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Jeff L. Lewin, Attorney at Law
25 W Second Street
Media, PA 19063

Phone: 610-565-4191
Fax: 610-565-4174
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Media Elder Law Attorney

In recent years, elder law has become a dynamic and fast-growing area of law. As an attorney dedicated to elder law,  estate planning and probate in Pennsylvania, I understand the myriad of concerns that come with growing older, including retirement benefits, health care provisions, nursing home financing, and the legal protection of the elderly when they become incapacitated. I provide comprehensive guidance in this still emerging legal field.

I am a member of the Delaware County Bar Association's Elder Law Committee, and I have been instrumental in the drafting and review of the estate planning chapter of the Delaware County Elder Law Handbook.

Delaware County Medicaid Planning Lawyer

Of critical interest to my clients is providing for the staggering cost of nursing home care while retaining the ability to provide a legacy to one's family and loved ones. In February 2006, new laws went into effect making it difficult to use gifting to lower your assets in order to become eligible for subsidized nursing home care. While gifting programs are still possible, they require more foresight, planning and the advice of an experienced attorney.

When you first meet with me to discuss your needs, I will carefully review your finances and your desires regarding assets you would like to pass to family members. I will then draw up a proposed plan based on your specific needs and options.

Annuities are another option that can be useful for Medicaid planning. Rather than spending money on nursing home care, you may be able to use annuities to convert your assets into income.

Financial Concerns, Personal Considerations

Looking beyond asset protection and other financial considerations, I consider the personal consequences of the transition for clients and their families. While I can advise you on the legal implications of your decisions, ultimately the choices are yours to make.

For an incapacitated person who can no longer make decisions about his or her personal and medical care, and who does not have an adequate power of attorney, I can I can assist in the appointment of a guardian for the protection of the person and their assets.

With assistance from a knowledgeable Media elder law lawyer, you can save yourself and your family members time, money and unnecessary stress. To schedule a consultation, call 610-565-4191 , or contact me online for a prompt response.