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Gummer Elder Law Serves Seniors of Doylestown, PA

As we age, it becomes necessary to look to the future and think about how we can help our families navigate end-of-life decisions. Planning for the future requires grappling with complex legal requirements and making clear your decisions and wishes. Taking time to plan now, while you are healthy and able to do so, will ensure that the process is easier for you and your family.

Gummer Elder Law is here to help residents of Doylestown, and their families, tackle these difficult and complex issues. Depending on your particular circumstances, there are many different legal options to consider.

Wills - Doylestown, PA

You’ve worked your entire life to provide for your loved ones. Make sure that your family is taken care of in the future. A will lets you control the disposition of your assets after death. A will is essential to ensuring your wishes are carried out. Learn more about wills.

Doylestown Living Wills

Modern medicine has brought many life-extending medical treatments. However, this extension of life can involve the extensions of suffering. Make sure your wishes around this matter are known. A living will is a legal document with which you direct your doctor if you are in an end-stage medical condition or a state of permanent unconsciousness. Learn about living wills.

Powers of Attorney in Doylestown

If you become incapacitated or disabled without a power of attorney in place, the courts will be needed to appoint a guardian. A durable power of attorney allows you to appoint the individual who will manage your financial and medical affairs if you become disabled or incapacitated.

Trusts - Doylestown, PA

Depending on your needs, we can assist with many different types of trusts. Some can be used to provide tax savings while others are used to protect the assets of the beneficiary. Go here for more on trusts.

Doylestown Medicaid (Asset Protection) Planning

Nursing home costs are a huge concern for families. Most health insurance plans and Medicare provide only limited coverage for nursing home patients. Without long-term care insurance, the only option is often to pay for yourself until your assets are depleted and you are able to apply for Medicaid. This can be a complicated process and we can help. See more at Medicaid Planning.

Guardianships - Doylestown

If you become disabled or incapacitated without a power of attorney in place, then a guardian must be appointed by the court to care for you and manage your financial affairs. Upon appointment of a guardian, you lose certain legal rights to act on your own behalf, and the guardian will be empowered to act for you. It is possible to avoid this process with proper planning. If you have a loved one who is no longer able to manage important matters, we can help you through the guardianship process.

Probate and Estate Administration - Doylestown, PA

Probate is the process proving the validity of a decedents will. Estate administration is the managing of an estate. Gummer Elder Law can assist with both of these processes. Here's more on probate and estate administration.

Gummer Elder Law’s dedicated attorneys are devoted to helping residents of Doylestown, PA and their families plan for the future. We can help navigate the complexities of the legal system.

Our elder care law attorneys can assist in the creation of wills, living wills, powers of attorney, and trusts. We can also help with guardianship, Medicare (asset protection) planning, probate, estate administration, and nursing home and long term care matters.

About Doylestown

Our elder care law offices are conveniently located in Doylestown, PA and, are handicap accessible. Located 27 miles north of Philadelphia and 80 miles south of New York City, it is the county seat and home of James A. Michner. Based on the 2010 census, 25.4% of the borough population of 8,380 were 65 years of age or older. Doylestown Township had 17,565 residents in 2010 with 18.0% of them age 65 or greater. Contact us today to set up an appointment.