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As part of the estate planning process, we counsel clients on methods for the preservation and distribution of their assets, taking into consideration family dynamics as well as tax and probate laws. As clients age, the focus of estate planning includes issues such as retirement, loss of mental and physical capacity, guardianship, conservatorship, special needs trust, long-term care, and end-of-life decision making. We counsel our clients and their family members concerning the availability of government programs such as Medicaid and Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and other support programs. We are experienced at crafting a plan which will address the concerns of the older population to protect themselves and their assets and to allow them to maintain their independence while planning for future diminished mental or physical capacity. We draft documents such as powers of attorney and healthcare designation of patient advocate forms as well as trusts to accomplish these goals.