Elder Law, Probate Attorney and Estate Planning Lawyer in Palm Coast and Flagler County, Florida

The Coleman Elder Law and Estate Planning Center
Elder Law - Medicaid Planning - Estate Planning - Wills - Trusts - Probate- Power of Attorney
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 10161 Centurion Parkway N., Suite 310
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
(904) 448-1969

Jacksonville Probate Attorneys, Elder Law and Estate Planning Lawyers

The Coleman Elder Law and Estate Planning Center, with offices in Jacksonville, provides estate planning, wills and trusts, probate and trust administration, Medicaid planning, asset protection, and elder law legal services to Duval, Nassau, Clay, St. Johns, and Flagler Counties in Northeast Florida region.  If you need a probate lawyer in Florida, please call toll free at 866-510-9099. Our experienced probate attorney will gladly assist you.

Our experienced Florida elder law, estate planning attorney and probate lawyer will assist you with the issues associated with planning your Florida estate to achieve your desired results, including the transfer of your property and assets to your loved ones in an efficient manner, at the least possible cost in time, expense and professional fees, while helping you preserve your assets from creditor claims or the cost of long term care.  We will also assist you with the administration of your loved one's probate estate or trust administration efficiently and cost effectively, and will show you how to file probate in Florida. If you need a Florida probate lawyer in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, or Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, please call The Coleman Law Firm toll free at 866-510-9099.

Our services include assisting families obtain Medicaid eligibility for their elder family members who may need our assistance to qualify for Medicaid benefits to pay for skilled nursing home or assisted living care.  If you have a family member who is in an assisted living or skilled nursing facility, we may be able to help your family preserve assets from nursing home spend down.  To obtain our assistance with Medicaid planning, please call our elder law attorney toll free at 1-866-510-9099.

We can also assist you and your family members with navigating the new processes associated with managed care program that now governs nursing home care that is provided through the Institutional Care Program (long term care) that has been implemented by the State of Florida.

If the only requirement you or your loved one has for Medicaid eligibility is a qualified income trust (sometimes called a Miller Trust) because your income is too high for eligibility for Medicaid benefits, you can prepare a qualified income trust online, within 48 hours or less, at www.qualifiedincometrust.com. Alternatively, if you prefer, we can meet with you personally to discuss the design, proper signing, funding and implementation of a qualified income trust or Miller trust.

We have provided information on this website including the (1) use of Advance Directives and the important part such documents plan in a properly structured estate plan; (2) the Florida law of wills and trusts that form an integral part of the estate planning process in Florida; and (3) the basics of Medicaid planning to allow your family members and loved ones to legally qualify for Medicaid benefits in Florida while preserving significant assets for a spouse who is left at home to deal with the financial stress of the cost of skilled nursing home care, to otherwise provide some financial security for the nursing home resident, and other elder law services. You can find more information about Florida probate law, Florida trust law, Florida guardianship law, the use of a durable power of attorney, Veterans benefits, special needs trusts, and many other issues of concern for families in preparing for and dealing with legal issues involving the elderly, at our main website at the Coleman Law Firm, and at our blog: The Florida Asset Protection and Estate Planning Blog.

What Is An Elder Law Attorney? 

Why Should I Hire an Elder Law Attorney?

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A Florida elder law attorney is a lawyer who deals with elder law legal issues that impact elderly clients, including Medicaid planning in Florida:

  • Resident rights in long-term care facilities and nursing home claims;
  • Employment and retirement matters, age or disability discrimination, and grandparents' rights.
  • Wills and trusts planning, planning for minor or adult special needs children, and probate;
  • Life care planning- planning for all aspects of aging, illness, and incapacity. The specialization requires a practitioner to be particularly sensitive to the Florida legal issues impacting elder clients, their rights and benefits.


What is Elder Law?

For example, when planning an estate, your Florida elder law attorney will take into consideration the health of the person or couple, the potential for nursing home care, whether Medicaid benefits will be available to pay for nursing home costs, and the desires, wishes and concerns of the person or couple if that event were to occur.

When the need arises, your Florida elder law lawyer will associate other legal experts, such as nursing home abuse or financial abuse of the elderly. Florida Elder law covers all aspects of planning, counseling, education, and advocating for elderly clients as well as other elder law services.

Do all Florida attorneys practice elder law?

Your Jacksonville Coast Florida Elder Law Attorney brings more than just expertise in Florida elder law. We have knowledge and understanding of the senior population and the unique needs of the elderly, including Medicaid planning, as well as the myths related to competence and aging, the availability and the eligibility requirements for Medicaid benefits to pay for nursing home costs, and VA Pension or Aid and Attendance benefits.

We are aware of the physical and mental difficulties that often accompany the aging process.

Because of our broad knowledge base, your experienced Jacksonville Florida elder law attorney is able to more thoroughly address your legal needs, and to assist with Medicaid planning to pay for long term care at nursing homes to protect you and your family's assets from being exhausted by paying the costs of nursing home care.

What is long term care?
You can find information about the cost of long term care in Florida in this survey from Genworth Financial.

Your Elder law attorney at the Jacksonville Elder Law and Estate Planning Center, is knowledgeable and experienced with the requirements for obtaining VA pension benefits, including VA Aid and Attendance benefits, available for eligible veterans of foreign wars. If you are a veteran and served during any period of time in which the US was involved in a foreign conflict, and are 65 years of age or older, or are permanently disabled regardless of your age, you may be entitled to VA pension benefits or Aid and Attendance benefits. If you would like a consultation with your Florida elder law attorney with the Coleman Law Firm, please call us in Jacksonville, Florida at (904) 448-1969, or toll-free at 1-866-510-9099, or email us at

According to Time Magazine,
elder law attorneys stand out from other attorneys as kinder, gentler attorneys. The focus of an elder law attorney is on the older client and their families and how to best assure their client's quality of life during their final years rather than just the disposition of assets at death. Elder law is often considered a well blended mix of law and social work.

Your Northeast
Florida elder law attorney  at Coleman Elder Law, can help you with all aspects of providing elder law legal counsel to you and your family concerning your elder law needs, Medicaid benefits planning and eligibility to pay for long term care in a skilled nursing home, including the preparation and implementation of a Medicaid planning in Florida, a Medicaid spend down plan and filing the application for Medicaid benefits with the Florida Department of Children and Families, obtaining VA pension and aid and attendance benefits for veterans, or both. If you need the assistance of an elder law attorney or estate planning lawyer, you should contact your Jacksonville lawyer for elder law matters in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, or Ponte Vedra Beach at 904-448-1969, or toll free at 866-510-9099 or email us at Info@ColemanElderLaw.com

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