Elder Law

In light of relatively recent changes to both federal and state laws, it is increasingly important for individuals and families to plan ahead for their long term future. A Federal law change in 2006, adopted in Wisconsin as of 2009, rewards those who plan at least five years ahead of entering a nursing home or assisted living facility. Through advanced planning, Wokwicz Law Offices, LLC can help you protect your house, assets and wealth through the use of gifting techniques, life estates, and irrevocable trusts.

In a general sense, Elder Law includes Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Avoiding Probate, and advance health care directives such as Living Wills and Powers of Attorney for Health Care. Alternatively stated, we refer to Elder Law as planning and protecting assets and your wealth for the next generation instead of paying all or most of your assets and wealth to a nursing home or assisted living facility.

Helping generations of families in southeastern Wisconsin structure their finances, we are very familiar with the relevant Title 19 and Medical Assistant laws, as well as the unique local practices in Kenosha and Racine Counties including Family Care. We can review your situation to determine if you qualify for Title 19 and Medical Assistance. In a relaxed, comfortable and private environment, we can discuss the options and consequences available to you in the Kenosha and Racine area.

If you would like to plan for the future, and protect assets from a nursing home or assisted living facility, we invite you to contact us.