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    Atty Sholder was very helpful and patient as he assisted my elderly, almost deaf mother with putting together her will and other important papers. He was thorough and articulate and made us both very comfortable with the process.

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Assertive Pennsylvania Elder Law Attorney Fights for Seniors

Accomplished lawyer advises clients in the Williamsport area on the financial and healthcare issues affecting them

As you grow older, your interests and goals change. If you are retired, you want to ensure you have the financial means to meet your current and future needs, which may involve downsizing, moving to assisted living or getting skilled nursing care. Careful planning can help you to anticipate the costs and be prepared for them. At Raup & Sholder, P.C., as an experienced elder law attorney, I understand how to address the singular challenges exclusive to seniors. I provide knowledgeable advice and determined advocacy to help seniors and their families in the Williamsport area and throughout Pennsylvania deal with the realities of aging.

Pennsylvania attorney asserts your rights in a range of elder law issues

There are a host of issues that seniors and their families must deal with. At Raup & Sholder, P.C., I provide skilled guidance for older clients in the community and region in a wide range of matters that affect them specifically, including:

  • Wills and trusts
  • Tax issues
  • Social Security benefits
  • Medicare and Medicaid coverage
  • Nursing home and assisted living care
  • In-home medical care
  • Powers of attorney
  • Medical directives and living wills
  • Elder abuse
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse
  • Age discrimination

My firm offers comprehensive advice for clients who need legal assistance with any of these concerns. You can count on me to be a tireless advocate who will uphold your rights and respect your dignity. I am especially committed to fighting for vulnerable seniors who have been victimized by abuse or neglect and those who have fallen victim to financial scams. I will seek justice on your behalf.

Determined elder law advocate advises on healthcare protections

Access to affordable medical care is essential to your health and quality of life as you age. I assist clients in Medicare and Medicaid planning so that they will be eligible for skilled and long-term care in the event they need it. I help seniors and their families to navigate these government programs so that they have access to the medical treatments, diagnostic tests and medications available to them. My firm can also assist with setting up trusts so that funds will be available when needed while protecting clients' assets and limiting their tax liability.

Skilled counselor assists with comprehensive estate planning

I can advise you on the most successful ways to achieve your estate planning goals. Through meticulous analysis, I guide you on how best to transfer your assets, minimize estate taxes, establish guardianship for minor children, support personal philanthropic causes and even protect a beloved pet. I can draft a will that reflects your desires and establish living trusts and other legal instruments beneficial to your estate. I can also help you plan your future medical care and make crucial end-of-life decisions by drafting legally valid advance directives. These documents ensure your intentions will be honored if you become unable to communicate them yourself.

Knowledgeable adviser helps seniors to maintain financial independence

Most of us look forward to the time when we no longer need to work. While retirement ideally affords people the opportunity to enjoy family, travel and hobbies, it requires careful planning. Living on a fixed income can create financial stress for seniors, and age-related illnesses can affect the independence they wish to maintain. I can help you organize your affairs and plan for your retirement so you have the ability to live as you wish for as long as possible. If you choose to continue working, I am also prepared to assert your rights in the workplace should you face age discrimination.

Contact an assertive Pennsylvania elder law attorney for committed support

Raup & Sholder, P.C. represents seniors and their families throughout Pennsylvania in a wide range of elder law issues. To learn how I can help, call me at 570-321-0709 or contact me online to schedule a Free consultation at my Williamsport office.