Elder And Special Needs Law In Arizona

The umbrella term "elder law" encompasses many subjects that are not only of interest to the elderly. For example, we have many younger clients who are doing wills to ensure that their minor children are protected and that they have powers of attorney in place. Disabled adults also need particular types of planning.

The term "elder law" is appropriate for adults of any age for one simple reason: Sooner or later, most of us may have financial, care-related, and legal concerns related to physical or mental decline, and all of us will eventually die.

Focusing On Estate Planning, Special Needs Trusts, Long-Term Care Planning, Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Administration of Decedents' Estates and Trusts

The Law Office of Catherine Leas, P.C., in Sun City offers counsel, and representation, and legal services focusing on a wide range of elder law and special needs matters. We are well-prepared to advise and assist with legal topics including:

Estate Planning

Wills, revocable living trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives, deeds, and prenuptial agreements, and third-party special needs trusts, which are trusts established for a disabled beneficiary and funded by someone other than the beneficiary.

Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Other Protective Proceedings

Proceedings before the probate court to obtain decision-making authority for another person, for the establishment of a self-settled special needs trust, for the protection of a minor's funds, or to stop financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.

Long-Term Care Planning

Advice on obtaining eligibility for Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS), which is Arizona's version of the Medicaid program, and for the Veterans Aid & Attendance Pension.

Administration of a Decedent's Estate or Trust

Applications for appointment of personal representative and for probate of a will or an intestate estate, and assistance with administration of the estate, representation of a successor trustee in the administration of a decedent's trust.

We welcome inquiries from young, middle-aged or older people. Our clients of all ages are concerned about planning for their own or family members' future care needs. Our clients have included spouses and adult children making plans, arrangements and decisions for a loved one with special needs because of age or disability. Sometimes our clients are in line to receive inheritances or personal injury settlements. We can advise them how to manage assets to best advantage over a lifetime. We offer full-service elder law and special needs counsel and services.

We Welcome Your Inquiry

To schedule a consultation with a lawyer at the Law Office of Catherine Leas in Sun City, call 602-842-6903 or email the request through this website. Depending on what the consultation is about, there may be a charge for the initial appointment or consultation.