Elder Law

As we age, legal issues may arise as we face difficult challenges in our lives.  Whether you are concerned for your own future or for that of a loved one, Norelli Savage Law offers a variety of comprehensive elder law services to assist you through this transition. From nursing home care to qualifying for medical benefits to drafting powers of attorney, to filing guardianship proceedings, we will address each of your family’s needs to ensure that you or your family member is protected.

Because elder law issues can occur suddenly, we are available and accessible to our clients in the event of an emergency or if you simply need advice on an urgent basis. We can help you navigate the legal, financial and bureaucratic maze that often accompanies elder law matters, with the ultimate goal of keeping your loved one safe. For those who cannot travel, we offer house calls so that you can plan for your future regardless of your ability to get around. This option provides great peace of mind for family members who live out of town and are concerned about their loved ones’ ability to make these plans.

North Carolina Elder Law Issues

Older Americans are often confronted with a variety of issues that are unique to their circumstances. They may require long-term care, assistance with obtaining medical benefits such as Medicaid or Medicare, or to establish a plan for what may happen in the event that they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves.  

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At Norelli Savage Law, our experienced attorneys offer a number of North Carolina elder law services designed to address the issues that may arise during an individual’s later years. This includes legal documentation designed to protect assets or finances, including:

  • Living trusts
  • Beneficiary designations for retirement plans and life insurance
  • Qualified personal residence trusts
  • Qualified terminable interest property trusts
  • Gift tax returns (both federal and state)
  • General powers of attorney
  • Strategies for asset protection
  • Qualifications for medical benefit programs
  • Consideration of long-term care insurance
  • Wills
  • Medicaid qualification 
  • VA qualification and asset transfer 

Each of these services is designed to address a specific need, such as structuring your assets in a way that prevents your estate being drained to pay for long-term care or ensuring that your property is passed on to your preferred beneficiaries. By considering your total needs, we can develop a strategy to protect your overall financial well-being.

In addition, we offer services designed to assist you through the medical, emotional and practical aspects of aging.  These include:

  • Guardianships
  • Healthcare powers of attorney
  • Advance directives
  • HIPAA authorizations
  • Counsel for end-of-life issues
  • Recommendations for assisted living or nursing home facilities
  • Coordination of appropriate community services

In coordination with financial planning, these services can help make sure that you or your loved one gets proper care and obtains the necessary assistance through what can be a difficult period of life.  

Elder Law Attorneys in Charlotte, North Carolina

At Norelli Savage Law, we have more than sixty years of combined experience representing seniors and their families as they plan for life’s uncertainties.  To assist our clients, we offer house calls and emergency counsel on elder law issues.  If you require assistance with planning for the financial, medical or practical aspects of aging, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.