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Bucks County, PA

Elder Law in Bucks County, PA

Accredited by the National Elder Law Foundation and approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, E. Garrett Gummer, III is a certified elder law attorney (CELA) practicing elder law in Bucks County, PA. We’ve used a holistic approach to help seniors and their families plan for the future for over 30 years. Much like a specialist physician, we have highly specific knowledge and expertise to understand elder care legal issues more than a general practice attorney.

Practice areas of Elder Law in Bucks County, PA

As your advocate, we are skilled in all elder law practice areas, including:

  •  Probate and Estate Administration
  •  Wills
  •  Power of attorney
  •  Living wills
  •  Trusts
  •  Guardianships
  •  Medicaid planning/asset protection 

Probate and Estate Administration

Probate refers to the process courts use to validate a will and ensure a deceased person’s assets are handled according to their wishes. Our probate arm of elder law in Bucks County, PA can assist you in navigating the probate and administration process, helping to smooth the proceedings and ease your burden. We’ll be there to represent your and your loved one’s best interests and answer questions during this often-challenging experience.

Visit our probate page to learn more about this area of our elder law practice in Bucks County, PA.

Wills

Preparing a will allows you to control the distribution of your assets after death. These assets include a home, automobile, possessions, a bank account, and other assets, all of which make up your estate. Our elder law firm in Bucks County, PA can help you prepare a will that covers the disposition of your assets and the appointment of an executor to administer your estate. 

Visit our wills page to learn more about this branch of our elder law practice in Bucks County, PA.

Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is a document in which you appoint an agent to oversee your financial and medical affairs should you become disabled or incapacitated. Without a power of attorney, the court will have to appoint a guardian on your behalf. Our elder law practice in Bucks County, PA can assist you in preparing your power of attorney to preclude court involvement in your affairs in the event of your disability or incapacitation. 

Visit our power of attorney page to learn more about this area  of our elder law practice in Bucks County, PA.

Living Wills

A living will is a legal document in which you direct  your doctor to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment that prolongs your dying process if you are in an end-stage medical condition or state of permanent unconsciousness. You  can also designate a  surrogate to make medical decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. With decades of experience in this area of elder law in Bucks County, PA, we can help you prepare a living will that represents your wishes.

Visit our living wills page to learn more about this area of our elder law  practice in Bucks County, PA.

Trusts

Trusts are another area of our elder law practice in Bucks County, PA. As an important estate planning tool, trusts can help you manage your assets if you become disabled or die by appointing your trustee.  There are many different types of trusts available depending on your specific needs, such as credit shelter or bypass, special needs, and revocable living trusts, which many people use for tax savings or to protect the beneficiary’s assets. Our elder law practice can assist you in creating the specific trust for your needs.

Visit our trusts page to learn more about this area of our elder law in Bucks County, PA.

Guardianships

A guardian may have to be appointed for you if you have no power of attorney in place.   A designated guardian makes decisions on your behalf about housing, financial matters,  training, medical care, and security. We help families with loved ones who  do not have a power of attorney to navigate the guardianship process. We can also help you plan to avoid the guardianship process.

Visit our guardianships page to learn more about this area of our elder law in Bucks County, PA.

Medicaid Planning / Asset Protection 

Medicaid is a federal and state program that provides medical and nursing care to people who cannot afford it. In this practice area of elder law in Bucks County, PA, we can help you navigate the complexities of  the Medicaid planning process  to ensure you do not have to lose all of your life’s savings to pay for nursing home care.

Visit our Medicaid/asset protection planning page to learn more about this area of our elder law practice in Bucks County, PA.

6 Signs Elder Law in Bucks County, PA is right for you

If you can identify with any of the following statements, then our elder law practice in Bucks County, PA can help.

  1. You have procrastinated in preparing your estate planning documents, including your Will, Financial Power of Attorney and Healthcare Power of Attorney.
  2. You are planning on adding a child as an owner of your home.
  3. You are planning to give gifts (money or real estate) to your children or other individuals.
  4. You or a loved one may require admission to an assisted living facility or nursing home 
  5. Home care costs might become overwhelming for your family
  6. You, your parents, or your spouse are less able to manage financial affairs on their own

An experienced elder law attorney can help you and your family navigate sensitive financial and healthcare matters. Contact us for elder law in Bucks County, PA today.

Why Choose Us for Elder Law in Bucks County, PA

As a qualified elder law attorney, E. Garrett Gummer, III is among the few Pennsylvania lawyers having earned a special certification as a certified elder law attorney, or CELA. This designation certifies and validates our experience, competency, and ethics in practicing elder law in Bucks County, PA. 

  • Certified elder law attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation and approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • 30 years of experience in elder law in Bucks County, PA
  • Skilled in all elder law practice areas, including willspowers of attorneyMedicaid planningguardianships, and long-term care matters
  • Dedicated, compassionate, and knowledgeable

Do you need elder law in Bucks County, PA?  Contact us to request an appointment