Senior Lifestyle Issues and Legal Matters in Palo Alto, CA
Your golden years allow you to relax, spend time with your family, and focus on your interests. However, it can be difficult to enjoy these activities if you have legal matters looming over your head. At the Law Office of Peter S. Stern, we can help you negotiate a host of senior lifestyle issues and legal matters in Palo Alto, CA. By handling your legal concerns, we help you enjoy this special time in your life.
Supporting Bay Area Seniors
The later phases of your life come with new legal issues to consider, but you don't need to go through it alone. For more than 25 years, we have helped seniors with their legal issues, including:
Wills & Trusts
Social Security Benefits
Medicare & Medicaid Coverage
Nursing Home & Assisted-Living Care
In-Home Medical Care
Powers of Attorney
Medical Directives & Living Wills
Nursing Home Negligence
Dedicated to Seniors' Healthcare Issues
Your health and quality of life depend upon access to good medical care. We help you maneuver through the frustrating red tape of Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance companies to ensure that you receive the medical care and medications you need. We address your concerns about your future medical care and guide you through difficult end-of-life decisions while remaining respectful of the familial, cultural, religious, and philosophical reasons for your personal choices. Additionally, we draft valid medical documents to make certain that your intentions are honored if the time comes when you are no longer able to make these decisions for yourself.
Guiding Seniors through Estate Planning
Often, one of the most pressing concerns facing seniors is the care and security of their families upon their death. After attentively listening to your wishes, we carefully analyze your estate and advise you on how to best transfer your assets, minimize estate taxes, establishing guardianship for minor children, support personal philanthropic causes, and even protect a beloved pet. We draft a will that reflects your desires, and we establish living trusts and other legal entities that are beneficial to your estate.
Protecting Seniors' Rights
Seniors are often the target of unscrupulous fraudsters and abusive caretakers. If you are the victim of a financial scam, nursing home negligence, or domestic violence, an elder law attorney can help. First, we ensure that you are in a safe place, and then we pursue all available legal means to safeguard your well-being and dignity.