Elder Law

Tresmond Law Firm provides compassionate legal services to older Americans and their families in Western New York. We have been in some situations with our family members that you may experience today. We are here because we want to help you.

Elder law is an umbrella term used to emphasize areas of law that affect the older Americans and the disabled.

Who are older Americans? Older Americans are our parents, our grandparents, our spouses, our siblings, and our neighbors. There are the people who invested in America by raising our families, and nurturing us and our children.nurturing us and our children. They are the veterans who paid for America's blessing with their own sweat and blood. They cared for us, now it is our turn to care for them and ensure that their quality of life, their finances, and their health care decision making is protected, because society owes at least that much to them.

Many older Americans can look forward to enjoying life years into the future thanks to progress in medicine and technology. With the benefits come a whole host of previously unanticipated issues. You or your loved one may find yourselves asking:

  • How can I plan to cover the additional costs of long term care?

  • Can Medicaid really take my family’s house?

  • What do I need to do to ensure that my healthcare decision making follows my wishes?

  • How can I plan my estate so that my property will be distributed according to my wishes in a way that minimizes my potential tax liability?

  • Do I qualify for certain Social Security or Veterans Benefits?

The same developments in medicine and technology that promise us a longer life have also helped older people stay in their careers longer. Sadly, some of these older Americans face age discrimination in the workplace. Many of them do not know that age discrimination is illegal and that the law provides a remedy for their harm.

Perhaps the most insidious issue evil facing older Americans is elder and nursing home abuse. Elder abuse is defined as the “abuse or neglect of persons aged 60 and older by a caregiver or another person in a relationship involving an expectation of trust. Elder abuse may involve financial, mental, or physical abuse. More than despicable and immoral, elder abuse is illegal. The law provides protection to those suffering from elder abuse. We are here to bring justice and restore the quality of life for those abused.

As we progress into the 21st century, we can expect to see constant development and change. Senior citizens can take heart that the law provides them with the security that they need. Preparing for future medical expenses, distribution of property, and minimizing the expenses necessary to ensure a person's quality of life requires the assistance of an experienced attorney.

There is no reason to fear the future when affirmative steps can be taken today to prepare for unforeseen contingencies. Your personal and medical decisions can be made in advance to ensure that your wishes are carried out, giving you and your loved ones peace of mind.

Our job is to provide you with that level or care and help you move forward to a better tomorrow. We will provide you with a free consultation, give your case a thorough analysis, and clearly explain your options. If your current situation makes it impossible to come to our offices, we can arrange an on-site visit with you are no cost.

We are dedicated to treating our clients the same way we would treat our family. Our commitment is to provide our clients with the highest quality legal services possible at an affordable rate. Compassion and your quality of life are our priority. We want to help you.