Question & Answer

We are located in downtown Kalamazoo, on the 4th floor of the Argos East building where Chase Bank and Discover Kalamazoo are also located. (Next to Subway and A-1 Printing) Click HERE for a map.

What does the "Q" in Q Elderlaw stand for?
The "Q" is used in place of Kelly's last name, Quardokus, because Q is much easier to pronounce than Quardokus!
How do you pronounce Quardokus?
Quar - like a "quarter"
do - as in cookie "dough"
kus - (cus) like to "swear"

To learn more about an initial consultation fee, please contact 
Maria Fales Mendez at 269-343-2227
. We look forward to hearing from you!


Do you only take seniors as clients?
Attorney Kelly Quardokus has the knowledge and skills to assist with Elder issues such as Long Term Care and Estate planning, but can additionally assist individuals of any age with Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estates, Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Government Benefits such as Medicaid and Veteran's Benefits*.
*Kelly is an accredited Attorney under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

What services do you offer?
  • Exploration and assistance with Medicaid and Veteran's low-income pension eligibility to assist with Long Term Care planning.
  • Estate Planning such as Powers of Attorney (POA), Patient Advocate Designation (PAD), Wills, and Trusts
  • Estate and Trust administration
  • Guardianship & Conservatorship
  • Estate Recovery concerns regarding Long Term Care Medicaid

What do your services cost?
Every client has a unique situation and billing will have to be discussed individually. To learn more about an initial consultation fee, please contact Maria Fales Mendez at 269-343-2227. We look forward to hearing from you!

What is the first step to take after losing a loved one?
Try this link, "After the Loss of a Loved One: A Guide to Legal and Emotional Concerns" , created by the Legal Hotline for Michigan Seniors to help you better understand the process.

What is Elder Law?
"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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