Elder Care Planning and Law

Protecting the rights, dignity, and assets of the elderly.

old person's handsThe Buford elder law attorney Jordan Alford helps protect the rights, dignity and assets of the elderly throughout the state of Georgia, including all of the metro-Atlanta counties of Gwinnett, Fulton, Forsyth, Dekalb, and Cobb. Jordan Alford also regularly represents elderly clients and their loved ones in the probate courts of Hall, Jackson, Barrow, and Cherokee.

The elderly of our community are an under-served population that have legal needs particular to them. An elder law attorney knows that planning for our seniors includes having the right documents in place (Special Needs Trusts, Advance Directives for Health Care, Durable Powers of Attorney, Wills, and Asset Protection Trusts, to name a few). Our elder law attorney Jordan Alford also creates and implements strategies to navigate obstacles related to financing long-term care and other health care costs, such as Medicaid Planning and securing Veterans’ Benefits.

Although strategic planning can alleviate the burden upon family members when an individual ages, in Georgia it sometimes becomes incumbent upon loved ones to seek Guardianship and/or Conservatorship for their parents or grandparents when these individuals lose capacity to make and communicate reasonable decisions.  Capacity may be lost to physical ailments, such as the effects often caused by a stroke, or as a result of cognitive disabilities onset by dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or other neurodegenerative impairment.

Jordan Alford has extensive experience in representing clients in Guardianship and/or Conservatorship proceedings throughout the state of Georgia.  Sadly, there are times when the people seeking Guardianship and/or Conservatorship are doing it for the wrong reasons and the Law Firm of Jordan Alford is prepared to fight for their senior clients to make sure they will not be taken advantage of.  If the capacity of you or your loved one is in question, contact our Buford elder law attorney to discuss legal options and remedies.



Common Causes of Incapacity of the Elderly:

Stroke Dementia Alzheimer’s Cognitive Impairment