Northampton, PA Elder Law Attorney

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As of right now, Baby Boomers make up one-fifth of the U.S. population. With such a large number of people aged 65 and older, there is bound to be an influx of legal issues that need to be solved to help them find peace of mind as they move into their retirement years. These might be things like drafting a will, establishing a trust, planning for Medicaid, asset protection, end-of-life medical directives, and more. Each of these issues falls under the umbrella of elder law, which works to support and protect some of the most vulnerable members of our society. Our Northampton elder law attorney is dedicated to assisting those individuals and their family members as they plan for and protect the assets they have worked hard to build throughout their life. Call our firm today for a free consultation and to learn more about the variety of services we provide, such as:

Estate Planning

Making a plan for your estate could be one of the most important things you do for your family. Many estate plans include documents such as a will or trust. They each have their own qualities – as well as their own benefits and drawbacks. Our Northampton elder law attorney can explain your options thoroughly and help you decide which meets your needs and the goals you wish to accomplish for your family. 

Wills – A will is a legal document that allows you to detail who you would like to inherit your assets, possessions, or property. Many people think of this as a “who gets what”, which isn’t entirely wrong, but a will can encompass much more than that. There are several types of wills, such as a living will, joint will, last will and testament, or a pour-over will. 

Trusts – A trust is a legal entity that an individual creates and then transfers their assets into. They offer added security for those assets and can provide for the transfer to beneficiaries upon the creator’s death without probate. There are also various types of trusts, such as revocable, irrevocable, charitable, and special needs. 

Advance Medical Care Directives

These are legal instructions that outline your wishes for medical care in the event that you become incapacitated and are not able to express them. Many people include these in their estate plans, especially if they have concerns regarding a terminal illness or simply want to have their medical wishes honored at the end of their life. The most common advance directives are:

  • Power of Attorney
  • Do Not Resuscitate order (DNR)
  • Do Not Intubate order (DNI)
  • Do Not Hospitalize order (DNH)
  • Out-of-hospital DNR order
  • Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST)
  • Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (MOLST)

Medicaid Planning

Medicaid planning is an extremely complicated legal process which involves working with an attorney to protect your assets from being diluted by the costs of nursing home or other long-term care. Our Northampton elder law attorney can help shield your assets using tools such as trusts in order to ensure you qualify for Medicaid by passing the means test. With the outrageous costs of long-term care (the average bill for a year-long stay in an assisted living facility in Pennsylvania is nearly $43,000!), you’ll want to make sure that your assets aren’t depleted before you’re able to gift them to your loved ones. 

Trust An Experienced Northampton Elder Law Attorney

There are many legal issues that plague our senior citizens and their family members, and it isn’t the time to waste hours trying to sort through them yourself. At Daly Law Offices, we want to simplify the process and give you peace of mind when it comes to having your affairs in order. Whatever your need is, you can feel confident that you will receive assistance from an attorney who is knowledgeable, experienced, and compassionate. Call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can provide personalized services that meet your goals!

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Worked together on a relative’s Estate Planning. Very easy to work with and knowledgeable. So glad we chose Josh. Thank you.

Beth Macik

Josh we wanted to take a moment to thank you from the 3 of us from the bottom of our hearts. You are a gift and you have such a gift in what you do and they way you actually do it.
A total class act with the perfect personality for your profession. We can’t tell you enough how much we appreciate you and honestly thank so much. And it won’t be the last you see of us. Much Appreciation. The Stine/DiGiovanni family
*We highly recommend Joshua Daly for Elder Law, wills, etc. This is something that people don’t know what can happen when your parents pass away or what to do. Josh helps prevent as much as you legally can the home and assets being taken by elder care home and/or govt.
What a great experience on a subject people don’t like to talk about but is so important. Josh makes this process pleasant. We are recommending Josh to all our friend and family and friends. Everyone should get their ducks in a row. I am glad we met Josh & finally did this!
Thank you Josh

Stephanie DiGiovanni

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