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NY Elder Law Group provides legal assistance and guidance to seniors, their families, and caregivers, helping them navigate complex legal issues related to aging, estate planning, long-term care, Medicaid planning, and more.  

What Does A New York Elder Law Attorney Do?

A New York elder law attorney is able to provide skilled guidance to seniors and their families with issues related to aging, helping them develop strategies to protect their assets and plan for future needs.

At NY Elder Law Group, our legal team helps clients with the following:

  • Medicaid planning: NY Elder Law Group will help establish your Medicaid eligibility and help you develop a plan to protect your assets while ensuring access to Medicaid benefits if needed.
  • Estate planning: Estate planning includes the creation of wills, trusts, and powers of attorney. The purpose of estate planning is to ensure that your assets are distributed according to your wishes and that you are prepared for incapacity or end-of-life decisions.
  • Long-term care: Long-term care can be expensive, so we will help you explore options for paying for care, including Medicaid.
  • Trust Administration: Trusts can help seniors manage assets and ensure a smooth transition for beneficiaries. At Somekh & Associates, we can help guide you through establishing and administrating trusts, providing valuable insights into how to preserve and distribute your assets effectively. 
  • Probate Administration: When a loved one passes away, their estate might have to go through probate. Somekh & Associates will help you navigate the probate process and offer advice and support to ensure the deceased’s wishes are respected. 
  • Small Estates: Somekh & Associates can help you handle smaller estates and guide you through the legal procedures that ensure that no matter what’s in your estate, it’s settled with care and attention to detail. 

What Are The Benefits of Working With an Elder Law Attorney?  

An elder law attorney can help you with various long-term care planning options. Here are some ways our team of professionals can assist you: 

  • Specialized legal services: Elder law attorneys at firms like NY Elder Law Group provide specialized legal services that address a range of issues related to aging, including Medicaid Home Care and Medicaid Nursing Home assistance, estate planning, and more.
  • Assistance with Medicaid qualification: An elder law attorney can help arrange familial assets to qualify for Medicaid assistance, which is especially important for seniors who may need long-term care services.
  • Customized solutions: Working with an elder law firm allows seniors and their families to receive customized solutions that address their specific legal needs rather than relying on general legal advice that may not be applicable to their situation.
  • Collaboration with other professionals: Elder law attorneys often collaborate with other professionals, such as financial planners and social workers, to provide comprehensive support to seniors and their families.
  • Long-term relationships: By working with a law firm that specializes in elder law, seniors and their families can build long-term relationships with attorneys who can provide ongoing support as their legal needs change over time.

At NY Elder Law Group, we strive to provide you with the quality legal help you need to plan for long-term care and the things that go with it. Our goal is to provide you with resources and direction to plan for your future. 

Contact An Elder Law Attorney Today

If you are trying to make arrangements for your or your loved ones’ future, contact NY Elder Law Group. Our experienced legal team is ready to offer our support and guidance regarding your elder law needs. Contact us today for a free 15-minute consultation.

Elder Law FAQ 

When should I hire an elder law attorney?

You should consider hiring an elder law attorney when you or your loved ones are facing legal issues related to aging, long-term care, estate planning, or asset protection. 

How can an elder law attorney help me plan my estate to protect my beneficiaries?

An elder law attorney can help you plan your estate to protect your beneficiaries by creating a comprehensive estate plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.

What is long-term care planning?

Long-term planning care refers to planning for your future care needs, especially as you age. It includes various legal, financial, and healthcare planning options to ensure you can live comfortably and receive the care you need later. This can consist of creating a will or trust, setting up powers of attorney for healthcare and financial matters, purchasing long-term care insurance, exploring options for Medicaid planning and asset protection, and more.

What is the difference between nursing home care and at-home care?

Nursing home care and at-home care are two options for seniors who require assistance with their daily needs. Nursing homes provide 24/7 medical care and supervision in a communal living environment. At-home care involves hiring a caregiver to provide assistance with daily tasks in the senior's own home. The choice between the two options often depends on the senior's health condition, level of independence, and personal preference. While nursing homes can provide more comprehensive medical care and social interaction, at-home care allows seniors to maintain their independence and stay in the comfort of their own homes.

How do I apply for Medicaid?

Medicaid is a needs-based program, so you must meet certain income and asset requirements. NY Elder Law Group will help you understand the eligibility rules and determine if you meet the criteria. You will need to provide documentation of your income, assets, and other financial information to apply for Medicaid. This can include tax returns, bank statements, pay stubs, and more. You will need to provide all of the required documentation and complete the application accurately and completely. The Medicaid application process can take several weeks or even months, depending on your state and individual circumstances. You will receive a decision letter in the mail that will inform you of your Medicaid benefits or if you need to provide additional information. 


Lori and her team are excellent at what they do. The attention to detail, knowledge of state laws regarding real estate and elder law is top notch. You won't be disappointed.

N. E.

Great attorney who helped my husband hasan tremendously to close my case within 2 weeks. Highly recommended"

F. H.

I highly recommend Lori and her office, impeccable job, honest, she is very human , who listen and understands.I appreciate the very detailed invoice she gave to me where every dollar spent was explained transparent transaction

J. P.

I initially approached Lori Somekh based upon the fact that she was a fellow alumni from St. John's University. Knowing that the school has many excellent practicing attorneys was important for me, but one that specialized in elder care even more so. I wanted someone with the experience and expertise that could assist me in setting up Power of Attorney for my Grandparents. Lori did a great job. I would definitely recommend her to a friend and plan to use her services again.

T. L.

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If you are trying to plan your estate, are concerned for the welfare of a parent, or wondering about how to qualify for Medicaid, we can help. Contact NY Elder Law Group today to schedule a free 15-minute consultation. 
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