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.

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 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
  • Guardianships
  • Tax planning
  • Prenuptial agreements and advice for planning for second marriages
  • Probate of estates and trust administration

Jennifer L. VanderVeen 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).

As a Certified Elder Law attorney for Tuesley Hall Konopa, Jennifer counsels 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. In home, nursing home and evening appointments are available. All three of our locations shown below, provide free on-site parking, and are handicap accessible.