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Elder Law Attorney Deltona, FL

The Law Firm of Landis, Graham & French is an experienced and trusted elder law attorney serving clients in Deltona, FL, with the best possible legal advice for their situation. Our attorneys assist clients with Medicaid planning, elder abuse claims, estate planning, and guardianship. As one of Central Florida’s oldest and most respected law firms, we have represented clients with distinction throughout Volusia County, FL, including Daytona Beach, DeLand, DeBary, Lake Helen, and Orange City for over 120 years.

Elder Abuse

In Florida, an individual is legally considered a senior citizen or elderly upon reaching the age of 60 years old (Florida Statute §825.101(4)). Therefore, in addition to causing physical harm, emotional or psychological abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of an individual legally classified as a senior citizen are considered elder abuse. A person convicted of elder abuse in Florida is punishable by up to 30 years in prison. If you, a relative, or a close friend believes they may be a victim of elder abuse, please call us at (386) 734-3451. We will discuss your legal rights and options for filing a civil or criminal action.

Medicaid Planning in Volusia County

How will you pay for your health care when you retire? Did you know that Medicare doesn’t cover long-term care? Unfortunately, many individuals don’t realize the limitations of Medicare until they qualify for benefits. While Medicare provides coverage for routine medical care, hospitalization, and short-term rehabilitative care, it doesn’t cover long-term care. On the other hand, Medicaid is a federal program that works at the state level to provide health care for individuals with limited resources. In addition, Medicaid provides long-term care, such as nursing home stays and personal home care services that Medicare doesn’t offer. However, Medicaid has strict eligibility requirements. With our Medicaid planning services, we can help structure your estate so that you can qualify for Medicaid benefits while remaining in your home.

Guardianship Attorney

If you are taking care of a loved one who is partially or wholly mentally capacitated, seeking the advice of a guardianship attorney can give you the legal authority to make the health, financial, and real estate decisions for the individual in your care per Florida laws.

Estate Planning

Estate planning is no longer just for the rich and famous. Anyone with children, heirs, beneficiaries, real estate, and other financial assets can benefit from Estate Planning. The sooner you start planning; the more options will be available. We can help you set up trusts, medical directives, wills, and other legal documents that will help protect your assets while ensuring your wishes are carried out upon your incapacitation or death. Estate planning keeps your will and assets private. It can also help reduce your tax liability and avoid a lengthy and costly probate process.

Visit our website or contact us at (386) 734-3451 to schedule a consultation with an experienced elder law attorney serving Deltona, FL, today!

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