Serving Lake and Porter counties since 1983

Helping With The Intersection Of Elder Law And Estate Planning

Having an estate plan is crucial for every adult. Although it can seem daunting to approach the creation of these legal documents, a skilled attorney can help you. At Sterba & Swope, LLP, in Schererville, our lawyers work with clients to simplify the complex world of estate planning.

We also handle elder law, particularly when it intersects with estate planning and family law matters. Whether you are a senior citizen or the adult child of a senior citizen, we will explain your legal options and the steps you should take to plan for the future.

What Documents Should An Estate Plan Have?

Everyone has different needs when it comes to finances, family, medical care and other key issues. However, every good estate plan should have a few of the same documents. These can include:

  • A last will and testament
  • A living will
  • A health care proxy
  • A power of attorney
  • Medical directives

You may also wish to use trusts to preserve your wealth and pass certain assets to your beneficiaries. Our attorneys can sit down with you to discuss each of these tools. Then, we will create custom documents suited to your needs.

Elder Law Issues

Along with estate planning, elder law can take many different forms. We understand that each client has different needs and goals. These needs may include planning for incapacity, ensuring your wishes are met, and how to be able to afford long-term care, if that becomes necessary. Nursing home care is costly, and Medicare does not cover this cost. Proper planning, with the right tools, is essential and can ensure your wishes are met while you are living, as well as once you are gone.

Ask Us About Estate Planning, Elder Law Or Both

We look forward to sitting down with you to talk more about your needs and goals. Schedule an initial consultation with our lawyers at our Schererville office by calling 219-319-5239 or by using our online contact form.