Elder Law Attorneys Serving Overland Park, Kansas
As we age, preparing for the future gets more emotional and complex. Our elder law attorneys can help grant you a sense of peace about the road ahead. While you cannot predict what will happen in the future, you can get the necessary affairs in order. At Stern & Mauck, LLC, we work with older adults and their families to seek favorable solutions related to end-of-life care and asset management.
If you are starting to think about senior care or need help drafting an estate plan, it is crucial to collaborate with a knowledgeable elder law attorney. Our attorneys — Marion Stern and Adam C. Mauck — are committed to providing experienced legal guidance and advocacy in matters of senior care including healthcare, assisted living, and estate planning. We will help you understand your options and advise you on designing a plan that best suits your needs.
Our elder law attorneys at Stern & Mauck, LLC, are proud to serve clients throughout Overland Park, Kansas, and the surrounding areas. If you reside in or near Olathe, Leawood, Shawnee, or Johnson County, and are seeking legal assistance, schedule a free consultation with us today.
What is Elder Law?
Elder law is designed to help senior individuals prepare for financial freedom and autonomy. It can be defined as the practice of counseling and representing older adults and their families concerning the legal aspects of end-of-life and long-term care planning. Our experienced elder law attorneys offer a variety of legal services, and we are committed to protecting our clients throughout every season of life. For immediate assistance, reach out now.
Elder Law vs. Estate Planning
Both elder law and estate planning involve making long-term plans. However, elder law matters revolve more around your future care, while estate planning focuses on the future of your possessions and your beneficiaries. Our attorneys at Stern & Mauck deliver comprehensive representation in both areas. Through our estate planning practice, we can help you with the following matters:
Drafting a detailed estate plan
Reviewing and revising wills
Navigating the probate or trust administration processes
Litigating any trust or estate disputes involving asset distribution, contested guardianships, or other conflicts
Broadly speaking, guardianship is the process where a person seeks an appointment through the court to be another's legal representative in the event of incapacitation.
Guardianship is an especially important long-term planning tool because it protects those unable to care for their financial or physical health. Say an illness or an injury from an accident causes you to be unable to make sensible decisions — if this were to happen, you would want to be prepared, with your desired guardian named in the proper documentation. Leaving the issue of naming your guardian completely up to the court can only put you and your finances at higher risk of exploitation. But, having a trusted guardian to oversee decisions regarding legal matters, healthcare, and financial issues can add a layer of protection for seniors and their loved ones.
Rely on our elder law attorneys to help you and your loved ones navigate the guardianship process. Reach out to our firm in Olathe, Kansas, to learn more.
Approachable Attorneys Are Here to Help
At Stern & Mauck, LLC, personable service is a pillar of our practice. We see every case as an individual entity, and always strive to build lasting solutions and relationships with our clients. Our elder law attorneys work hard so that complex legal processes feel simple and approachable for the seniors and families we serve. We will provide reliable counsel backed by years of experience, and sound advice catered to your unique needs.
Our aim is to instill in you a sense of peace about the future, so you and your loved ones can focus on enjoying the present. Experience the difference our estate planning and elder law attorneys can make in your life by obtaining our support today. Reach out now to request your free initial consultation.