If you or someone you care about is facing the challenges of aging there are options for managing and limiting the impact of these challenges. Whether you are pre-planning or in a crisis, we are prepared to provide a personal and integrated approach to your specific estate planning needs. We recognize that each client has unique circumstances and goals and that serving you well means more than simply applying the law to the facts.
We will work with you to evaluate the legal planning and documents that may be necessary to secure the quality of life for you and your family members. We offer a variety of services to meet the specific needs of clients, including:
- Trust and estate planning
- Planning for long term care financing, including asset protection planning for Medicaid eligibility
- Veteran’s Benefits for Assisted Living and Nursing Care
- Special needs planning for disabled individuals
- General durable powers of attorney
- Health care decision-making and Powers of Attorney
- Supported Decision-making: An Alternative to Guardianship (Indiana)
- Tax planning
- Prenuptial agreements and advice for planning for second marriages
- Probate of estates and trust administration
Prepare for your first appointment
The challenges of aging and long-term care can be intimidating for seniors and their families. An elder law attorney can help make this process less complicated and help alleviate some of the stress faced by the elderly and those who care for them at what can be an emotional and confusing time.
We are here guiding seniors and their families through the intricacies of the Medicare and Medicaid systems every day, so we know what questions you might have.
To help you prepare to meet with an Elder Law attorney we ask that you read the following documents.
- Preparing for Your First Meeting
- Explanation of Snapshot
- Medicare Gift/Loan Process
- New Client Welcome
You should also check our Elder Law Resources page for additional information on Eldercare and estate planning.
Jennifer L. VanderVeen (right) is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation and is accredited by the Veteran’s Administration to practice before the VA. She is a member of the Elder Law sections of both the Indiana and Michigan state bars and is a past chairperson of the Indiana Elder Law section and current member of the Board of Directors of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).
Kahlyn N. (Barcevic) Ashcraft (left) focuses her practice on assisting clients with estate planning, elder law, guardianships, special needs trusts, and estate administration. Kahlyn is a member of the Elder Law Section of the Indiana Bar and the Probate, Trust & Real Property Section.
THK Law Elder Law attorneys counsel clients in the areas of elder law, estate planning, estate taxation, gifting, special needs, trusts, guardianships, veteran’s benefits, Medicaid benefits, and probate.
Call 574.232.3538 for an appointment to discuss your estate planning needs. Virtual appointments are available. All three of our locations shown below, provide free on-site parking and are handicap accessible.
The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute an attorney-client relationship.