Elder Law“Elder Law” includes many areas of planning that are important to senior citizens. Although there are many services provided by an elder care attorney, of particular concern is paying for long-term care.

Passaro, Kahne, Taylor, DeFrancesco & Thompson Law Offices counsels individuals and families regarding these elder law matters, including estate and long-term care planning, assistance with Medicaid applications and planning for those with special needs and disabilities.

The elder law services we provide include the following:

  • Special Needs Planning
  • Trust Administration
  • Medicaid Planning
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • Preparing and filing Medicaid applications
  • Analyzing financial information and recommendations for spend down
  • Calculating the maximum spousal allowance for the spouse at home (“community spouse”)
  • Providing recommendations regarding transfer of assets (divestment)
  • Calculating the patient pay amount
  • Determining the penalty resulting from gifts made during the look-back period
  • Drafting durable and health care powers of attorney
  • Updating Wills and Trusts
  • Assisting with the annual Medicaid redetermination application
  • Drafting Supplemental Needs Trusts
  • Filing for guardianship and conservatorship


Whether you need legal assistance with running your business, purchasing or selling property, writing an estate plan or administering a trust, we can help you. Let’s set a time when we can talk.