Practices

Elder Law

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We understand. We care. And we’re here to help.

When facing the challenges that come with age, chronic illness, dementia, or disability, whom our clients have on their side matters. At Chambliss, a client's cares and concerns are our own— a product of a passionate certified elder law team who has been in their shoes and spent decades helping families and individuals secure the quality of life, independence, and peace of mind they deserve. Providing a comprehensive roadmap of targeted legal, financial, and personal care needs, our elder law team helps clients understand their options, anticipate roadblocks before they happen, and develop a personalized long-term care plan that ensures their future or that of elderly loved ones is secure, healthy, and worry-free. 
 
Our Services Include:
 
  • Expert consultation
  • Preparation and review of life care plans
  • Elder law power of attorney
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Qualified income or Miller Trusts
  • Complex estate planning and property protection
  • Advance directives, healthcare proxies, living trusts, and wills
  • Long-term care coordination and long-term healthcare planning
  • Independent living and housing options
  • Patient advocacy with doctors and hospitals 
  • Qualification and planning for Medicaid and other benefits 
  • Social Security and retirement planning
  • Tax compliance
  • Crisis elder care management
  • Disability and incapacity planning
  • Assistance with Veterans Administration benefit planning

A Holistic Approach
When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. But at Chambliss, we have a full tool kit of highly trained professionals whose backgrounds include a Tennessee licensed social worker, dedicated elder law attorneys, resident CPAs, and one of only a handful of Certified Elder Law Attorneys in the Southeast. Additionally, our attorneys are members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and Elder Law Answers. The end result is a full-service team who will find a way to meet clients' needs— from:

  • Assisted living referrals
  • Tax compliance
  • Medicaid eligibility
  • Elder abuse cases
  • College savings plans for children or grandchildren
  • Hospice support

Our Process
First, we start by listening to our clients. We want to know their dreams, goals, and challenges from the start so we can best serve them and their visions for the future. After conducting a full analysis of a family’s finances, life insurance, healthcare benefits, and long-term care needs, we sit down to formulate an action plan and walk through everything a client would need to know about the elder care management process. Any questions clients have, we’re here to answer. Additionally, if homebound, we will go to our clients. Clients have a family in us— one that is only a phone call away.  

 

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Dana B. Perry
D. 423.757.0228
dperry@chamblisslaw.com