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New York Area Elder Law Attorney

The Law Offices of Mary K. Kelly – Elder Law Specialists

Estate and financial planning presents unique challenges as well as opportunities to our elder clients and children with elder parents. Mary K. Kelly, Esq. and her co-counsel team of experts are experienced in assisting with the several aspects of elder law. We apply our expertise to these difficult issues with compassion and understanding.

  • Traditional estate planning vehicles, including wills and trusts
  • Durable powers of attorney
  • Healthcare proxies
  • Guardianships and Conservatorships
  • Gift planning
  • Retirement planning
  • Coordination of home and institutional care services
  • Long term healthcare financing
  • Government benefits (including Social Security, disability, veterans’ benefits, Medicare and Medicaid)
  • Medicaid planning

We have assisted seniors with their unique long term care legal  issues for 16 years, including:

Medicaid Planning

Mary K. Kelly, Esq. is an experienced Medicaid planning attorney

Medicaid planning is a process through which an individual attempts to preserve all or a portion of her assets for her and her family's benefit by transferring assets to family members. Although Congress attempted to restrict the ability of an individual to engage in Medicaid planning with the passage of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 on February 8, 2006, many Medicaid planning techniques remain viable with the help of a Medicaid lawyer.

Medicaid is an extremely complex law. You need an experienced New York elder law firm to assist you with the process of Medicaid planning. You need a Medicaid attorney, such as Mary who knows how to help you process the complexities of the law to help you determine if you qualify for benefits under Medicaid Insurance Program..

Nursing homes cost anywhere from $10,000 to $12,000 a month. If you fail to handle your Medicaid application properly, you will either not receive Medicaid benefits at all or will receive those benefits later than you should have received the benefits. Assuming you miss eligibility for even three months, you will owe the nursing home $30,000 to $36,000. Nursing homes are getting extremely aggressive when this occurs and will, in many instances, end up suing you and your family members to pay the bill you now owe them. Avoid that. Call Mary K. Kelly for a free ½ hour consultation to learn how we can help.

Office Location


Rochester Office
Monroe County New York
Telephone: 585-234-9357

Long Island

Long Island Office
Copiague, New York 11726
Telephone: 631-691-2823


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