Florida Medicaid Planning / Asset Protection Attorney

Are You or a Loved One Getting Older in Florida And Looking To Preserve Assets To Avoid Being Wiped Out By Astronomical Health Care Costs, Such As Nursing Homes and Assisted Living, Or Also To Prevent Your Life’s Work From Being Devastated By Lawsuits, Taxes, Creditors, or Life Issues While Maintaining Control & Fully Protecting Your Hard Earned Wealth?

We Can Help You With:

Medicaid Planning
Long-Term Care Insurance Leveraging
Alzheimer’s / Dementia Care Planning
Asset Protection
Incapacity Planning
Private Pay Planning Strategies

Why Plan NOW (And Not Tomorrow):

  • Gives you time to find alternatives to pay for care, so you can preserve hard‐earned assets
  • Allows you to keep all or most of your assets, rather than making avoidable payments for care
  • To leave your loved ones what you’ve worked a lifetime for
  • Makes the most of Medicaid’s safe harbor provisions
  • Medicaid eligibility is very complex and the rules change frequently. Even simple errors can result in a denial of benefits. We can take care of this for you.
  • Ensure you have control over your future care and certain other decisions

Why Choose Family First Firm?

  • Confidential Case Assessment – During your confidential assessment, we will listen to you and help you determine your next steps.
  • Office Visits Not Required – We offer Virtual Office Consultations, and Documentation and Signatures can be handled electronically as well.
  • Highly Reviewed & Rated – Superb 10.0 rating on respected legal site AVVO, 5-star rating, with over 200 reviews on Google. See some of our reviews below.
  • Focused Legal Practice - Our firm focuses on Elder Law, wills, estate planning, asset protection, long-term care plans, and closely related areas.
  • No Hidden Fees - Know the costs before starting (in most situations).
  • Experienced – In our over 10 years in business, we've helped hundreds of families protect their legacy and plan for their future.
  • Custom Plans and Solutions - You and your family are unique. That's why we don't use fill-in-the-blank form documents. Your plan is YOUR Plan. Together we create plans that best fulfill your dreams and goals.
  • Highly Responsive - We strive for “freaky fast” returned client calls. No going dark or waiting days to hear back.
  • Proactive Approach - We help clients to prevent legal problems and mistakes before they happen.
  • Client Education Focused - You'll get a clear & concise understanding of each step in the process.
  • We're Here For You Afterwards – After creating your plan, we periodically check in with you and keep you informed and can meet to review changes in your assets, situation, or wishes.

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Describe Your Situation,
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Call (833) 357-3646 or fill out the short form below. Available for you 24/7, we will usually respond within 1 business day but often do so the same day. Don’t hesitate, your questions are welcome.

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Secure your Future

At the Family First Firm, we have dedicated ourselves to protecting seniors and preserving their legacies. We can help you:

  • Save money on long-term care communities
  • Sort through complicated financial decisions related to your care
  • Navigate the complex Medicaid and Medicare laws to save you hundreds of thousands of dollars
  • Fulfill your wishes and protect your legacy for your family
  • Find excellent and trusted care providers
  • Make difficult healthcare decisions with confidence

Our team prides itself on working to protect our clients’ quality of life, independence, and peace of mind. We assist our clients in taking proactive measures to avoid challenging financial complications that long-term care and unexpected medical expenses can present.

When Should You Plan

There are two categories of Medicaid Planning. They are crisis planning and pre‐need planning.

Crisis Planning

This is for people facing an imminent need for long‐term care, whether it be Alzheimer’s, nursing home, or other care. Because of the intensive nature of legal work involved, this type of planning tends to be more expensive than pre‐need planning.

Pre-Need Medicaid Planning

The best way to plan for long‐term care is to do so well before the need arises. Beginning early enough allows you to take advantage of the five-year look‐back period, among other benefits.

Florida Has Some of the Most Expensive Options for Skilled Nursing Care

A semi-private room for skilled nursing care costs an average of over $100,000 per year.

1 in 3 Adults in the United States will be diagnosed with some form of Alzheimer’s.

1 in 5 Adults in the United States currently has assumed the role of an unpaid caregiver, and often, the caregiver passes before the person for whom he/she is caring. So preserving your assets is not just necessary for providing care for yourself but is crucial in protecting the health and well-being of your spouse or the family member caring for you.

Client Reviews – Family First Firm

Google Review | Medicaid & Elder Law Attorneys | Orlando, FL
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About Life Planning and Medicaid In Florida

Life planning encompasses many aspects of one’s life as one moves into the “2nd half” of their lifetime. Much of the focus ends up being financial and healthcare-related. It includes Medicaid eligibility and planning, Alzheimer’s / dementia, in-home care, nursing or assisted living homes, and other long-term care. For business owners, it typically includes a plan for whether the business will be passed on to the next generation or sold. Those with significant assets can plan to avoid or minimize estate taxes while protecting their assets through the right trust(s).

Medicaid offers more comprehensive long‐term care coverage than the Medicare program, and because long‐term care costs are so high, many middle-class seniors rely on Medicaid to pay for their care. A common misconception about Medicaid is that you must impoverish yourself and your family entirely before qualifying for long‐term care coverage. This is simply not true.

Actual Words Clients Have Used to Describe Us & Their Experience:

“I will recommend this firm to all my friends and clients,” “Family First Firm is top notch!,” “every single staff member is brilliant, kind, and caring,” “Geoff Hoatson is the real deal and treats his clients and colleagues with professionalism and compassion,” “The firm fosters a culture of respect and diligence combined with a fun and pleasant environment,” “extremely helpful and made a number of highly useful suggestions,” “I would absolutely refer my friends to this firm in the future,” “Family First has been my go to for any matters outside my scope of practice specifically elder law affairs,” “I’ve heard nothing but positive feedback from their experience with their services,” “Family First is dependable, responsive, professional and always willing to help even with the most complex cases,” “Family First is an Elder Law Firm we without any hesitation can certainly trust and refer our residents and family members,” “They, at all times, provide everlasting support to our Nursing Home Residents in an always understanding and supportive charisma,” “This group has been such a blessing to our family,” “very professional, knowledgeable, honest and above all caring throughout our journey,” “If you need assistance with Medicaid, call immediately,” “Family First Firm is THE BEST at Medicaid qualification, guardianship and all estate or financial planning for seniors!,” “I cannot praise them enough for what they do,” “professional, passionate, compassionate and knowledgeable,” “a great team of folks that really go above and beyond for their clients,” “Family First Firm and everyone who works there are totally outstanding,”

If these things are what you are looking for in a law firm, then contact us to see how we can help you and your family.

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Professional Associations

Avvo Rating 10.0 | Medicaid & Elder Law Attorneys | Orlando, FL2021 Honoree 500 | Medicaid & Elder Law Attorneys | Orlando, FLGoogle Review | Medicaid & Elder Law Attorneys | Orlando, FLBest Business of 2021 - ThreeBest Rated | Orlando, FL 32804Rising Stars Geoff Hoatson | Medicaid & Elder Law Attorneys | Orlando, FLRising Stars Jeanette Mora | Medicaid & Elder Law Attorneys | Orlando, FLThe Florida Bar | Medicaid & Elder Law Attorneys | Orlando, FLExpertise.com | Medicaid & Elder Law Attorneys | Orlando, FL

Our Location

With Virtual Consultations, we are able to help families throughout the state of Florida.

What To Do Now:

We welcome your questions and want to understand your situation to help you move forward and achieve the peace of mind that comes with everything done properly and efficiently. Don’t let everything you’ve worked for just slip away due to a lack of proper planning. Invest the time now to learn your options by speaking with us and making the choices that best protect your legacy and wishes. Call us for one-on-one assistance at (833) 357-3646 with your questions, a description of your situation, or to schedule a consultation. You may also simply fill out the form above on this page. Your form will be directly emailed to our office. You can expect a reply within 1 business day and often within hours the same day. All information is confidential.

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