Elder Law Attorney in The Woodlands

Representing the Legal Concerns of Seniors & Their Families

Elder law is a broad but unique area of law. It covers the various legal concerns of seniors and their loved ones and includes everything from estate planning to legacy protection, drafting advanced healthcare directives, and providing for special needs. 

The Michels Firm assists senior clients and their families in all aspects of elder law. We offer personal attention and customized legal solutions based on decades of experience. No matter the legal challenge you are facing, Mr. Michels is ready to help. 

Call (281) 843-9723 or contact us online to request a free consultation. We serve clients throughout The Woodlands, Houston, and all of the surrounding areas.

What Is Elder Law? 

Elder law is a specialized area of legal practice that focuses on the unique needs and challenges faced by older adults. It encompasses a wide range of legal matters that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of aging individuals and their families.

Unlike other legal specialties, elder law takes into account the specific concerns and issues that elders face as they age. It addresses not only the legal aspects but also the social, financial, and healthcare considerations that come with aging.

What Elder Law Matters Does The Michels Firm Help With?

Mr. Michels has the knowledge and expertise to handle a variety of legal matters relevant to older adults. 

Some of these include:

  • Medicaid Planning: Medicaid is a government program that provides healthcare coverage for eligible low-income individuals. Mr. Michels can assist with planning and navigating the complex Medicaid rules to help seniors qualify for benefits while protecting their assets. Medicaid is NOT only for the financially destitute  – it is available to people who meet its qualifications. Mr. Michels has helped many people who would never believe they could qualify for Medicaid to obtain tens of thousands of dollars in Medicaid benefits.
  • Estate Planning: Mr. Michels helps seniors create comprehensive estate plans that include wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advanced healthcare directives. These legal documents help ensure that an individual's wishes are carried out and their assets are protected in the event of incapacity or death. We also encourage the use of specialized Property Deeds to allow seniors to avoid probate completely.
  • Long-Term Care Planning: Mr. Michels assists seniors and their families in planning for long-term care needs, including nursing home care, assisted living facilities, or in-home care.
  • Probate: When a loved one passes away, we can guide you and your family through the probate process. This involves validating the will, distributing assets, paying off debts, and resolving any disputes that may arise.

These examples highlight just a fraction of the legal matters that our team can handle. The importance of retaining the guidance of an experienced elder law attorney cannot be overstated, as aging individuals often face complex legal issues that require specific legal knowledge and skill.

Why Hire an Elder Law Attorney? 

Mr. Michels can ensure that your legal affairs are properly managed and that your rights are protected. He understands the unique challenges faced by seniors and can provide personalized advice and solutions. We help aging individuals maintain their dignity and independence while navigating the complexities of the legal system. We guide you through the various legal challenges that arise with aging. As your legal team, we will answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide the dedicated, one-on-one guidance you need throughout the legal process. 

Request a Free Consultation with Our Elder Law Attorney Today

We’re ready to discuss your legal needs during a free, no-obligation consultation. Call us today to schedule an appointment and free consultation. We have handled thousands of cases, helping countless clients navigate a wide variety of unique and complex legal concerns. The Michels Firm proudly offers big firm talent and small firm fees. 

Get in touch with us today at (281) 843-9723 or use the secure form here on our website to contact us for a complimentary consultation. 

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