Elder Law

Comprehensive Elder Law Services

Elder law is a general term to encompass the many legal areas that touch the lives of the elderly. From Medicaid planning through estate planning and guardianships, elder law is a complicated practice area that requires an attorney with skill, creativity and a commitment to finding solutions that meet every client's unique needs.

The Law Office of Sharon C. Stodghill works with senior citizens and their families on all manner of issues related to health care, end-of-life issues and financial security. Clearly, every client is unique, so our attorneys create customized plans that meet the needs of each one.

Our attorneys have the extensive experience handling complex cases to protect the interests of the elderly and their families. We understand that every case is unique and will take a comprehensive approach to devise tailored solutions for clients in Houston, the Spring/Memorial areas, Sugar Land, or anywhere in Harris, Fort Bend or Montgomery counties of Texas.

Call us today at 713-464-6412 or contact us by e-mail for an initial consultation with an experienced elder law attorney.

Experienced elder law planning

Whether you are concerned with effectively planning so as to not jeopardize your rights to Medicaid and other government benefits, or you are interested in ensuring that your estate will not be unnecessarily taxed, we are here to give you the legal counsel you need and deserve. We are experienced in all aspects of elder law, including:

  • Medicaid planning
  • Estate planning
  • Planning for incapacity
  • Guardianships
  • Income tax benefits
  • Living wills
  • Wills and trusts
  • Revocable and irrevocable trusts
  • Special needs trusts
  • Powers of attorney
  • Advance health directives

Estate planning for the elderly

Creating an estate plan is an important step to protect your interests, your investments, and your loved ones. In addition to helping you create an estate plan, we can also advise and guide you in helping your parents or elderly loved ones create a plan to address their financial interests, medical care needs, and long-term care options.

Powers of attorney and guardianships

One important area of elder law is the creation of powers of attorney and guardianships for the elderly. If you are elderly and creating an estate plan, you can designate a power of attorney to handle your financial and medical concerns, should you become incapacitated or unable to make decisions for yourself. We can also help family members determine and assign powers of attorney or create a guardianship if their loved one has already become incapacitated.

For more information, please call our office at 713-464-6412 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation.