Davenport Lawyers Handling Complex Elder Law Matters

At the law firm of Schnell & Hancock, P.C., our Davenport and Rock Island attorneys understand the needs seniors face as they age. These challenges should not be faced alone. We offer more than 40 years of combined experience to help seniors and their loved ones effectively navigate the challenges of diminished capacity, nursing home care and many other elder law issues. Our firm is dedicated to helping seniors and their loved ones manage these challenges.

Experienced Representation Focused On Elder Law Issues

Preparing for all potential scenarios is a key element of effective elder law representation. For seniors who want the necessary building blocks to ensure protections as they age, securing experienced elder law representation is a necessity.

Our firm can help with many of the issues seniors and their loved ones face, including:

Incapacity — While no one wants to consider the possibility of suffering from diminished capacity, taking action now to prepare for future incapacity can provide real peace of mind. Financial powers of attorney (also known as property or durable powers of attorney) allow you to choose someone to look after your finances. Health care powers of attorney allow you to designate someone to make health care decisions for you. Wills and trusts can allow you to provide for your loved ones during and after your lifetime.

Medicaid and nursing home assistance Given the high cost of nursing home care, it can be critical that you take measures in advance to ensure that you are able to take the greatest advantage of the nursing home benefits provided through Medicaid. This may include setting up Miller trusts as well as ensuring that your assets and income meet the guidelines through permissible transfers or by spending down assets.

Guardianships When a family member becomes incapacitated for any reason, a guardian can be appointed through the court to assume legal responsibility for an incapacitated person's physical care and/or financial matters.

We offer in-home appointments, upon request, for those clients who are unable to travel to our office due to health or mobility issues.

For Help With Medicaid Planning, Establishing Powers of Attorney and Other Elder Law Issues, Contact Our Attorneys

Effective elder law representation can help ensure that your senior loved ones' needs are met. To schedule an initial consultation with one of our lawyers at Schnell & Hancock, P.C., call 563-359-7112 or contact us online. From our Scott County offices, we provide legal representation throughout eastern Iowa and western Illinois.