Zimmerman Law

Questions to Ask the Elder Law Attorney


    …as you consider Medicaid planning or other long-term care or estate issues:

Many attorneys prepare wills and trusts but few attorneys really understand the Medicaid system and how to plan for long-term care. Use this questionnaire to help you determine whether an attorney is qualified to help you and your family with Medicaid and long-term care situations, so you will feel more confident when working with these complex issues:

  1. Has the attorney been engaged in Medicaid and long-term care planning for at least five years?
  2. Does the attorney handle at least two Medicaid planning cases a month?
  3. Is the attorney a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)?
  4. Has the attorney completed at least five Medicaid applications?
  5. Does the attorney attend seminars regularly on Medicaid and long-term care issues?
  6. Will there be a paralegal or assistant who will be familiar with your situation in case the attorney is not immediately available?
  7. Will the attorney let you know up front how much my Medicaid planning will cost, including extras, so there will be no surprises?

Ina Kay Zimmerman can confidently provide a “yes” answer to all these questions. Contact the Zimmerman Law Office to begin addressing concerns about your own aging or issues with loved ones.