Elder Law

“A man who does not plan long ahead will find trouble right at his door.” —– Confucius

It’s Never Too Early. But It’s Not Too Late.

Elder Law and Life Care Planning Lawyers in Central Illinois

Elder law refers to all the legal matters relating to the “golden years” and beyond. Can you stay in your house with home health care? How will you pay for the nursing home? How can you legally transfer assets to your eventual heirs? How do you intervene to protect your elderly parents?

Huffman Law Offices, P.C., is an established estate planning practice with a special focus on elder law and life care planning. Our elder law team includes two attorneys and a registered nurse and elder care consultant on staff. We serve clients in the East Metro and surrounding counties of Illinois.

Free Initial Consultation • Toll-Free: 866-842-3430

Experienced Representation in Elder Law

We can advise on a wide range of matters for the elderly and their caretakers:

  • Life care — Managing your health care at different stages
  • Long-term care planning — Managing assets to qualify for Medicaid nursing home assistance
  • Guardianship — Asking the court to put you in charge of Mom or Dad’s financial affairs and health care
  • Estate planning — Establishing wills, trusts and powers of attorney
  • Wealth transfer — Strategies to preserve assets for beneficiaries

Life Care Planning by Licensed Professionals

Life care planning combines the legal aspects of long-term care planning and financing with the oversight of your actual healthcare. Is it viable to stay in your home, perhaps with home health aides? Can you make it in an assisted living facility until you need nursing home care? We can help you map out a plan to live as independently as possible at first, and assist in the transition to graduating levels of care.

Margaret Huffman is an RN and licensed physical therapist assistant with extensive experience in geriatric rehabilitation and home health care, and serves as our elder care consultant.

Preserve Your Remaining Options

Planning well in advance puts you in the best position. But we understand that the illnesses of old age (Alzheimer’s, cancer) strike some families earlier. Many of our clients are caring for parents who did not make arrangements. Many are aging baby boomers facing their own health issues and needing to make plans.

Whether you are looking ahead or need legal counsel to respond to more urgent needs, we’re here to help.

Huffman Law Offices, P.C.
Toll Free: 866-842-3430
Local: 618-344-9330
Fax: 618-344-9903

Our Convenient Locations:

Maryville
2225 N. Center Street
Maryville, IL 62062

Shiloh
1161 Fortune Blvd, Suite 200
Shiloh , IL 62269