Elder Law Attorneys in Fort Myers

Elder Law Guidance and Solutions

Life takes all sorts of twists and turns and you never know what situation you’ll end up in. It can be especially difficult to know exactly how to handle difficult or important issues that arise with aging, but you do have somewhere to turn. Prather & Swank, P.A. are skilled at providing legal assistance to older adults as well as people of all ages who are preparing for the future.

Some of the legal solutions offered by our elder law attorneys:

  • estate planning
  • guardianship
  • wills
  • trusts
  • durable power of attorney documents

We also can help those who need assistance with caring for a loved one. Whether it be those whose parents are facing long-term care issues, or the parents and grandparents of special needs children, we are here to help and have experience with Medicaid, Life Care Planning, and Veterans Benefits. Let the attorneys at Prather & Swank, P.A. help guide you through those difficult times.

Frequently Asked Questions About Elder Law:

1. What is an elder law attorney?

First and foremost, an elder law attorney is an advocate for older adults and the disabled. Additionally, they also support the family and loved ones of their elderly clients. Elder law attorneys deal with a wide range of legal matters that affect the elderly. These often include estate planning documents, guardianship, probate and trust administration, and issues surrounding long-term care.

2. Why do I need an Elder Law Attorney?

Many people ask if they really need to hire an elder law attorney, and may even consider trying to handle legal matters themselves. We would advise against this due to the complexity of elder law issues. An incorrect word or oversight in these matters can mean the difference between a good results and legal nightmare. You should always consult legal counsel when dealing with Elder Law issues.

3. How do I prepare for a consultation with an Elder Law Attorney?

If you are planning for a consultation with a Prather & Swank, P.A. elder law attorney, it is best to have a few things prepared before your appointment. In addition to completing out intake form, you should identify areas where you believe you need help or guidance. If you have any specific goals or things you want the lawyer to do, make a list and bring those to your consultation. Additionally, write down topics that you’re confused or concerned about. Since meeting with a lawyer can seem like a daunting situation, making a list of items for discussion will help you feel at ease during your appointment. Completing our client intake and coming to an appointment prepared is the best way to help ensure you get the most of your time with our attorney.

Contact Prather & Swank, P.A. for Elder Law Consultations

Both attorneys are accredited with the Veterans Administration and members of LCPLFA, NAELA, AFELA, the Florida and Lee County Bar Associations and the Florida State Guardianship Association and its Southwest Florida Chapter. Both have been past and present Super Lawyers.

Areas in which we provide Elder Law Assistance:

  • Fort Myers
  • Naples
  • Cape Coral

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Beth A. Prather

Received her Juris Doctorate from University of Maine School of Law (Cum Laude). She is board certified in elder law by the Florida Bar.

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Britton Goodlad Swank

Received her Juris Doctorate with High Honors from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

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