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Avon Park Elder Law Attorney

Many aging Americans are concerned about how they can qualify for Medicaid if they reach a state of needing long-term care in old age or after becoming disabled and lack sufficient resources of their own. Medicaid planning questions are just one of the various critical legal and financial matters that bring clients to the elder law firm of C. Parke Sutherland, P.A. We handle a wide range of elder law-related issues such as the following:

  • Estate planning (wills, living wills, powers of attorney, health care directives)
  • Probate and estate administration
  • Medicaid and Medicare matters
  • Private health insurance matters, including long-term care insurance claims
  • Long-term care issues: nursing home evaluation, contract review and nursing home injuries
  • Prenuptial agreements for older couples planning to marry

Many clients find a review of assets and a discussion of long-term goals to be useful in providing direction in the area of estate planning. What happens to a couple's finances when one must go into a nursing home and the other remains in the marital home? What about estate planning for couples in blended families? C. Parke Sutherland, P.A., is prepared to address these and other topics of interest to older people and people with disabled family members.

What Is Elder Law?

Note: The area of law known as "elder law" encompasses a great variety of legal issues. If your legal matter would be best handled by another law firm, we will frankly advise that you see another attorney, and will refer you to a trustworthy lawyer whose focus is in your area of concern. Many clients of C. Parke Sutherland, P.A., find our initial screening of their legal matters to be very useful, even when the end result is referral to another law firm.

Of Concern To Aging Individuals And Couples

Legalities associated with growing older or living with a disability are different by nature from the typical concerns of younger people. It is helpful for many senior citizens and their children to have access to a knowledgeable and caring Avon Park elder law lawyer such as Mr. Sutherland. At this law firm, we are pleased to help our clients resolve their legal matters in a personalized and welcoming manner. For clients who find travel to our law offices difficult, we offer on-site consultations at assisted living facilities and other locations that are convenient for many older people.

Also Concerning Disabled Younger Adults

Many of the issues of interest to older people may also apply to disabled younger adults. Special needs trusts, assisted living questions and guardianships are examples of legal matters handled by C. Parke Sutherland, P.A., on behalf of clients of all ages.

Sebring, Florida, Medicare And Medicaid Attorney

To schedule a consultation with an experienced and dedicated elder law or family law attorney in South Central Florida, send us an email or call us at 863-873-2239.

C. Parke Sutherland, P.A., in Avon Park, represents clients throughout South Central Florida, in area communities and counties including Sebring, Lake Placid, Frostproof, Spring Glade, Arcadia, Hardee County, Highlands County and Okeechobee County.


C. Parke Sutherland, P.A.
900 W. Main Street
Avon Park, FL 33825
Phone: 863-873-2239
Toll Free: 877-314-9687
Fax: 863-452-5200
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