Joseph W. Lehn, Esq. of Lehn Law, P.A. offers compassionate and aggressive representation for your legal issue.
Let’s face it, life happens and the laws change daily. Having a trusted advocate like Joseph W. Lehn alongside you as you face some of life’s most difficult and painful decisions can bring you comfort and assurance that your legal rights are protected. At Lehn Law we take causes not just cases.
Elder Law is a legal term coined to cover an area of legal practice that places an emphasis on those issues that affect the growing aging population. It is an area of law that encompasses the creation of Wills and Trusts, Guardianship, Health Care Surrogates, Powers of Attorney, Medicaid Planning, VA Qualification and Application, and Elder Rights.
Our aging population has created a need for legal services that caters to issues involving seniors and their families. Joseph W. Lehn received his Masters of Law in Elder Law from Stetson University.
Estate Planning, Wills, and Trusts
Making decisions regarding end of life care and division of your property after your death is something that no one wants to think about. As we age, a properly drafted and executed Power of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate and Living Will are critical components to any Estate Plan.
Mr. Lehn and his associates understand this and give their clients the most sensitive and caring guidance to allow them to plan for the worst and to take care of their needs and that of their family.
Probate is the legal process to distribute a persons property after their death. Assets are inventoried, debts are satisfied, and any remaining property is distributed to beneficiaries. Probate involves the service of a Personal Representative appointed by the court to handle the Estate’s administration. Allow Lehn Law to take the burden of Probate off your shoulders, allowing you to spend this time with your family in honoring the memory of your loved one.
Lehn Law assists clients with formal administration, summary administration and ancillary administration of Probate Assets.
Medicaid/Asset Protection Planning
Medicaid is the safety net for most seniors when it comes to long term care. The Medicaid program is complex, technical, and varies from state to state. There are strict eligibility requirements and it is important to understand the asset and income test, the look back period and transfer penalty rules, as well as complex application process. Planning for Medicaid with a knowledgeable Elder Law attorney can protect both the applicant and applicants spouse assets while making them eligible to receive the care they need.
The Veterans Aid & Attendance Benefit (Pension) is available to veterans who need assistance in eating, dressing, bathing and other activities of daily living. It is also offered to the widow or widower of a veteran who needs such assistance. The benefit can be used to pay for home care and assisted living costs as well as care received in a skilled nursing facility. There are strict eligibility requirements, and having a knowledgeable legal professional assist you with the process will ensure you receive the maximum benefit allowed.
Bankruptcy, Debt Settlement, and Foreclosure Defense
Lehn Law, P.A. can:
- help you file Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy
- help you settle your debt
- keep your home from being foreclosed upon
His expertise of dealing with creditors and his knowledge of the debt and credit market will give you an edge in getting results that will allow you to stay in your home or get that fresh start on your finances.
The associates at Lehn Law, P.A. can give you the guidance and the information that you want and need to make the most well informed decision for you and your family.