Elder Care Planning and Law

Protecting the rights, dignity, and assets of the elderly.

old person's handsThe Suwanee elder law attorneys of Alford & Burkhart protect the rights, dignity and assets of the elderly throughout the state of Georgia, including all of the metro-Atlanta counties of Gwinnett, Fulton, Forsyth, Dekalb, and Cobb. Our attorneys also regularly represent elderly clients and their loved ones in the probate courts of Hall, Jackson, Barrow, and Cherokee.

The elderly of our community are an under-served population that have legal needs particular to them. An elder law attorney knows that planning for our seniors includes having the right documents in place (Special Needs Trusts, Advance Directives for Health Care, Durable Powers of Attorney, Wills, and Veterans Asset Protection Trusts, to name a few). Our elder law attorneys also create and implement strategies to navigate obstacles related to financing long-term care and other health care costs, such as Medicaid Planning and securing Veterans’ Benefits (VA Improved Pension).

Although strategic planning can alleviate burden upon family members when an individual ages, sometimes it becomes incumbent upon loved ones to seek Guardianship and/or Conservatorship for their parents or grandparents when these individuals lose capacity to make and communicate reasonable decisions.  Capacity may be lost to physical ailments, such as the effects often caused by a stroke, or as a result of cognitive disabilities onset by dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Jordan Alford and Kevin Burkhart have extensive experience in representing clients in Guardianship and/or Conservatorship proceedings throughout the state of Georgia.  Sadly, there are times when the people seeking Guardianship and/or Conservatorship are doing it for the wrong reasons and the elder law attorneys of Alford & Burkhart are prepared to fight for their senior clients to make sure they will not be taken advantage of.  If the capacity of you or your loved one is in question, contact our elder law attorneys to discuss legal options and remedies.

Common Causes of Incapacity of the Elderly:

Stroke Dementia Alzheimer’s Cognitive Impairment