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Committed Florida Lawyer Helps Seniors and Their Families with Variety of Legal Concerns

Dedicated adviser skillfully counsels clients about issues affecting the elderly

As people get older, they face different challenges than they did in the past. As a Florida law firm focused on issues affecting the elderly, Colleen M. Duris, P.A. in Ocala assists seniors and their families with a variety of legal concerns associated with aging. We advise clients throughout Marion County about long-term care planning, obtaining healthcare benefits, ensuring their wishes on medical treatment are followed if the event of incapacitation and protecting their assets. Our caring attorney has more than two decades of experience helping seniors and their families address the legal concerns associated with growing older. You can rely on our firm to look out for your interests.

Knowledgeable attorney helps with health insurance and long-term care needs

There are numerous considerations involved in healthcare planning. Many families are worried about securing the insurance coverage necessary to fund medical and long-term nursing care. We advise seniors about the options that are available to them and explain key matters, such as the income requirements needed to qualify for Medicaid. Veterans and their spouses rely on use for useful guidance regarding the benefits they have earned. If you have questions about Medicare, Medigap Supplemental Insurance and/or private health insurance plans, we can answer them and explain how various types of coverage can work together. Once we learn about your unique situation, our attorney will help decide you to proceed and handle the application process.

Efficient law firm helps clients protect themselves in case of incapacity

None of us know what the future holds. Even if you are healthy now, medical problems could leave you unable to make your own decisions in the future. We prepare advance directives to help ensure that people’s wishes are carried out if they become incapacitated. An advance directive is a legal document that outlines the medical treatment you want at the end of life or in other situations when you’re not able to communicate your choices. You can also designate a healthcare surrogate, who is a person you trust to carry out your medical treatment wishes. Additionally, a durable power of attorney names a person who has the legal authority to act in your place for financial decisions and other matters. When we meet with you, we’ll answer all your questions regarding healthcare directives and powers of attorney.

Experienced counselor guides individuals in preparing estate plans

By making an estate plan, you can ensure your assets and property are distributed as you wish them to be after you’re gone. Our attorney drafts wills, advises clients about the advantages of transferring assets into trusts, develops tax minimization strategies and protects minor children and incapacitated adults through guardianships. Estate planning is important for every adult, no matter where they are in life. You can trust our firm to take your individual circumstances into account when guiding you through estate planning.

Contact a compassionate Ocala attorney for answers to your elder law questions

At Colleen M. Duris, P.A. in Ocala, our caring attorney has more than two decades of experience advising Florida clients in a wide variety of elder law issues. To schedule a consultation, call our firm at 352-547-5757 or contact us online.