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The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls. Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails. An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.
Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs. Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible. It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.
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Our Aurora elder law & Medicaid planning attorneys are devoted to helping our clients succeed in their legal goals. At O'Flaherty Law Aurora, we understand that there are new issues to consider as old age approaches. For example, applying for medicaid can be a long and daunting process. Our experienced legal teams offer effective and responsive communication to ensure that your expectations are met and you understand the process. Through the use of transparent billing and client-focused legal sessions, your goals become our goals. Choose O'Flaherty Law Aurora for quality comprehensive legal coverage.
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In this video, our Aurora elder law & medicaid planning attorneys answer pivotal questions regarding Medicaid asset protection trusts (MAPT). At O'Flaherty Law Aurora, we understand that assisted living care can be extremely expensive. Fortunately, if you qualify for Medicaid, the government can foot the bill for this care. This video will answer what a MAPT is as well as how to establish it, its benefits, and its flaws.
In this video, our Aurora elder law & medicaid planning attorneys explain how to use life estates and irrevocable trusts to make yourself eligible for medical assistance without losing your assets. We will explain the 5 year look-back period and how it could disqualify individuals from Medicaid benefits. We will also examine the differences between life estate deeds and irrevocable trusts to help determine which is best from you.
In this video, our Aurora elder law & Medicaid planning attorneys lay out why having a lawyer when applying for medicaid will help avoid common mistakes that applicants make when completing the process independently. Questions we answer include, "Should I plan for nursing home assistance?", "Are my finances reviewed to determine Medicaid eligibility?", and "What happens if I need to appeal a Medicaid denial?".
It is important to understand the process of applying for Medicaid and we at O'Flaherty Law Aurora are devoted to ensuring the process is not only complete, but successful for you too.