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Elder Law

As we age, our legal needs change. That's why our Elder Law services focus on providing you with the best possible solutions for your unique situation. We have the resources and relationships required to help you navigate the complexities of Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts, Medicare, Durable Power of Attorney, and Living Trusts.

Elder law refers to a specialized area of legal practice that focuses on addressing the unique legal needs and concerns of older adults. It encompasses a wide range of legal issues that affect seniors, such as estate planning, long-term care planning, guardianship, Medicare and Medicaid planning, and elder abuse protection. The primary objective of elder law is to provide legal assistance and guidance to older individuals to ensure their rights are protected, their wishes are respected, and their quality of life is maintained.

 

As Elder Law Attorneys, we at Harwell & Plant work closely with our clients and their families to navigate the complex legal landscape associated with aging. We help seniors create comprehensive estate plans, including wills, trusts, and powers of attorney, to ensure their assets are distributed according to their wishes and to minimize tax implications. We also assist in planning for long-term care, which may involve exploring options such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or in-home care, while considering the financial implications and eligibility for government benefits like Medicaid. 

 

Overall, elder law aims to provide older individuals with the legal tools and protections they need to age with dignity, maintain control over their affairs, and receive the care and support they require in their later years. Don't wait until it's too late - contact us today to start planning for your future.

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Long-Term Care Planning

As the baby boomer generation continues to age and the population is living longer, the need for long-term care is greater now than ever before. Unfortunately many seniors are unprepared for the high costs associated with long-term care. With the average nursing home bill running over $90,000/year, many risk depleting their life savings in just a few short years.

As an increasing number of seniors are faced with this reality, they'll be searching for guidance and looking for someone to help protect their hard-earned assets. That's where we come in.

At Harwell & Plant, Long-Term Care Planning is a top priority. We believe every individual deserves the best legal advice, and that's what we're here to provide. With our personalized approach and expertise in Medicaid asset protection trusts, long-term care insurance, and Medicaid compliant annuity options, you can rest assured that you and your loved ones are in good hands.

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Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI) is the ultimate pre-planning tool. LTCI is an insurance contract that provides a monetary benefit to those experiencing a long-term care event. LTCI is available in either Traditional or Hybrid policies and covers a variety of facilities, including nursing homes and assisted living communities, as well as at-home care. It provides flexibility so that you can choose the type of long-term care you receive and where you receive it. In many cases, LTCI beneficiaries can remain independent for longer and delay a nursing home stay until absolutely necessary. It’s an ideal solution for those in need of care.

 

So, what’s the catch? Well, Long-Term Care Insurance must be purchased when the individual is healthy before they require long-term care. Unfortunately, many people fail to plan ahead. That’s why we highly recommend discussing Long-Term Care Insurance with our resident Long-Term Care Agent, J. P. Plant. Mr. Plant is licensed in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia to service both your Health and Life Insurance needs. Although our firm focuses heavily on Medicaid planning, we truly believe pre-planning is the best type of planning. Medicaid is a great resource for those in need, but LTCI will help you avoid unnecessary financial stress if you need long-term care in the future.

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Medicaid

At Harwell & Plant, we understand the complexities of financial qualification for Medicaid and are dedicated to helping our clients receive the benefits they need. With our guidance, you can be confident that you're receiving the best representation available. Let us help you navigate the often challenging process of Medicaid qualification.

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Estate Planning

Plan for the future with confidence by engaging our estate planning services. We provide tailored solutions to protect your assets and provide peace of mind for you and your family. With years of experience in estate planning, our team knows how to protect your future - get started today!

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Wills

With our legal support, creating a will has never been easier. We understand that estate planning can be a difficult and overwhelming process, which is why we’re here to provide compassionate guidance every step of the way. By working with us, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your affairs are in order.

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Elder Abuse

At Harwell & Plant we are committed to protecting the elderly from all forms of abuse. Our experienced attorneys will work tirelessly to get the justice you deserve. You can trust us to provide the legal support you need to take action and protect your loved ones.

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Trusts

Trusts are an essential tool for anyone looking to protect their assets and secure their legacy. At Harwell & Plant, we specialize in estate planning and can help you choose the right trust to meet your needs. With our expert advice, you can create a comprehensive plan for your future and ensure that your loved ones are taken care of.

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Durable Powers of Attorney | Advanced Directives | Living Wills

Don't let important decisions be left to chance. With our help, you can establish a Durable Power of Attorney that will give you decision-making authority, even if you become incapacitated. You can trust that we will handle your case with the utmost care and attention to detail to ensure a smooth process.

 

At Harwell & Plant, we provide expert legal advice and guidance when it comes to advanced directives and living wills. Our attorneys have extensive experience in this field and will work with you to ensure your medical treatment aligns with your wishes. Our goal is to provide support and peace of mind through the decision-making process, giving you the confidence to make the right choices for yourself and your loved ones.

Advanced Directives/Living Wills offer an opportunity to make wishes known about your health care and to determine what person(s) will be responsible for carrying out those directives. You may state your preferences concerning the type of care you receive, what types of medical care you do not wish to receive, and who you wish to act as your agent in carrying out those wishes. 

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Probate

Losing a loved one is never easy, and dealing with their estate can be overwhelming. That's where our experience in Probate law comes in. We'll work with you to ensure that your loved one's assets are distributed in accordance with their wishes and that the Probate process goes as smoothly as possible. With our legal expertise and compassionate approach, you can rest assured knowing your loved one's affairs are in good hands.

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Real Estate

When it comes to real estate law, you need an experienced attorney on your side. We offer expert legal advice and representation for property disputes, contract review, and any other real estate law matters you may encounter. With unique access to Title and Escrow of Lawrence County we can offer our clients unmatched assistance with real estate closings and title issues. Our goal is to guide you through the legal process and help you achieve the best possible outcome.

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Civil Litigation

If you’re in need of legal representation for Civil Litigation, look no further. Our experience in courtroom proceedings will ensure that you receive an effective and efficient legal process. We fight for your rights and will work closely with you to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

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Criminal Litigation

If you’re facing criminal charges, you need a strong defense that fights for your rights. With years of experience in criminal litigation, we have the expertise and knowledge needed to provide you with exceptional representation. Find peace of mind knowing that you’re working with passionate attorneys who will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected at every turn.

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Conservatorships

Conservatorships require knowledgeable and experienced attorneys to ensure that your loved one is properly taken care of. From filing the necessary paperwork to advocating for their rights, we're here to provide you with the support you need. We take a compassionate and measured approach in assisting you with your loved one in their time of need.

H&P Services

Long-Term Care Planning

Services

At Harwell & Plant we offer a variety of quality legal services predicated on half a century of 
service, experience, relationships and resources to its clients with emphasis in the following areas:
Long-Term Care Insurance
Medicaid
Estate Planning
Wills
Elder Abuse
Trusts
Powers of Attorney
Probate
Real Estate
Civil Litigation
Criminal Litigation
Conservatorships
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