need Medicaid for yourself or a loved one, it’s definitely better to have a plan laid in place exactly for that reason.

Crisis Medicaid Planning

When Medicaid is suddenly needed, such as if a loved one abruptly needs long-term nursing home care, it’s considered to be “crisis” planning.

Miller Trusts/Qualified Income Trusts

These trusts are an essential part of Medicaid planning, as they lay the groundwork for future Medicaid applications if needed. These trusts can hold the amount of income that would prohibit eligibility for Medicaid benefits without Medicaid penalties.

Veteran’s Benefits Planning

Sadly, many veterans are not aware of their rightful benefits, and when they learn about them, it’s too late to act on them. By planning ahead of time, you or your loved ones will be prepared to claim your earned benefits when you need them.

End of life planning, including powers of attorney, physicians’ and medical directives

These are the vital estate planning documents that everyone should have, no matter how many or how little assets you have.

Supplemental/Special Needs Trusts

These trusts are strictly for the benefit of mentally ill and/or disabled beneficiaries.

Leigh Hilton is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Texas Chapter of the National Academy Elder Law Attorneys.

Leigh Hilton is an ACCREDITED ESTATE PLANNER® based in Denton and serving the DFW Metroplex. Areas of practice include:
Wills, Trusts & Estates | Elder Law | Probate Law | Estate Planning