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"Rather than being defined by technical legal distinctions, Elder Law is defined by the client to be served. In other words, the lawyer who practices Elder Law may handle a range of issues but has a specific type of clients--seniors.
Elder Law attorneys focus on the legal needs of the elderly, and work with a variety of legal tools and techniques to meet the goals and objectives of the older client.
Under this holistic approach, the Elder Law practitioner handles general estate planning issues and counsels clients about planning for incapacity with alternative decision making documents. The attorney would also assist the client in planning for possible long-term care needs, including nursing home care. Locating the appropriate type of care, coordinating private and public resources to finance the cost of care, and working to ensure the client's right to quality care are all part of the Elder Law practice."
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Whatever your age or your needs, Q Elderlaw can help you explore the best options for your family.
Due to the current health care crisis impacting our community, state, and nation, Q Elderlaw will be temporarily closed for in person meetings with clients. We are doing our part as mandated by the State of Michigan to help keep our clients and our staff safe and healthy. The following temporary measures will be in place until further notice.
1) We are still accepting initial appointments for Long-Term Care concerns, Estate Planning, and Estate Administration but they will be scheduled as a conference call appointment only. We have the capacity of having many people on the call at once if you wish for family members/loved ones to be part of the initial conference call meeting.
2) If you are a current client or a new client, and there is a legal needs emergency, please leave us a detailed voicemail.
3) Current signing appointments for Estate Planning Documents are being rescheduled to late April/May. This will be reevaluated at a later date as conditions change.
4) If you do not have any estate planning documents (Patient Advocate Designation for health care decisions, Power of Attorney, Will, etc.) and there is an emergency situation, please let us know and we will work with you as best we can.
If you need assistance with immediate care needs in your home, please contact your local Area Agency on Aging. For Kalamazoo County please call 269-373-5173.
For Van Buren County, Cass County, and Berrien County: (269) 983-0177. For St. Joseph and Branch County: (517) 278-2538 and for Calhoun County and Barry County: (269) 966-2450.
Staff will be checking messages during this time.
Thank you for your patience and understanding - please stay safe and healthy.