Maryland Elder Law Lawyers
You want a long and happy life. We help you plan or it.
There is a good chance you will require long-term care as you age.
Whether planning ahead, or responding to crisis, we are here to help.
For over 20 years, we have been committed to serving Anne Arundel, Maryland and surrounding communities.
A Step Beyond
What our clients are saying
Greg Jimeno and his staff were delightful to work with and extremely competent and thorough. [We}heartily recommend Chesapeake Wills and Trust for anyone hoping to make their future secure.
G.C. – Client
We had a revocable trust drawn up. Greg Jimeno did an excellent job. Answered all of our questions thoroughly. Highly recommend Chesapeake Wills and Trusts.
C.C. – Client
C.A.K. – Client
Client names redacted for their privacy. Testimonials were submitted by clients to our online location and legal listings.
Find peace of mind knowing you are protected no matter what the future holds
Here’s how it works:
1. Hire Our Team
We review your assets and understand your wishes.
2. Customize Your Plan
You choose a plan that meets your needs whether you’re planning ahead or responding to a crisis.
We execute your plan so you can relax knowing everything is protected.
We help you prepare now so you can avoid crisis later.
Long-term care can be very expensive. While many senior adults will require long-term care as they age, few take the time to plan ahead for it. Our elder law attorneys use services like trusts, powers of attorney, and asset protection to help you or your elderly parents put a plan in place that helps you avoid crisis later.
Don’t wait until an unforeseen health crisis forces you or your loved one into nursing care. Make a plan now and have peace of mind knowing everything is taken care of later.
What happens when you don’t have a plan and have to move into a nursing home?
If you find yourself in a crisis where your loved one requires immediate nursing care and don’t have a plan in place, don’t worry. It’s not too late to protect their life savings.
Our Medicaid Crisis lawyers help you protect your loved one’s assets while ensuring they receive the care they need in a difficult time.
Maryland Elder Law Attorneys
We all have dreams of aging gracefully and living out our final days in our home, surrounded by loved ones. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Close to 3 in 4 senior adults over the age of 65 will require long-term nursing care as they age. Many without a plan in place to pay for it.
The elder law lawyers at Chesapeake Wills and Trusts help senior adults and their families both plan for future care or react when they find themselves in a health crisis and needing care.
Here is how we do it.
- First, hire our team. We will review your assets and understand your wishes.
- Second, get a customized plan that meets your needs whether you are planning ahead or reacting to a crisis.
- Last, we execute the plan on your behalf so you can relax knowing everything is taken care of.
So, call today and speak with a member of our elder law team. Find peace knowing your wishes are known and will be honored. You don’t have to go it alone and risk your home and life savings.
How we serve our clients in Anne Arundel County and all across Maryland
Planning for your own end of life, or a situation where due to disability you are unable to manage your assets, isn’t exactly comfortable. However, putting off planning can lead to more stress for your loved ones and unnecessary uncertainty around what happens to your estate.
Trusts are an estate planning tool we often use for asset protection, for providing a plan for the management of your assets upon your disability, and to help our clients’ families avoid the Maryland probate process.
A living will is a legal document that lays out what medical decisions you would like to be made in the event you are unable to communicate your wishes. This could include life-saving measures, pain management, organ donation, and more.
Whether your loved one has a clear estate plan, or no plan at all, the probate process adds unneeded stress to your life during a difficult time. Not knowing how the courts will distribute your family member’s assets can feel scary.
We believe everyone deserves the time they need to grieve the loss of a loved one and probate shouldn’t get in the way.
Learn more from our Maryland Probate Lawyers today.
A guardianship is the legal process used by the courts to appoint someone to make legal and financial decisions for people who cannot do it for themselves due to a physical or mental disability. If a guardian is appointed, the person subject to the guardianship loses the ability to make decisions for themselves for as long as they remain disabled.
Creditors may come after your home if you file for bankruptcy or if they win a lawsuit against you. If you believe this may be a possibility, we can help you put an asset protection plan in place that protects your family home. We can explain to you how an irrevocable asset protection trust works, and what this means for making future decisions about your property.
Last Will and Testament
A will, sometimes called a last will and testament, is a legal document that tells your family and the state your intentions for your assets after your death. We recommend all our clients draft a will. This is true no matter how small your estate or whether or not you use other estate planning tools to distribute your assets.
A common misconception after a loved one enters a nursing home is it’s too late to protect their assets and they’ll have to spend their life savings before they can apply for Medicaid assistance.
It's not too late! Our Medicaid Crisis Lawyers can help you protect your loved one’s assets and work to make them Medicaid eligible even after they enter a nursing home.
Powers of Attorney
A power of attorney grants another person the authority to make medical or financial decisions and act on your behalf. We create and use these legal documents for various purposes during the estate planning process, but the two most common are financial power of attorneys and health care power of attorneys.
Chesapeake Care Plan
Even the best-laid plans change. Laws are always being updated and changed. People move, get married, get divorced, have kids, and any number of other changes.
We created The Chesapeake Care Plan to keep your plan up-to-date so it will work as intended when you need it most. Better yet, by enrolling in the program, you’ll get a wide range of services at a fraction of the cost of what you would pay for them separately.
3 in 4 senior adults over the age of 65 will require long-term nursing care at some point in their life. Our Elder Law Lawyers offer estate planning, Medicaid crisis response, and other services to help senior adults plan ahead or respond to a crisis in health requiring nursing care.
The Chesapeake Promise
When working with our team, you can expect us to:
Treat you like our own family
Always explain the next steps
Keep you in the loop
Work for your best interests
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to a few common questions we hear from our clients.
How is Elder Law different from Estate Planning?
When should I contact an Elder Law Attorney?
How do I protect my assets before filing for Medicaid?
How do I set up adult guardianship for my disabled parent?
In order to establish a guardianship over an adult you must file a “Petition for Guardianship” in the county in which the person resides. The petition for guardianship must be accompanied by medical proof of disability. Once the petition for guardianship is filed, the person who is the subject to the guardianship, now referred to as an “alleged disabled person,” will have an attorney appointed for him or her. In the State of Maryland, a guardianship proceeding is adversarial, meaning that the alleged disabled person could contest the imposition of a guardianship and even demand that the determination of whether to appoint a guardian be brought before a jury.
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